Pro Series: Digital Filmmaking with DSLRs
Learn Professional Digital-Filmmaking Techniques for DSLR Cameras
DSLR shooting has become immensely popular in the video-production world and offers many advantages. The image sensors in DSLR cameras are incredibly sophisticated and the resulting images can be stunning. But along with the advantages comes a more complex work flow than traditional camcorders. In this amazing hands-on, project-based course, you’ll experience every phase of filmmaking from pre-production through post-production using DSLR cameras. Learn how to shoot a movie using DSLR cameras, how to optimize DSLR media for editing and color correction, how to record quality audio, and edit your film using Final Cut Pro®. You’ll also learn about media compression for the Web and DVD, all while making your very own short film.
During the production phase of this class you’ll learn how to operate DSLR cameras for: composition, controlling depth of field, getting the most out of low-light situations, adjusting focal length and lens selection, and mastering many other shooting techniques. In post-production you’ll learn how to transcode and optimize video footage to the best format for editing and color correction. Students with a range of experience are welcome and will get individual and personalized professional instruction during the course. A showcase at the end of the week gives students an opportunity to premiere their finished film in the DMA Student Film Festival.
What You’ll Learn: Digital Filmmaking with DSLR Cameras
|Course Content||Software Used|
• Pre-production planning
• Camera operation with DSLR cameras
• Advanced shooting techniques, controlling depth of field and lenses
• Capturing quality audio with a DSLR camera
• Final Cut Pro® editing interface
• Optimizing media for editing and color correction
• Individualized editing-instruction tricks and tips
• Titling, transitions, filters and special effects
• Video compression & outputting for Web, YouTube, mobile devices & DVD
Digital Media Academy may slightly vary curriculum to better fit the needs/expertise level of a given class.
Who Should Attend: Digital Filmmaking with DSLR CamerasPro-Series Courses Open to Advanced Teens (15 & Older), College Students & Adult Learners | Beginner – Intermediate | No Filmmaking Experience Required
This course is ideal for new or experienced filmmakers who want to learn professional-level skills, techniques and work flows in DSLR filmmaking. Become an HD video director and make your own movies, using your own DSLR camera.
PLEASE NOTE: Students are required to bring their own DSLR camera. DMA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
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Questions about a course or additional weeks at DMA? Ready to register? Please call 866.656.3342 for more information and to speak with a Guest Experience Representative.
2013 Fees & Additional Options: Digital Filmmaking with DSLRs
|Tuition||$1,425||1 Week, Mon-Fri||Lunch not included|
|Lunch Plan (for non-residential students)||add $65||1 Week, Mon-Fri||5 lunches|
To view all options, including weekend stays, visit our Options & Fees page.
Mon-Fri | 9am–5pm | Beginner – Intermediate
|“I learned how to effectively shoot video with a DSLR camera from an enthusiastic and helpful instructor. A great program!”
— Paul, DMA Film Student