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Shooting Video with a DSLR | Training Course

For those that have mastered photography but are struggling to create videos with a DSLR.
Learn everything from camera settings to editing with professional video experts.


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Shooting Video with a DSLR | Training Course

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Course Info

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Course Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Master manual camera settings for video
  • Perfect shot composition and framing
  • Learn effective lighting techniques
  • Capture high-quality audio
  • Acquire essential video editing skills
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
Course Takeaways
Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.9 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 171 reviews

Day One


• Basic technical theory about video definition, frame rates and bit-rates

• Advice on what equipment you might need to purchase

• Building a pre-shoot checklist

Using the manual camera settings

• Setting up video mode and video settings

• Setting up your cameras picture style

• Getting correct shot exposure

• Balancing aperture and ISO for best results

• Setting the shutter speed for video

• Setting a custom white-balance

Shot composition and framing a subject

• Correct shot composition for an interview

• Best use of available space and backgrounds

• Wide, medium and close-ups

Lighting techniques

• Three-point lighting

• Using a simple key-light

• Using a reflector as a fill

• Using natural lighting

Working with sound

• Different types of microphone and which ones you need

• Positioning your mic correctly

• Getting good sound levels in your camera

• Reducing ambient noise

Shooting an interview

• Framing basics

• Basic interview techniques

• Off-camera and to-camera interviews

• How to shoot for easier editing

Questions & answers

Day Two


• The video editing workflow with Premiere Pro

• Understanding projects, sequences and clips.

Importing and organising your footage

• Copying files from your memory cards

• Importing single and multiple files and folders

• Using bins and renaming clips

Basic Editing Skills

• Creating a new sequence using the DSLR sequence presets

• Previewing your clips in the Source Panel

• Playback and marking shortcuts

• Three-point and drag-and-drop editing

Editing in the Timeline

• Rearranging and re-timing clips in the timeline

• Copying and pasting clips

Working with audio

• Mixing audio and changing volume over time

• Cleaning bad audio with the Equalizer

Text and Titles with the Graphics Panel

• Adding text and shapes to create a basic Lower Third

• Working with logos and layers in the edit panel

• Saving your designs as templates to save time

Colour Correction

• Fixing common problems with the footage

• Adding creative colour treatments

Resizing images and video

• Basic Motion Controls

• Working with logos and photographs

Exporting your project

• Making life simple with Presets

• Web exports for YouTube, Facebook and more

• Exporting for PC and MAC playback

Questions & answers

Please bring a camera with you to the course

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"Simon was a brilliantly knowledgable trainer, really patient when explaining and did so clearly. Helped me along with various steps, letting me figure things out and giving advice at the right times. Really practical and hands on, putting the new skills immediately into practice."
EK Communications
6th June - Shooting Video with a DSLR

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