A short introduction to DSLR filmmaking

Course Dates: 24/07/21 - 31/07/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: PS - Photography Studio
Think quality video production needs a whole film crew? Think again! Discover how you can easily shoot
professional-level video on your own digital SLR camera and find out why DSLRs have become the camera of choice for many broadcast professionals.
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
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Course Code: VG600

Finished Sat, day, 24 Jul - 31 Jul '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

On this short practical course you will learn how to shoot professional-quality HD video with your digital SLR camera, You will find out how to set up your camera to the correct recording format, how to use the automatic settings and you will be introduced to some of the manual settings to optimise your footage and accommodate different shooting conditions. You will also be introduced to the use and of different lenses and some of the different methods of recording audio.

What will we cover?

- Setting up your camera and inserting and formatting an SD card
- Using your camera in automatic mode
- Some manual settings to optimise your footage
- An overview of the use of different lenses
- An overview of some of the different sound recording options.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- set up your camera and insert and format an SD card
- use the automatic mode of your camera to record video
- understand how to use some of the manual settings to optimise your footage
- be aware of the use and application of different lenses
- be aware of the use of some of the different sound recording options.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners course open to anyone with a digital camera and an interest in video filming.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical
exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note we will be working on Apple Mac

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to bring your own digital SLR camera with you to the class if you have one. If you don’t, some
cameras will be made available to the group for use in the class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If you've enjoyed the basics of digital video-making, City Lit runs a huge range of digital photography and
filmmaking courses for all levels and covering a vast range of skills and practical applications. Courses include Documentary, Narrative and Experimental film making, Editing using Premiere Pro, Final Cut ProX, Da Vinci resolve and iMovie and courses in storyboarding and sound recording.

Lyndon Ives Tutor Website

Lyndon began his film career working as a runner on several short films and features whilst writing for his own films. Following this, he wrote, produced and directed three successful short films in quick succession between 2003 and 2006. Since then Lyndon has been developing a number of feature films for his production company while working as a filmmaker, with his most recent short film The Verity featuring in a number of international film festivals. For over eighteen years Lyndon has been running a wide range of practical film courses aimed at beginners and professionals alike. His teaching style is very practical, “I try to make them as enjoyable as possible and hopefully the first thing the students would want to do after the course is make another film…”

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.