Shooting Basic Video
Video — your camera can shoot it but not sure where to start? Have you tried video but aren't happy with the results? Shutter, ISO, Aperture — don’t work the same as when taking photos. Need help making sense of it?
In this course, we introduce beginner concepts and techniques necessary for shooting video with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Targeted at beginning videographers and anyone interested in shooting video, this course covers cinematography basics.
• Choosing a Camera
• Lens Selection
• Basic Stabilization and Tripods
• Basic Storytelling
• Frame Rates
• Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO in relation to video
• Basic Audio
• Basic Lighting Considerations
• Basic Concepts of Editing
• Camera - DSLR or Mirrorless that records video
• A freshly formatted memory card
• A fully charged battery
• Note-taking Supplies
• A tripod (optional)
This course is geared towards beginners in videography. We also assume you are familiar with your camera and it’s use. The concepts covered assume you are a photographer and requires an understanding of intermediate photography concepts - shutter, ISO, aperture, composition.
Schedule and Format
This is a lecture and hands-on class. The first three hours of class are spent in the Precision Camera classroom covering the concepts outlined above. The last half hour will be spent using your camera to shoot short video clips, try different settings, ask questions and receive one-on-one guidance.
If you arrive to the class and find the store closed, please head to the auxiliary door on the north side of the building and ring the doorbell. Someone will come to let you in.
About the Instructor
Todd White specializes in fashion, portrait and commercial photography/videography. He has photographed with many country artists including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and George Strait. A selection of these photos have been published in People and Country Weekly magazines. Other commercial work has been published in Vogue, British Vogue, the Wall Street Journal and Texas Highways. Other commercial clients include Altar'd State, Facebook, Pinterest and Neiman Marcus. Todd has videography and editing experience in fashion and commercial projects. He has shot/edited spots for Austin Area Chevy, The Alamo in San Antonio, City of Georgetown and Rudy's BBQ. He is the Director of Media for Fashion X and Producer and Videographer for the Daytripper TV show on PBS.
Please review our class cancellation policy below.
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund except for with some special classes and events such as the Mock Wedding and excursions. See below for more information.
If you register for a class that we hold on a regular basis, and do not show up for the class, you will be rescheduled one time. Once rescheduled, if you do not show up for a class, your payment will be forfeited.
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.
Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund no later than two business days prior to the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.
How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored. Please note that class refunds are only issued during business hours, Monday through Friday.
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