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Complete DSLR Video Production Course

Learn how to shoot beautiful video with your DSLR camera. This is the perfect video course for beginners and hobbyists

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This online DSLR Video course will teach you how to shoot amazing videos with your DSLR camera. This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of video production, even if you have little to no experience with it, to help create videos that help you stand out from the crowd. Master Videography Techniques to Create Extraordinary Videos and Boost Your Freelancing Income. That's right, this is a highly desirable skill that companies are looking to pay for in this new digital world. Understand How Cameras Work and What Gear You Need Master Shooting in Manual Mode Use Stabilization, Composition, and Lighting Learn How to Record Crystal Clear Audio Edit Your Videos and Share Them with the World Regardless of what your level of experience is or what type of camera you use, this in-depth course is designed to provide you with everything you need to take your video skills to the next level. Whether you prefer shooting documentary, corporate, commercial, narrative or music videos, a great videographer knows how to compose a shot, light it, and edit it. By honing these skills, you can turn your passion into a career.
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Curriculum

  • Introduction
    Course Introduction
    3:54
    Top 5 Tips for Better DSLR Video
    This video is a quick-win tutorial where I give you my 5 tips for better DSLR video.
    3:36
    Which Camera Brand is Best?
    Which camera brand is best for DSLR video? This is a question that I often get from students. In this video, I'll explain why camera brand is important but doesn't make a huge different for shooting great video.
    2:12
    How to Succeed in this Course & an Important Message
    In this video, I talk about how to succeed with this course.
    1:43
  • Getting Started with DSLR Video
    Introduction to Section - What camera will I be teaching with?
    In this video lesson, we'll dive right into what we'll be talking about in this section.
    2:07
    Turning your Camera On & Changing to Video Mode
    In this video tutorial, we'll look at a camera and learn how to turn it on and off, including how to change from photo mode to video mode.
    0:37
    Putting On & Taking Off Lenses
    In this video tutorial, we'll learn how to properly put on and take off lenses from your DSLR.
    2:07
    Shooting Modes - Which mode should you shoot in?
    In this video tutorial, we'll learn about the different modes you can shoot in - from manual to automatic. Which is best for you?
    1:25
    Choosing a Memory Card & Putting a Card in the Camera
    In this video tutorial, we'll learn about memory card types, speeds, and how to put them in your camera.
    2:14
    Choosing Video Quality & Frame Rate
    In this video tutorial, we'll learn about different video sizes, qualities, and frame rates. You'll be able to understand which is best for you.
    3:38
    Recording Video, Reviewing your Footage, Deleting Clips & Formatting a Memory Card
    In this video tutorial, we'll learn how to record video, review footage in-camera, how to delete specific clips from your camera, and how to format (delete all clips from) a memory card.
    2:34
    Section Conclusion
    In this video tutorial, we wrap up this great section on the basics of DSLR filmmaking.
    0:31
    Exercise: Practice Setting Up Your Camera & Tripod
    For your first exercise, we're going to set up your camera and tripod!
    0:48
    Exercise: Walkthrough
    In this video, I walk you through setting up your camera and tripod.
    6:57
  • Learn the Manual Settings of your DSLR Camera
    Intro to Section
    In this video tutorial, we'll dive right into learning the manual settings of a typical DSLR video camera.
    0:59
    Shutter Speed and Video
    In this video tutorial, we'll learn the basics of shutter speed and how it affects video.
    2:15
    Tip - Setting Shutter Speed as Twice the Frame Rate
    In this video tutorial, I give you a tip for choosing the right shutter speed.
    0:52
    Aperture and Video (aka F-Stop or Iris)
    In this video tutorial, we cover the basics of aperture (also known as f-stop or iris) and how it affects video while shooting with a DSLR video camera.
    2:37
    ISO and Video
    In this video tutorial, we'll cover the basics of changing ISO and how it affects your video. ISO is basically how sensitive your camera is.
    2:16
    Tip - Using Lights to Fix Exposure
    In this video tutorial, I'll give you a tip on how to fix exposure without using your camera.
    0:37
    Setting White Balance and a Bit About Color Temperature
    In this video tutorial, we'll learn how to properly set white balance using the presets of your camera. We'll also learn what color temperature is, and what different types of lights there are.
    3:50
    What is a Picture Style, and How to Choose the Right One
    In this video tutorial, we'll learn about the different picture styles: Standard, Neutral, Landscape, Portrait - and some custom downloadable styles like Cinestyle or Marvels Cine. Cinestyle download: http://www.technicolor.com/en/solutions-services/cinestyle Marvels Cine download: https://marvelsfilm.wordpress.com/marvels-cine-canon/
    2:45
    Practice - Play with Your Settings
    In this video tutorial, I challenge you to get out there and start shooting video.
    0:37
    Tips for Getting Perfect Focus
    In this video tutorial, I'll give you some tips for getting perfect focus using your DSLR.
    2:12
  • Basics of Video Composition - Getting Great Shot
    Intro to Composition
    Welcome to the section on video composition!
    0:31
    Basic Composition - Wide, Medium, and Close Up Shots
    In this video, we'll cover different types of shots and I'll show you many examples from work I've done to inspire you.
    3:56
    Tip - Head Room
    In this video, I'll give you a good tip about knowing how much head room to have.
    1:19
    The Rule of Thirds
    In this video, I'll explain the rule of thirds - one of the basic rules of good composition.
    1:40
    Composing Interview Shots
    In this video, I'll talk about how to compose your interview shots.
    3:17
    Conclusion to this Section
    Thank you for watching this section about composition.
    0:31
    Exercise: Compose a Shot Using the Rule of Thirds
    It's time for an exercise. Your exercise is to compose a shot using the rule of thirds. In the next video, I'll show you some example that I just recorded for this exercise.
    0:25
    Exercise: Walkthrough
    In this video, I'll show you some examples of video shot using the rule of thirds.
    2:37
  • Equipment Check - Building Your DSLR Video Kit
    The Camera Body
    In this video, I go over the camera body.
    2:18
    Lens Options - Primes vs. Zooms
    In this video, we learn about the different lens options for your DSLR.
    6:20
    Lighting Options
    In this video, we learn about the different lighting options for DSLR shooting.
    3:21
    Audio Recording
    In this video, we discuss the different audio recording options for DSLR video.
    3:23
    Stabilization - Tripods, Monopods, Steady Cam Systems, and Drones
    In this video, we talk about the different stabilization options for DSLR video shooting.
    3:12
  • Lighting for DSLR Video
    Introduction to Lighting Section
    In this video lesson, we'll introduce the topic of video lighting.
    0:26
    Using Ambient Light for Video
    In this video tutorial, we'll learn about using ambient light (i.e. natural light) to light your video sets.
    1:52
    Tip - Use a Bounce Card
    In this video tutorial, I show you how a bounce card can be the perfect 'lighting kit' in your bag.
    0:46
    DIY Cheap and Easy Lighting Solutions
    In this video tutorial, I show you my DIY lighting setup that cost less than $50.
    1:23
    Key Light Sample, Diffusion, and Gels
    In this video tutorial, I show you an example of a powerful key light. We learn about using diffusion to 'soften' light and using gels to change a light's color temperature.
    3:00
    Tip - Use Gloves to Protect Your Hands from Hot Lights
    In this video lesson, I'll give you an important safety tip for dealing with hot lights.
    0:38
    Using a Spotlight for Highlighting Details
    In this video lesson, I'll show you an example of a smaller spotlight - the Lowel Pro Light.
    1:36
    What is Three-Point Lighting (aka Documentary Lighting)?
    In this video, we'll learn how create a beautiful lighting setup for interviews using the three-point lighting setup. I'll also show you examples from videos that I've shot in the past.
    3:39
    Lighting for Mood
    In this video, I'll quickly explain how lighting can change the mood of a scene. For homework, watch this video brought to you by Still Motion: videoschoolonline.com/mood
    1:01
  • Audio for DSLR Video
    Intro to Audio Recording for Video
    Welcome to the audio section! In this section, we're going to learn about recording audio for your videos.
    0:42
    Recording Audio with an External Recording Device like the Zoom H4N
    In this video lesson, I'll show you what types of external audio recording devices I suggest.
    2:02
    How to Use a Lavaliere Microphone (aka Lapel Mic)
    In this video lesson, we'll learn how to use one of my favorite types of microphones - the lapel mic.
    3:55
    How to Use a Shotgun Microphone (aka Boom Mic)
    In this video lesson, we'll learn how to use the shotgun microphone.
    3:08
    How to Use Your Smart Phone to Record Great Audio
    In this video lesson, we'll learn how to use your smart phone to record great audio!
    1:25
    How to Record Audio at Proper Levels
    In this video lesson, I show you how to use an audio recording device like the Zoom H4N to properly record audio.
    3:45
    How to Reduce Background Noise
    In this tutorial, I'll talk about ways to reduce background noise to improve audio quality.
    4:10
    Exercise: Record Audio and Remove Background Noise
    The exercise for this section is to record some audio and remove background noise.
    0:40
    Exercise: Walkthrough
    In this video, I'll show you how to remove background noise from audio using Audacity. Download this amazing tool for free: http://audacityteam.org/
    4:10
  • Advanced Video Production Tips
    Intro to Section
    Welcome to the section where we'll cover some more intermediate and advanced DSLR shooting tips.
    0:44
    Shooting for Slow Motion
    In this tutorial, we'll learn how to shoot for slow motion with a DSLR camera.
    1:51
    Getting Enough Coverage
    In this video, I'll talk about how to make sure you get enough coverage for the edit.
    2:12
    Shooting with Multiple Cameras
    In this video, I'll talk about how to shoot a video with multiple cameras professionally.
    5:50
    Exercise: Slow Motion
    In this lesson, your action item is to shoot slow motion DSLR video.
    0:41
    Exercise: Walkthrough
    In this video, I show you how to slow down footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.
    4:08
  • Video Editing for DSLR Shooters
    Intro to Editing
    Welcome to the video editing section, where you'll learn how to edit your DSLR footage.
    2:02
    Ingesting Video into the Computer
    In this DSLR video tutorial, we cover some of the basics of video editing - how to ingest video footage onto your computer.
    2:00
    Importing Video into the Video Editing Application
    In this DSLR video tutorial, we cover some of the basics of video editing - how to import video into your video editing application.
    4:12
    Creating a New Video Sequence
    In this DSLR video tutorial, we cover some of the basics of video editing - how to create a new video sequence.
    5:41
    Basic Video Editing Tools and Tips
    In this video tutorial, you'll learn some of the basic ways to edit video on your timeline including workflow and tricks to be more efficient.
    5:45
    Syncing Video and Audio files for DSLR Shooters
    In this DSLR video tutorial, we cover some of the basics of video editing - how to sync multiple audio and video clips with Premiere Pro and Plural Eyes.
    5:44
    Adding Titles
    In this DSLR video tutorial, we cover some of the basics of video editing - how to add titles to your video.
    3:34
    Exporting your Video for Sharing
    In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to export your videos for sharing.
    4:39
    Exercise: Edit a Video Montage
    This is the last exercise of the course! I hope you enjoy!
    1:19
  • Conclusion
    Course Wrap Up
    Thank You for taking my course
    1:31

Skills

  • Digital Video Production
  • Videography

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