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Fundamentals of DSLR Filmmaking

via CreativeLive


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If you own a DSLR camera, you already own a powerful filmmaking tool. Ready to learn how to use it? Join CreativeLive and Victor Ha for a course that will cover the core principles of capturing video with your DSLR.

Through hands-on demos - including how to create compelling video interviews - Victor will guide you through the core techniques of DSLR filmmaking. You’ll learn how to apply the compositional skills of still photography to taking video. You’ll also learn about how to navigate the video-capturing features of your DSLR, choose the right gear for your filmmaking needs, and incorporate audio into your shoots. From framing shots to producing simple projects to spatial relationships, the skills you gain in this course will leave you ready and inspired to create high-quality, engaging film projects.


  • Class Introduction
  • Shooting for the Edit Part 1
  • Shooting for the Edit Part 2
  • Camera Basics Part 1
  • Camera Basics Part 2
  • Preferred Camera Settings with Q&A
  • A Video a Day
  • 180 Degree Rule
  • Thinking in Sequences
  • Movement with Monopods
  • Movement with Video Tripods
  • Movement with Sliders
  • Breaking into Video with Hybrid Portraits
  • The Portrait Film
  • The Hybrid Wedding and Wedding Film
  • The Corporate Profile
  • Basics of Sound
  • Microphones and Their Differences
  • Picking the Right Microphone
  • Double System Sound
  • Hi-Hats and Low-Hats
  • Handheld Stabilization with Q&A
  • Timelapse
  • Lensbaby, Copters and 4K
  • Using Your Current Photographic Tools for Video
  • DSLR Filmmaking Tools Part 1
  • DSLR Filmmaking Tools Part 2
  • Lighting 101
  • Ambient Light Part 1
  • Ambient Light Part 2
  • Soundtracks for Dummies Part 1
  • Soundtracks for Dummies Part 2
  • Lighting 102
  • One Light Setup
  • Two and Three Light Setup
  • Lighting Q&A
  • Corporate Profile Pre-Production
  • Storyboarding, Shot List, and Gear List
  • Callsheet, Crew, and Sound

Taught by

Victor Ha

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