Modern stills cameras are capable of stunning video quality. Indeed there have been successful independent movies that have been shot solely with DSLR or Mirrorless cameras. A lot of photographers, however are a little daunted by shooting video. They often see video as a very different medium to stills photography. The fact is, that whilst there are indeed many differences, those differences are not as great as you might think. Many of the techniques and compositional rules we know in photography are quite similar when shooting video footage.
Let me unravel the mysteries of shooting video with your stills camera.
In this course I will teach you how to shoot professional looking, cinematic video footage using your stills camera. This course will take you from the basics of setting up your camera for video, through the many technical aspects of video and on to the creative concepts. From there you will learn how to make a basic edit using a free but powerful editing suite.
Techniques that you will learn on this course include:
- The Basic Camera Settings
- The 180 Degree Shutter Rule
- Frame Rates vs Shutter Speed
- The Important and Less Important Equipment Required
- Resolution, Codecs and Aspect Ratios
- The Creative Concepts of Shooting Video
- The Differences and Similarities Of Shooting Video vs Stills
- How To Create A Basic First Edit
The course is designed for photographers of a beginner through intermediate level that wish to improve their video shooting knowledge and skills. You will require a video enabled stills camera and preferably a tripod.
What you’ll learn
- In this course I will teach you how to shoot video on your stills camera. From basic settings all the way to important techniques and compositional rules
- You will understand the importance of shutter speed to the look of your film
- I will teach you the importance and relevance of frame rates.
- At the end, I will give you a basic introduction to editing your videos.
- You will need a video enabled DSLR or Mirrorless Camera. A tripod and Neutral Density filters will be useful but not vital
- The course expects a basic knowledge of photography and photographic composition
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for new or intermediate photographers struggling with, or wanting to learn more about shooting video