Next course: 17 October 2021 to 17 October 2021
Classroom-based weekend course Saturday 10am-5pm - Places available
Cost: £100, £90 (early booking discount til 3rd Oct.), £75 concessions
DSLR Cinematography – Shoot the best footage with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera
This one-day DSLR Cinematography (incl. Mirrorless Cameras) course will give participants the opportunity to explore aspects of cinematography and how to improve their image making from a simple setup to exploring a more complex narrative scene.
This is a hands-on and interactive workshop, with practical exercises utilising DSLR, mirrorless and peripheral equipment. John at all points will share his professional experience about his shot choices and how to think fast on your feet when faced with different real-world conditions.
There will be an emphasis on making your footage look ‘cinematic’ whether it is for documentary or creative pieces, with the use of glide equipment and filming techniques. DSLR Cinematography (incl. Mirrorless Cameras) is aimed at photographers wanting to use their cameras for creative filming, or filmmakers wanting to use DSLR & mirrorless cameras to get a more cinematic look to their work. Participants are welcome to bring along their own cameras for the course for their own use.
Who is DSLR Cinematography aimed at:
For confident beginners and improvers including: photographers who want to learn how to shoot video on DSLR’s and mirrorless cameras; someone who owns such a camera, or plans to purchase one, and wants to learn how to shoot video; and those with some experience of traditional camcorders but want to try shooting video on DSLR’s and/or Mirrorless cameras. This course may be too technical for some absolute beginners and we advise you take Introduction to Digital Video or 3 Day Video Production Course first. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if unsure
John Hunt is a professional photographer, filmmaker and educator. In video production, he works as a director of photography, director, camera operator, and editor. As a photographer, he works for a diverse range of corporate and commercial clients. Over the years he has worked for a huge variety of clients across a number of sectors. As an educator, John has a degree in photography and film, a PGCE and has taught lens-based media at higher, further and secondary level as well as in the private sector. 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. See his website jjhuntphotography.co.uk
Covid-19: Safety is our number one priority. This course will follow these social distancing rules (until government advice is they are no longer necessary): Each person will stay two metres apart. Shared equipment will be sanitised between users. Learners will be expected to bring their own face covering to wear (or be provided with a disposable one). Staff will wear face coverings. Large, well-ventilated room. Hand sanitiser, wipes and gloves will be available.
I feel very confident now using my camera, which is what I needed. C.R.
A good mix of theory and practical examples. J.S.
Brilliant! Thank you. S.A.
Really good insights – PC
The course outperformed my expectations – VS
This course helped with my practice as well as giving me the tools to chose the right equipment to buy. NM
Brilliant Course TL
DSLR Cinematography course – Course Outline
Introduction to Cinematography
Introduction to your DSLR – Mirrorless. How do they work?
Using your DSLR/Mirrorless manually:
Batteries and chargers
Tripods and Monopods
Discussion about other grip: jibs, gimbals, drones (when and if you have the budget)!
Recording in camera Pros and Cons
Audio recorders and syncing
Microphones (shotgun, lapel, handheld, wireless, etc.) Mic Pickup patterns.
SHOOTING. (Interactive and hands-on)
Camera positions and shooting for continuity
Depth of field and how to work with it.
Lenses: working with different lenses, speed, filters Neutral density, grads.
LIGHTING. (Interactive and hands-on).
Types of lighting, LCD panels, Tungsten, cold lighting, with demos of Dados, Diva lights and LCD panels.
Simple lighting setup.
Using natural light and reflectors.
A basic shooting task where you can experiment bringing all the cinematography elements together. With guidance from John.
Throughout the day there will be the opportunity to discuss the video production business and how cinematography relates to that.
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