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DSLR Video Production – Start Shooting Better Video Today

Learn how to shoot beautiful video with your DSLR camera. This is the perfect video course for beginners and hobbyists.
Instructor:
Phil Ebiner
25,391 students enrolled
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Shoot amazing video with a DSLR camera
Use the manual settings to control how your video looks
Record great sounding audio with their video
Compose beautiful shots
Light videos on a budget
Excel with advanced DSLR tips
Edit your video using the most popular video editing applications

You’re here because you want to shoot video with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera, right?

It’s great to have you here.

You might be a brand new beginner, or have a little bit of camera knowledge and looking to become more advanced.

With today’s DSLR and mirrorless cameras, you can shoot beautiful HD video like never before. This is the perfect course for you if you want to jump into DSLR Video Production.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I’m the creator of some of the world’s most popular video and photography courses – with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like this:

Phil is a very detail educating person. He does not leave you having questions. Gives you other resources to refer to for more instructions on subjects if you wish to go there. Thanks. Phil. – Khoa Dang

All of Phil’s classes are excellent! – James Ryan

Great so far, clear concise and full of good information – Paul Johnson

My Promise to You

I’m a full time online instructor. I’ll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how to shoot video with DSLR cameras. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I’ll make it happen.

Get Ready to Change Your Life

This online DSLR Video course will teach you how to shoot amazing videos with your DSLR camera.

This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of video production, even if you have little to no experience with it, to help create videos that help you stand out from the crowd.

Master Videography Techniques to Create Extraordinary Videos and Boost Your Freelancing Income. That’s right, this is a highly desirable skill that companies are looking to pay for in this new digital world.

  • Understand How Cameras Work and What Gear You Need
  • Master Shooting in Manual Mode
  • Use Stabilization, Composition, and Lighting
  • Learn How to Record Crystal Clear Audio
  • Edit Your Videos and Share Them with the World

Regardless of what your level of experience is or what type of camera you use, this in-depth course is designed to provide you with everything you need to take your video skills to the next level.

Whether you prefer shooting documentary, corporate, commercial, narrative or music videos, a great videographer knows how to compose a shot, light it, and edit it. By honing these skills, you can turn your passion into a career.

Contents and Overview

You’ll start with the basics and tackle how a camera operates in video mode, the types of cameras and lenses available, and equipment you’ll need for accomplishing your goals.

You’ll learn about your camera settings, including how to shoot in manual mode. You’ll use stabilization tools and master how to properly compose and light a scene. You’ll even learn how to record audio using different microphones (shotgun, lavaliere/lapel, and even your smart phone) to get great quality sound.

You’ll then learn some advanced tips for shooting with DSLR cameras like how to shoot for slow motion, shooting a multi-camera production, and getting enough coverage. Finally, you’ll learn how to edit your own videos, sync audio, add titles, and export for sharing.

By the end of this course, your confidence as a videographer will soar. You’ll have a thorough understanding of your DSLR camera and gear so you can use them to their fullest potential to take unforgettable videos and start a profitable video career.

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I’ll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Phil

Course Introduction

1
Course Introduction

In this video, I'll go over what this course is all about and who I am as the instructor.

2
Top 5 Tips for Better DSLR Video

This video is a quick-win tutorial where I give you my 5 tips for better DSLR video.

3
Course Overview

This a quick guide to help you navigate the course.

4
Which Camera Brand is Best?

Which camera brand is best for DSLR video? This is a question that I often get from students. In this video, I'll explain why camera brand is important but doesn't make a huge different for shooting great video.

5
How to Succeed in this Course & an Important Message

In this video, I talk about how to succeed with this course.

Getting Started with DSLR Video

1
Introduction to Section - What camera will I be teaching with?

In this video lesson, we'll dive right into what we'll be talking about in this section.

2
Turning your Camera On & Changing to Video Mode

In this video tutorial, we'll look at a camera and learn how to turn it on and off, including how to change from photo mode to video mode.

3
Putting On & Taking Off Lenses

In this video tutorial, we'll learn how to properly put on and take off lenses from your DSLR.

4
Shooting Modes - Which mode should you shoot in?

In this video tutorial, we'll learn about the different modes you can shoot in - from manual to automatic. Which is best for you?

5
Choosing a Memory Card & Putting a Card in the Camera

In this video tutorial, we'll learn about memory card types, speeds, and how to put them in your camera.

6
Get More Video Resources & Tips
7
Choosing Video Quality & Frame Rate

In this video tutorial, we'll learn about different video sizes, qualities, and frame rates. You'll be able to understand which is best for you.

8
Recording Video, Reviewing your Footage, Deleting Clips & Formatting a Memory Ca

In this video tutorial, we'll learn how to record video, review footage in-camera, how to delete specific clips from your camera, and how to format (delete all clips from) a memory card.

9
Section Conclusion

In this video tutorial, we wrap up this great section on the basics of DSLR filmmaking.

10
Exercise: Practice Setting Up Your Camera & Tripod

For your first exercise, we're going to set up your camera and tripod!

11
Exercise: Walkthrough

In this video, I walk you through setting up your camera and tripod.

Learn the Manual Settings of your DSLR Camera

1
Intro to Section

In this video tutorial, we'll dive right into learning the manual settings of a typical DSLR video camera.

2
Shutter Speed and Video

In this video tutorial, we'll learn the basics of shutter speed and how it affects video.

3
Tip - Setting Shutter Speed as Twice the Frame Rate

In this video tutorial, I give you a tip for choosing the right shutter speed.

4
Aperture and Video (aka F-Stop or Iris)

In this video tutorial, we cover the basics of aperture (also known as f-stop or iris) and how it affects video while shooting with a DSLR video camera.

5
ISO and Video

In this video tutorial, we'll cover the basics of changing ISO and how it affects your video. ISO is basically how sensitive your camera is.

6
Tip - Using Lights to Fix Exposure

In this video tutorial, I'll give you a tip on how to fix exposure without using your camera.

7
Setting White Balance and a Bit About Color Temperature

In this video tutorial, we'll learn how to properly set white balance using the presets of your camera. We'll also learn what color temperature is, and what different types of lights there are.

8
What is a Picture Style, and How to Choose the Right One

In this video tutorial, we'll learn about the different picture styles: Standard, Neutral, Landscape, Portrait - and some custom downloadable styles like Cinestyle or Marvels Cine.

Cinestyle download: http://www.technicolor.com/en/solutions-services/cinestyle

Marvels Cine download: https://marvelsfilm.wordpress.com/marvels-cine-canon/

9
Practice - Play with Your Settings

In this video tutorial, I challenge you to get out there and start shooting video.

10
Tips for Getting Perfect Focus

In this video tutorial, I'll give you some tips for getting perfect focus using your DSLR.

Basics of Video Composition - Getting Great Shots

1
Intro to Composition

Welcome to the section on video composition!

2
Basic Composition - Wide, Medium, and Close Up Shots

In this video, we'll cover different types of shots and I'll show you many examples from work I've done to inspire you.

3
Tip - Head Room

In this video, I'll give you a good tip about knowing how much head room to have.

4
The Rule of Thirds

In this video, I'll explain the rule of thirds - one of the basic rules of good composition.

5
Composing Interview Shots

In this video, I'll talk about how to compose your interview shots.

6
Conclusion to this Section

Thank you for watching this section about composition.

7
Exercise: Compose a Shot Using the Rule of Thirds

It's time for an exercise. Your exercise is to compose a shot using the rule of thirds. In the next video, I'll show you some example that I just recorded for this exercise.

8
Exercise: Walkthrough

In this video, I'll show you some examples of video shot using the rule of thirds.

Equipment Check - Building Your DSLR Video Kit

1
The Camera Body

In this video, I go over the camera body.

2
Lens Options - Primes vs. Zooms

In this video, we learn about the different lens options for your DSLR.

3
Lighting Options

In this video, we learn about the different lighting options for DSLR shooting.

4
Audio Recording

In this video, we discuss the different audio recording options for DSLR video.

5
Stabilization - Tripods, Monopods, Steady Cam Systems, and Drones

In this video, we talk about the different stabilization options for DSLR video shooting.

Lighting for DSLR Video

1
Introduction to Lighting Section

In this video lesson, we'll introduce the topic of video lighting.

2
Lighting Equipment Options

Here are some lighting kits we suggest.

3
Using Ambient Light for Video

In this video tutorial, we'll learn about using ambient light (i.e. natural light) to light your video sets.

4
Tip - Use a Bounce Card

In this video tutorial, I show you how a bounce card can be the perfect 'lighting kit' in your bag.

5
DIY Cheap and Easy Lighting Solutions

In this video tutorial, I show you my DIY lighting setup that cost less than $50.

6
Key Light Sample, Diffusion, and Gels

In this video tutorial, I show you an example of a powerful key light. We learn about using diffusion to 'soften' light and using gels to change a light's color temperature.

7
Tip - Use Gloves to Protect Your Hands from Hot Lights

In this video lesson, I'll give you an important safety tip for dealing with hot lights.

8
Using a Spotlight for Highlighting Details

In this video lesson, I'll show you an example of a smaller spotlight - the Lowel Pro Light.

9
What is Three-Point Lighting (aka Documentary Lighting)?

In this video, we'll learn how create a beautiful lighting setup for interviews using the three-point lighting setup. I'll also show you examples from videos that I've shot in the past.

10
Complete Guide to 3-Point Lighting

Here's a downloadable guide to help you remember how to shoot with the 3-point lighting style.

11
Lighting for Mood

In this video, I'll quickly explain how lighting can change the mood of a scene. For homework, watch this video brought to you by Still Motion: videoschoolonline.com/mood

Audio Lessons with Caleb Wojcik

1
Shotgun Microphone Tutorial

In this tutorial, Caleb Wojcik of the DIY Video Guy YouTube channel goes over how to use shotgun microphones with us.

2
Lavalier / Lapel Microphone Tutorial

In this video, Caleb Wojcik from the DIY Video Guy YouTube channel comes on to share some tips for recording audio with lavalier microphones.

3
Audio Recording Tips & Tricks
In this video, Caleb Wojcik from the DIY Video Guy YouTube channel comes on to share some tips for recording better audio and getting proper levels.

Audio for DSLR Video

1
Intro to Audio Recording for Video

Welcome to the audio section! In this section, we're going to learn about recording audio for your videos.

2
Recording Audio with an External Recording Device like the Zoom H4N

In this video lesson, I'll show you what types of external audio recording devices I suggest.

3
How to Use a Lavaliere Microphone (aka Lapel Mic)

In this video lesson, we'll learn how to use one of my favorite types of microphones - the lapel mic.

4
How to Use a Shotgun Microphone (aka Boom Mic)

In this video lesson, we'll learn how to use the shotgun microphone.

5
How to Use Your Smart Phone to Record Great Audio

In this video lesson, we'll learn how to use your smart phone to record great audio!

6
How to Record Audio at Proper Levels

In this video lesson, I show you how to use an audio recording device like the Zoom H4N to properly record audio.

7
How to Reduce Background Noise

In this tutorial, I'll talk about ways to reduce background noise to improve audio quality.

8
Exercise: Record Audio and Remove Background Noise

The exercise for this section is to record some audio and remove background noise.

9
Exercise: Walkthrough

In this video, I'll show you how to remove background noise from audio using Audacity. Download this amazing tool for free: http://audacityteam.org/

Advanced Video Production Tips

1
Intro to Section

Welcome to the section where we'll cover some more intermediate and advanced DSLR shooting tips.

2
Shooting for Slow Motion

In this tutorial, we'll learn how to shoot for slow motion with a DSLR camera.

3
Getting Enough Coverage

In this video, I'll talk about how to make sure you get enough coverage for the edit.

4
Shooting with Multiple Cameras

In this video, I'll talk about how to shoot a video with multiple cameras professionally.

5
Exercise: Slow Motion

In this lesson, your action item is to shoot slow motion DSLR video.

6
Exercise: Walkthrough

In this video, I show you how to slow down footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.

7
Sample Slow Motion Hummingbird Video

Here's another great sample of slow motion hummingbird footage. In the next video, I'll show you how I edited it in After Effects.

8
Bonus: Slow Motion in After Effects

Here is a bonus tutorial that takes slow motion footage to the next level using After Effects

Video Editing for DSLR Shooters

1
Intro to Editing

Welcome to the video editing section, where you'll learn how to edit your DSLR footage.

2
Ingesting Video into the Computer

In this DSLR video tutorial, we cover some of the basics of video editing - how to ingest video footage onto your computer.

3
Importing Video into the Video Editing Application

In this DSLR video tutorial, we cover some of the basics of video editing - how to import video into your video editing application.

4
Creating a New Video Sequence

In this DSLR video tutorial, we cover some of the basics of video editing - how to create a new video sequence.

5
Basic Video Editing Tools and Tips

In this video tutorial, you'll learn some of the basic ways to edit video on your timeline including workflow and tricks to be more efficient.

6
Syncing Video and Audio files for DSLR Shooters

In this DSLR video tutorial, we cover some of the basics of video editing - how to sync multiple audio and video clips with Premiere Pro and Plural Eyes.

7
Adding Titles

In this DSLR video tutorial, we cover some of the basics of video editing - how to add titles to your video.

8
Exporting your Video for Sharing

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to export your videos for sharing.

9
Exercise: Edit a Video Montage

This is the last exercise of the course! I hope you enjoy!

10
Exercise Example - Beach Montage

Here is my montage sample! It was a quick edit - less than 30 minutes. Hope you enjoy!

11
Exercise Example 2 - Swiss Travel Montage

Here's another sample DSLR video I made while traveling in Switzerland.

Conclusion

1
Thank You and What's Next?

Thank you so much for taking this course. Please leave a review, then head over to VideoSchoolOnline.com for more great articles and tutorials on video production.

2
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