DSLR and Mirrorless cameras offer the filmmaker an easy to use, high-quality video option suitable for a wide variety of filming tasks. This workshop will explore the basics of DSLR and mirrorless filming to ensure you understand all the technical aspects required. It will also look at appropriate accessories and the basics of the theory of film.
In the last few years, DSLR video has grown massively, to the point that you now can’t buy a DSLR camera that doesn’t shoot at least HD quality film. Combined with their large sensors and excellent low-light performance, they are creative powerhouses. This course will take you from never having shot video before to confidently being able to work the settings, understand the process and even begin planning out your stories so you’re ready to go shoot your next short film.
In this three-hour workshop, you will learn all the basics of camera function including frame rates, CODECs and focusing as well as looking at lens choice and audio recording. We’ll also cover light and lighting and look at some of the key accessories you may need to consider.
Because filmmaking is far more than just using a camera, you’ll learn the basics of storyboarding and how to construct a narrative too. This way, at the end of the workshop you’ll be ready to go and start telling your stories in a visual form.
Here we’ll cover everything from frame rates to CODECs, bit depth, wrappers, exposure and focusing.
Having a camera is just the start. we’ll discuss the merits of a variety of accessories and whether they are required or not. We’ll look at stability, lighting, audio and support.
In the third section, we’ll look at the importance of storyboarding and structure and discuss how you should go about planning a shoot.
What do I need to bring?
Bring along your camera so you can follow through with settings but also ask questions that relate directly to the camera model you have.
Make sure the battery is charged and you have a memory card too.