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DSLR Video Production - Start Shooting Better Video Today

via Skillshare


Start shooting amazing video with your DSLR camera!

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.

Contents and Overview

You'll start with the basics and tackle how a camera operates in video mode, the types of cameras and lenses available, and equipment you'll need for accomplishing your goals.

You'll learn about your camera settings, including how to shoot in manual mode. You'll use stabilization tools and master how to properly compose and light a scene. You'll even learn how to record audio using different microphones (shotgun, lavaliere/lapel, and even your smart phone) to get great quality sound.

You'll then learn some advanced tips for shooting with DSLR cameras like how to shoot for slow motion, shooting a multi-camera production, and getting enough coverage. Finally, you'll learn how to edit your own videos, sync audio, add titles, and export for sharing.

By the end of this course, your confidence as a videographer will soar. You'll have a thorough understanding of your DSLR camera and gear so you can use them to their fullest potential to take unforgettable videos and start a profitable video career.


  • Top 5 Tips for Better DSLR Video
  • Which Camera Brand is Best
  • How to Succeed in this Course
  • Introduction to this Section - What camera will I be teaching with?
  • Turning your Camera On & Changing to Video Mode
  • Putting On & Taking Off Lenses
  • Shooting Modes - Which mode should you shoot in?
  • Choosing a Memory Card & Putting a Card in the Camera
  • Choosing Video Quality & Frame Rate
  • Recording Video, Reviewing your Footage, Deleting Clips & Formatting
  • Section Conclusion
  • Exercise: Practice Setting Up Your Camera & Tripod
  • Exercise: Walkthrough
  • Introduction to this Section
  • Shutter Speed and Video
  • Tip - Setting Shutter Speed as Twice the Frame Rate
  • Aperture and Video (aka F-Stop or Iris)
  • ISO and Video
  • Tip - Using Lights to Fix Exposure
  • Setting White Balance and a Bit About Color Temperature
  • What is a Picture Style, and How to Choose the Right One
  • Practice: Play with Your Settings
  • Tips for Getting Perfect Focus
  • Introduction to Composition
  • Basic Composition - Wide, Medium, and Close Up Shots
  • Tip - Head Room
  • The Rule of Thirds
  • Composing Interview Shots
  • Conclusion to this Section
  • Exercise: Compose a Shot Using the Rule of Thirds
  • Exercise: Walkthrough
  • The Camera Body
  • Lens Options - Primes vs. Zooms
  • Lighting Options
  • Audio Recording
  • Stabilization - Tripods, Monopods, Steady Cam Systems, and Drones
  • Introduction to Lighting Section
  • Using Ambient Light for Video
  • Tip - Use a Bounce Card
  • DIY Cheap and Easy Lighting Solutions
  • Key Light Sample, Diffusion, and Gels
  • Tip - Use Gloves to Protect Your Hands
  • Using a Spotlight for Highlighting Details
  • What is Three-Point Lighting?
  • Lighting for Mood
  • Should You Diffuse or Dim Your Video Lights?
  • Intro to Audio Recording for Video
  • Recording Audio with an External Recording Device
  • How to Use a Lavaliere Microphone (aka Lapel Mic)
  • How to Use a Shotgun Microphone (aka Boom Mic)
  • How to Use Your Smart Phone to Record Great Audio
  • How to Record Audio at Proper Levels
  • How to Reduce Background Noise
  • Exercise: Record Audio and Remove Background Noise
  • Exercise: Walkthrough
  • Intro to Section
  • Shooting for Slow Motion
  • Getting Enough Coverage
  • Shooting with Multiple Cameras
  • Exercise: Slow Motion
  • Exercise: Walkthrough
  • Sample Slow Motion Hummingbird Video
  • Bonus: Slow Motion in After Effects
  • Intro to Editing
  • Ingesting Video into the Computer
  • Importing Video into the Video Editing Application
  • Creating a New Video Sequence
  • Basic Video Editing Tools and Tips
  • Syncing Video and Audio Files for DSLR Shooters
  • Adding Titles
  • Exporting your Video for Sharing
  • Course Project: Edit a Video Montage
  • Exercise Example - Beach Montage
  • Thank You

Taught by

Phil Ebiner


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