Next course: 29 September 2021 to 17 November 2021
Online course Seven Wednesday evening sessions 8pm-9.30pm
Cost: £145 full price, £130 (early booking discount til 23th Sept), £110 concessions (all Oxfordshire residents can book at concessionary rate for online courses)
Digital Video for Photographers – online course: As a photographer, you are used to taking great pictures on your DSLR or Mirrorless. But what about that other thing your DSLR does well: video! Most DSLRs or Mirrorless cameras are now powerful visual tools able to shoot cinematic quality video as well as high-quality digital images. This course is designed to get you using your camera to maximise opportunities to create moving image and narrative work.
It may be that you’re a photographer who hasn’t experimented with video yet. Maybe you’ve tried filming a bit but want to know more about how to shoot engaging and technically proficient videos. Perhaps you’re underway on your photography and video journey and want to get the basics right as you progress. This course will help you understand what technical elements are the same between film and photography, what differs and how to work with your footage in an edit. The course is structured so that as well as learning, you will be expected to shoot and edit a short film ready to show at the end of the course – with your tutor’s support, instruction and help.
Why do this course?
Digital Video for Photographers – online course is designed to introduce photographers to the skills they require to carry out a basic video shoot using their DSLR or Mirrorless cameras and to edit that footage into a short film and master it for the web.
The course will discuss and advise on many aspects such as equipment, planning, filmmaking language and construction, simple narrative structure and post-production and editing using basic software.
Who is Digital Video for Photographers – online course aimed at?
This course is suitable for established and improver photographers who have experience taking images with their DSLRs or Mirrorless cameras.
It is suitable for photographers who feel confident around basic technical aspects of their cameras and want to improve and push themselves to learn new skills.
This is not necessarily a course for absolute beginners. It assumes you have some photographic knowledge and experience, but if you are in doubt, please discuss the requirements with the Course Manager to determine your suitability for the course.
Learners will need their own DSLR or Mirrorless cameras to shoot HD video (there is no requirement for 4K). You should have a laptop or PC with a graphics card able to cope with the demands of editing and processing video. Video footage takes up space on computer hard drives and memory cards, so you should be prepared for this.
John Hunt is a professional photographer, filmmaker and educator. In video production, he works as a director of photography, director, camera operator, and editor and is a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography. As an educator, John has a degree in photography and film, a PGCE and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. He is presently undertaking an MA in Film, Photography and Media at the University of Leeds. John has taught lens-based media at higher, further and secondary level as well as in the private sector. He presently works part-time as a lecturer in photography at the University of Northampton. John embraced digital technology very early with the first Nikon and Canon digital cameras and is passionate about all forms of story-telling, from a single image to a feature film.
Digital Video for Photographers – online course – Summary
Essentials: Technical overview of filmmaking on a DSLR or Mirrorless
Thinking photography and video – commonalities and convergence.
Digital video from the DSLR – revolution and evolution.
Essentials: Understanding kit and grip – your film and photography ‘system’
The language and rules of film and how to break them… cinema to social media.
Cinematography and structure. How to tell a story – and how to start on a basic edit.
Technical aspects of editing and workflow – understanding the input. Editing continued.
From edit to output – your film realised. Formats and requirements for sharing, screening or social.
Screening participants film and feedback.
Early booking discount & concessions
Book early to get 10% reduction on the full price course fee. See the date at top right of this page (usually two weeks before the course start date, but may vary).
UK based students, NHS workers and people on some means-tested benefits are eligible to claim the concessionary rate. Evidence is required, such as a student card, NHS staff card or benefit letter. The concession rate is only available to UK residents.
Means tested benefits: JSA, Income Support; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit (not student/single person/reduction due to disability); Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefits & Universal Credit.
All Film Oxford Courses are subsidised by Oxfordshire Adult Learning