DSLR Movie making

Learn how to use a DSLR for shooting video. This section gives an overview of useful equipment for filming using DSLRs and also provides creative video ideas and post processing techniques.

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01. Movie Making Introduction

01. Introduction and equipment overview

This class provides an overview of the upcoming courses, the techniques that will be covered and the equipment that will be used. You’ll discover how to achieve the professional results you see on television, in music videos, corporate videos, stock…
02. Equipment Overview

02. Film planning, permits and story

Filmmaking requires a level of planning, preparation and thought, regardless of the subject or purpose. Narrative is a crucial element and it’s important that you have a plan in place before you start filming. In this DSLR movie making class…
03. The Essential Approach

03. Lighting & Colour balance

As with photography, lighting is a key consideration when it comes to filmmaking. In this class Karl looks at the different types of lighting that you can use and also the different styles and moods that it creates. He explains…
04. filming style

04. Filming decisions & styles

Before you start a filming project it's essential to have a plan. But how do you decide upon and create different styles and make executive filming decisions? In this chapter Karl explains exactly how as you go behind the scenes…
motion timelapse

05. Motion time lapse

Time lapse photography creates an enigmatic addition to your productions and can be very easy to achieve with just a few pieces of kit. When you add motion it makes them even more interesting. In this chapter Karl talks over…
06. Motion Time Lapse

06. Camera jibs

Creating amazingly smooth shots is made a lot easier with the use of camera jibs. In this video Karl explains the ins and outs of using a camera jib to get pro results, from simply explaining how it actually works…
07. Camera Stabilisers

07. Camera stabilisers

Getting good smooth video is often imperative for your shot and in this chapter Karl talks about stabilizers that allow the camera to stay steady as you shoot and demonstrates how to set up, balance and use them properly to…
Car Dollys & Timelapse

08. Car dolly & timelapse

In this chapter Karl creates some motion time-lapse footage from the bonnet of a car as it moves through the city and explains how to set up this shot and capture some amazing footage. From how to set up the…
Static Timelapse

09. Static timelapse

Setting up a timelapse doesn't have to be complicated, static time lapses can be just as effective and are very easy to achieve with just a few pieces of kit. In this chapter Karl shows you how you can get…
Slow Motion

10. Slow motion

Ever wondered how you create slow motion footage? In this chapter Karl explains the technical aspects of frame rate and resolution and how to set up your camera to be able to take slow motion footage with this simple demonstration…
Filming at Night

11. Filming at night & in low light

DSLR cameras can be great for filming in low light with fast lenses and high ISO and low noise capabilities can provide a large variety of cinematic options that just wouldn't be possible with similarly priced video cameras. In this…
Post Production & Editing

12. Post production & Editing

Filming can be tricky and time consuming in its own right however what really makes a film project come together is the post work that takes place afterwards. The video editing, adding graphics, special effects and sorting out sound are…
Sound Editing

13. Sound editing

Sound is of course an important part of the film making process. In this chapter Karl explains how to fix little errors such as removing a phone ringing and removing hisses from your sound recordings as well as showing you…
Sound Recording

14. Recording sound

In this chapter Karl talks you through how to use external sound recording devices to achieve the highest quality of sound possible and why you shouldn't just rely on the sound recorded from your DSLR. NOTE: This photography class is…