Masterclass – Shooting Video with your DSLR Camera

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Masterclass – Shooting Video with your DSLR Camera

Course Details

This workshop will look at the basics of shooting and editing video using a standard DSLR camera.  Areas such as shooting, lighting, audio and post processing will be covered.

Students will look at the movie life cycle from the Pre-Production phase through to editing and presenting the final movie. Starting at Pre-Production i.e. planning our shoot, from a list of the shots we want to capture, to the use of scripts and storyboards.  Moving on to camera settings, capturing a video sequence is different, very different from still photography.  We will look at focusing, depth of field, frame rates, white balance, aspect ratios etc used for video capture. 

When we come to shoot the video we generally want to include some wide angle shots, close-ups, perhaps some stills from a variety of angles to make our video interesting and engage with the audience.  We will look at the mix of shots along with techniques such as padding.  Having created our shots, we will look at post production, the editing phase, piecing our shots together.  Finally adding sound tracks as required.  Hand-outs will be available to assist you to practice the tools and techniques learnt at home.

Information & Support

You will be taught by means of practical demonstration and hands on experience. 

Courses and workshops will be offered throughout the year giving learners the opportunity to further develop their skills. Please bring along your digital camera with charged batteries, memory cards and instruction manual along with any other photographic equipment you may have that could be useful such as a tripod.  A charger and/or USB cables, USB memory stick will also be useful if you have them.  Please bring a notebook and pen, and also a packed lunch. 

Practical help and advice is provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language.  Please contact our Centre Staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

Course Cost

Workshop - £40

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

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What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

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What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

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What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

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How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

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Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

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