4.10 (1331 reviews)
☑ 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.
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!
Top 5 Tips for Better DSLR Video
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
Exercise: Practice Setting Up Your Camera & Tripod
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
Equipment Check - Building Your DSLR Video Kit
The Camera Body
Lens Options - Primes vs. Zooms
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
Advanced Video Production Tips
Intro to Section
Shooting for Slow Motion
Getting Enough Coverage
Shooting with Multiple Cameras
Exercise: Slow Motion
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
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
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...
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.
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
Exelente! soy fotografo aficionado desde que era niño, pero nunca he hecho video. Este curso es exactamente lo que necesito.
Gave me what I needed to know when shooting on my DSLR. Also was very helpful in explaining what equipment I will need!
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.
The experience was pretty good and interesting. Thanks, Phil for all your effort and time to create this video course
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Though I am not new to video recording and photography. I think is awesome the way the learning material is introduced.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.