Try it out: DSLR filmmaking

Course Dates: 15/09/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Discover how to use the manual settings of your DSLR camera to shoot professional-level video on this introductory workshop.
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00

Course Code: VG555

Wed, eve, 15 Sep - 15 Sep '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Understanding how to use the manual settings of your DSLR cameras is key to shooting successful video. Professional film makers check a specific set of settings every time they shoot. This short workshop session teaches you that checklist and helps ensure the quality of your footage.

What will we cover?

- Understanding the function of, and how to access and adjust, frame rate
- Understanding the function of, and how to access and adjust, shutter speed
- Understanding the function of, and how to access and adjust, ISO
- Understanding the function of, and how to access and adjust, white balance

- Understanding the function of and how to access and adjust aperture.

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

- Understand the function of frame rate, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and aperture.
- access and adjust frame rate
- access and adjust shutter speed
- access and adjust ISO
- access and adjust white balance
- access and adjust aperture.

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

This is a beginners’ course.

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

You will be taught using a range of techniques including short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Film and Animation.

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

Please bring your camera (if you have one) to the classes and you may wish to bring a notebook and pen. The City Lit has a range of Digital SLR cameras, lights and and tripods, which you are available for use during the class. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note: PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).

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

You can develop your DSLR film making practice further in the DSLR for video: shoot and edit course.

City Lit offer a range of courses in HD video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, lighting, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.

David Kline

David Kline is a filmmaker with experience as a scriptwriter, producer, director and editor. He started in film work via a fortuitous, personal link to the US actor, writer, director and producer Laurence Fishburne. David assisted Mr Fishburne in the development of a screen adaptation of a well-known novella (Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist') for Warner Brothers. David has since worked as a script reader and reporter for several UK film agencies including Script Factory, Scottish Screen and Northern Ireland Screen. He has written numerous short film scripts and produced several, including 'On the Edge' which won Best Drama (Diamond Award) at the European Independent Film Awards 2018 and 'Game Over' a co-write with Director Adam Jenkins featuring Blake Harrison, Gemma Whelan and Naomi Battrick, which was officially selected for the LA Shorts International Film Festival 2018 and London Short Film Festival 2019. David has also written several spec full length, feature film screenplays in a range of genres from horror to thriller to family drama. He is an experienced and qualified teacher and trainer.

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.