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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.

4.10 (1331 reviews)


4 hours


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

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!




DSLR Video Production - Start Shooting Better Video Today
DSLR Video Production - Start Shooting Better Video Today
DSLR Video Production - Start Shooting Better Video Today
DSLR Video Production - Start Shooting Better Video Today


Course Introduction

Course Introduction

Top 5 Tips for Better DSLR Video

Course Overview

Which Camera Brand is Best?

How to Succeed in this Course & an Important Message

Getting Started with DSLR Video

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

Turning your Camera On & Changing to Video Mode

Putting On & Taking Off Lenses

Shooting Modes - Which mode should you shoot in?

Choosing a Memory Card & Putting a Card in the Camera

Get More Video Resources & Tips

Choosing Video Quality & Frame Rate

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

Section Conclusion

Exercise: Practice Setting Up Your Camera & Tripod

Exercise: Walkthrough

Learn the Manual Settings of your DSLR Camera

Intro to Section

Shutter Speed and Video

Tip - Setting Shutter Speed as Twice the Frame Rate

Aperture and Video (aka F-Stop or Iris)

ISO and Video

Tip - Using Lights to Fix Exposure

Setting White Balance and a Bit About Color Temperature

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

Practice - Play with Your Settings

Tips for Getting Perfect Focus

Basics of Video Composition - Getting Great Shots

Intro to Composition

Basic Composition - Wide, Medium, and Close Up Shots

Tip - Head Room

The Rule of Thirds

Composing Interview Shots

Conclusion to this Section

Exercise: Compose a Shot Using the Rule of Thirds

Exercise: Walkthrough

Equipment Check - Building Your DSLR Video Kit

The Camera Body

Lens Options - Primes vs. Zooms

Lighting Options

Audio Recording

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

Lighting for DSLR Video

Introduction to Lighting Section

Lighting Equipment Options

Using Ambient Light for Video

Tip - Use a Bounce Card

DIY Cheap and Easy Lighting Solutions

Key Light Sample, Diffusion, and Gels

Tip - Use Gloves to Protect Your Hands from Hot Lights

Using a Spotlight for Highlighting Details

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

Complete Guide to 3-Point Lighting

Lighting for Mood

Audio Lessons with Caleb Wojcik

Shotgun Microphone Tutorial

Lavalier / Lapel Microphone Tutorial

Audio Recording Tips & Tricks

Audio for DSLR Video

Intro to Audio Recording for Video

Recording Audio with an External Recording Device like the Zoom H4N

How to Use a Lavaliere Microphone (aka Lapel Mic)

How to Use a Shotgun Microphone (aka Boom Mic)

How to Use Your Smart Phone to Record Great Audio

How to Record Audio at Proper Levels

How to Reduce Background Noise

Exercise: Record Audio and Remove Background Noise

Exercise: Walkthrough

Advanced Video Production Tips

Intro to Section

Shooting for Slow Motion

Getting Enough Coverage

Shooting with Multiple Cameras

Exercise: Slow Motion

Exercise: Walkthrough

Sample Slow Motion Hummingbird Video

Bonus: Slow Motion in After Effects

Video Editing for DSLR Shooters

Intro to Editing

Ingesting Video into the Computer

Importing Video into the Video Editing Application

Creating a New Video Sequence

Basic Video Editing Tools and Tips

Syncing Video and Audio files for DSLR Shooters

Adding Titles

Exporting your Video for Sharing

Exercise: Edit a Video Montage

Exercise Example - Beach Montage

Exercise Example 2 - Swiss Travel Montage


Thank You and What's Next?

Bonus Lecture: Get Any of Phil's Course for Up to 90% Off


Inon16 September 2020

i did not learn nothing at all this course is for begginers only! i learn from youtube a whole lot more... this course is also outdated and there are'nt enough things to practice... also, the instructor focusing too mutch in the editing tools and not enough on the shooting technics... bad excperience...

Breck31 August 2020

Based on what I’ve seen so far, it’s everything I already know, but i’m excited to see what the other videos teach me.

Łukasz28 August 2020

kinda covering the same topics as complete video production boot camp, there should be a note somewhere not to attend this course if already finished bootcamp

Juan9 August 2020

Exelente! soy fotografo aficionado desde que era niño, pero nunca he hecho video. Este curso es exactamente lo que necesito.

Melvin4 August 2020

Gave me what I needed to know when shooting on my DSLR. Also was very helpful in explaining what equipment I will need!

Shani23 February 2020

I was expecting a film course with more content and exercise about filming. this was mostly about the equipment and less about actually using the camera. mostly wasn't relevant for me.

Lemay9 January 2020

The experience was pretty good and interesting. Thanks, Phil for all your effort and time to create this video course

Hung1 January 2020

I've had 2 of Sony 400V, ea;s tag for take Pic,or Video.When one 's Jam,Stuck,I can swicth to other .Also i ve spare back Sony 100 V slim Pocket,in case back up .or let Temple could borrow when I Can't come to record Video " Buddha lesson " I have 2 Fill light and one Sony Flash light.before, I set Portrait night @ SCN set ,for record Video;time use : should 3-4 years use.then just 2 weeks from now; I change to High Sensitivity to had more light at Subject.Even scene 's back-light or side light ->> Because( in case) a Monk don't want a fill-light.So that , Video 's turn Oke,not get dark,no need Fill light ,but only 8,If I compare with use Fill Light.. All My Gear: Cameras,Flash, Lights,Batteries, Tripod ,Photo-Vest : People and Friends give $ to me to buy Gears.I'd $ Gas trip ,too..Thanks for teach Me tonight.I 'll learn more latter If I have time .I've 1/2 life = because I work 3-4 hours@ morning fr 9-1:30 eat lunch @ work or eat out .go home ,I take a snap 1 hour .Then ;I ready to go Full Time Job 4 p-1 am Tyson Food : lift & Stack almost 900 Kgs /2000 LBs ,or more. I go home,almost 2am & seat for Fb to 4am. Then I go sleep.good night.I may go Wish to buy Rode Microphone If It cheap .But 1 & 1/2 hours searched,I couldn't found any Rode Micro phone with end could hook to my Sony Camera Type C or Mini UBS Mound.@ Holiday X-Mas & N Y ,I spent a lot Software.But,I love Photo & Video as my 2 Life & Service for People & Temple. 5'-1-20,tonight;I worked only 6 hours,then go home early.I 've glad to seat with You to a halfway. Let talk that Already I'd a set 3 bounces Gold; White, Nickel from Wish Shopping on line.I also make foam Card Gold/Nickel Refection Painted.2 Umbrella pike bulb-light with some Back-drop/ground.My Wife 's Model.I also have Soft Box 12 Inches,then 14 in ring soft box - You can see My Videos or Photos My-work 'd Up on Face Book Public with Hung Nguyen Pav ( photo and video ). Occasion 're : @ Temple or China Restaurant ( Dragon Ct.Charlotte NC ) for Dine Fund-Raise /even Halloween or Valentine . - I bought Video Preset before I take this course.After I pass 2 your course, If I 've time I 'ld go back to try preset Video Unzip them... At 1990-1991,I'd been written the lessons from photograph book ,borrow from library : compose.. or bought 2 books : wedding & How to shot People . So far,I very Enjoyed Preview or learn some New Lesson from this course . I 'd old Canon Camera/No use any more/ Power Shot Pro 1 8.0 mega P. That my Friend gave Me ;could select Ambient or White long bulb,Sun, Cloud.. the Photo Files go horizon .But Sony Photo Files go Vertical & Soft wave : more power & easy Edit . I have a Mono Tripod with 3 short legs connect to 4 roll-wheels by claim-nail on Big Dish ( Lamp-Base : ask to had from 1 shift Part-time Job )the Written update 's Key about 30 minutes, As A Photographer & Recorder Video for Buddha or few-time Even Public Occasions/year : Donate Labor,Help $ Gas.Wear-Out Tires & Change Tires or Fix Car by My Own Expensive .Photos & Video /s/ If Capture or Record Sat or Sun that They should have Crop or Edit the same night & Up to done at Face Book next morning .Because I work 2 Jobs,that No time at week-day I can't Edit & Up to Face Book. I 'm Happy when People view my Video or comment /like at my Photo/s/ & Video

Saheed3 December 2019

Though I am not new to video recording and photography. I think is awesome the way the learning material is introduced.

Mike26 November 2019

I like to video and record Karaoke in bars, They have a lot of background noise and low lighting. I would like to hear your experience in these types of situations. I would also like to see or view a set up of the microphone system from the lapel to the control and to the computer as you mentioned earlier, so as to record the audio on on to the computer

Jake9 November 2019

The course was a great, comprehensive introduction to video production. Would definitely recommend it if you are excited to get into film and don't have much knowledge on the subject.

Roselle1 November 2019

the course is very informative and useful for beginners like me. given the short period of this course, it only discusses the most used (and useful) functions of dslr when it comes to video recording, plus bonus is the adobe premiere pro basic editing. overall, this has been a great start for me as a beginner. thank you so much!

Heidi13 October 2019

I think this course was a very good overview of DSLR Videography. It wasn't too long, so you can gain a lot of tips very quickly and the exercises are good practice. I didn't give the course a five-star review because the links contained within the class are outdated; plus, I felt that demonstrating how to sync audio and video using a video that couldn't be shown was a very poor choice.

Hirdesh15 August 2019

Video quality of tutorials is not really great looking, Makes one wonder if the course we are learning from is not able to produce great looking videos is it worth to learn from this course

Alice5 August 2019

The audio on some videos is a lot softer than others. I had to start using external speakers to be able to hear some of the videos.


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