Session 1: Video Recording for DSLR Photographers
In this 2-day weekend session, students will learn the basics of pre-production, cinematography, lighting, stabilization and motion while capturing footage for a short video project. The course finishes off with basic editing using the latest editing software.
10:00am - 12:00pm
Introduction and Lecture (Theater)
Basics of digital photography
Discussion on the practical applications of short video
Importance of stabilization and tools to improve the look of your video
How to use lighting from natural and artificial sources
Demonstration of concepts & results discussed in morning session
Visual presentation of sample videos
Introduction to equipment needs
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Demonstration and Workshop (Studio)
Demo of available equipment and its applications
Hands-on project with students using various lighting & stabilizing tools to capture footage for a short video project.
10:00am - 12:00am
Lecture (Computer Lab)
Introduction to non-linear editing and importing video
Video formats and file handling
Introduction to editing software options
Demonstration of editing software
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Students begin importing, converting, and organizing their footage
Hands-on editing with instructor supervision and guidance
Exporting projects for distribution and viewing
This series of intensive weekend courses is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of video for DSLR photographers. Through classroom discussions, visual examples and hands-on workshops we discuss how to add DSLR video to a photographer's repertoire.
Each weekend session focuses on one of three essential aspects of video production and can be taken individually or as a full packaged series.
At the end of this course you will have more confidence in using your camera and equipment, an understanding of basic video production principles, increased skill in manipulating creative tools and a renewed excitement for what DSLR cameras have to offer. Whether you are an aspiring professional, a dedicated hobbyist or a weekend warrior, this course is sure to satisfy your taste for video production!
About the Instructor: Scott Hastings
Scott is a Media Producer & Trainer with 15 years of professional experience. Scott brings great relevance to his training through patience, humour, and proven communication techniques to convey complex concepts in simple understandable ways. Scott is an active designer, blogger, administrator and video producer.
Video-capable digital SLR camera with at least 1 lens
Pre-requisites: Digital Photography 101 or equivalent fundamental understanding of digital photography
Duration: Each session is 2 days, Saturday / Sunday from 10am to 5pm
Cost: $375 for individual sessions or $995 package for all 3 sessions