An Introduction to the DSLR camera as a filmmaking tool
Get to grips with the pros and cons of DSLR filmmaking in a single evening.
DSLR and mirrorless cameras, lightweight, compact and comparably inexpensive, have taken over the world of low-budget filmmaking. Originally designed for taking stills they have been adapted by filmmakers for video production. They therefore have both strengths and weaknesses you need to know.
In this class you will learn how to use the basic controls and settings of your DSLR camera in order to achieve the best quality footage. You will also be introduced to other basics of cinematography such as lenses and lighting.
The course will cover the following:
- Shutter speed
- White Balance
- Frame rate
- Operating the DSLR for best results when shooting video
- Lighting basics
About the Instructor
Guillaume Palmantier is a Canadian and French director, who has been working in advertising for over 10 years in different agencies around the world, making films and videos for international brands such as Air France, Danone, Citroën, etc. He is also a firm believer that your camera and yourself is often all you need to make your own personal film happen, and has been awarded in several film festivals for films shot only with a DSLR and some good ideas.