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Shooting Video with a DSLR

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Two Day Course

Overview

The course is designed for photographers (wedding photographers, photojournalists, event photographers or enthusiastic amateurs) who have some existing photography skills but who are inexperienced in using their camera to creating a video.

We will cover camera settings, equipment, lighting, shot composition and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This is an introductory level course so you need no previous experience of camera techniques or video production to attend this course.

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

     

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £545 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Day One

    Introduction
    • 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

    Introduction
    • 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
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 13103 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed13103
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback




"Great quality of instruction and administration of the course."



"Teachers were very helpful and good atmosphere"



"Great location, great staff, course content was spot on"



"Knowledgeable and friendly trainer"



"Really satisfied. Really friendly and welcoming atmosphere, so a good learning environment. Lots of opportunities to ask questions."



"I loved the overall approach to the course, really well structured and a lovely location! The information I was given before arriving was really useful too. Thank you very much!"



"Friendly and welcoming staff - i was feeling ill at one point and staff were very accommodating!"



"Course was very good and interesting, trainer was extremely knowledgeable, just needs a slightly quicker pace. "



"everything, it was great !"



"Making us welcome. Managing varied levels in the course."



"Tailoring the information to the level of the student. I was a total beginner."



"Good relaxed atmosphere. Small class size was great"