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Cinematography Course: Shoot Better Video with Any Camera

Shoot better video by learning the video production techniques used by Hollywood filmmakers. And get paid to do it!

4.37 (3482 reviews)


3.5 hours


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

Shoot beautiful video with any camera - from professional cinema to your iPhone

Get paid to shoot video as a cinematographer / videographer

Expose properly with ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture

Light your set like a professional director of photography

Work and navigate a film set

Choose the right tools (camera, lights, stabilization)


You want to get better at shooting video, right?

This online Cinematography Course will teach you how to shoot beautiful videos with any camera.

This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of professional cinematography - the art of making motion pictures. While there are plenty of video courses, it's hard to find a comprehensive course that teaches you everything you'd want to know about shooting video.

This is the course for you, taught by a professional Hollywood cinematographer.

  • Learn the basics of getting great shots with any camera
  • Use the manual settings on your camera to expose your shot properly
  • Learn how to use camera movement to get more impressive shots
  • Light your video sets with traditional filmmaking techniques and lighting setups
  • Become a professional director of photography (cinematographer) with tips on how to find work in the video/film industry
  • Make money shooting videos

Improve Your Video Creation with This Complete Course

What makes us qualified to teach you?

We are Will and Phil, professional cinematographers and video creators. Plus, we're the creator of some of the world's most popular video production courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

Everything they are talking about is very clear and easy to understand. The instructors do make anything boring and have really good facts. To me everything about this course was just put together correctly. I would definitely recommend this course to others! - John Tyler Hardin

Great fundamentals, straight forward, professional - Steven Farmer

Excellent course because instructor is very knowledgeable and he explained everything in a very clear English. - Pawan Babbar

Regardless of the type of camera you are using - DSLR, Professional Cinema Camera, GoPro, iPhone, or Film - you can shoot beautiful video. Learn professional techniques that Hollywood filmmakers are using to capture powerful images.

If you want to learn how to shoot great videos and making money doing what you love, this is the course for you.

Our Promise to You

We'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. 

We want to make this the best course on how to shoot better video. So if there is any way we can improve this course, just tell me and we'll make it happen.

Dive Right In

This course dives right into shooting better video with 5 tips for better cinematography. You'll learn the basics of cinematography including choosing the right camera, ISO, frame rate, shutter speed, f-stop/aperture, and lens options.

Learn how to expose your videos properly, including learning the different styles of exposure styles of commercial, TV, and narrative filmmaking.

Learn how camera movement with tripods, handheld, dollys, steadicam systems, and drones can help you take beautiful shots.

Learn how to light your video shots with different styles and lighting kits.

Learn how to work with the producer, director, camera team, grip and electric team, and other departments on a film set.

Learn how to find work as a cinematographer / videographer. Learn how to network, negotiate a good rate, and get jobs.

Start shooting better videos today!

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!


Phil & Will


Cinematography Course: Shoot Better Video with Any Camera
Cinematography Course: Shoot Better Video with Any Camera
Cinematography Course: Shoot Better Video with Any Camera
Cinematography Course: Shoot Better Video with Any Camera


Getting Started

What is this course all about?

Top 5 Tips for Better Cinematography

What is a Cinematographer (Director of Photography)?

Why Should You Become a Cinematographer?

The Camera - Understanding The Basics

Intro to Section

Equipment Suggestions: Camera and Lenses

Choosing a Camera: Digital vs. Film

Choosing a Digital Camera: DSLR vs. Cinema Camera

What is Video Resolution?

What is Frame Rate?

Choosing a Lens

Get More Video Resources & Tips

Memory Cards

What is Latitude?

Exercise - Put Together Your Camera Kit

Bonus Lesson - In Depth Camera Overview with Caleb

Getting the Right Exposure

Intro to Section

How Does Exposure Work?

How Does Frame Rate Affect Exposure?

What is ISO?

What is shutter speed?

What is Aperture (aka F-Stop)?

Class Break

Aperture Chart

Using Neutral Density (ND) Filters to Cut Down Light

Reading Exposure with Your Camera: Understanding the Histogram and Light Meters

Putting It All Together: How to Exposure Properly

Shooting with Color Profiles and LUTs

Shooting in RAW Mode for Best Color Correction

Exercise - Practice Shooting in Two Lighting Scenarios

Composition - Shoot Better Looking Video

Intro to Section

What is Composition?

Types of Shots You Need to Know

Getting Great Rack Focuses

Composing Better Shots for Narrative and Commercial Video

Composing Better Shots for Documentaries

Bonus Lesson - Tips for Shooting with Caleb

Adding Movement to Your Shots

Intro to Section

Equipment Suggestions: Tripods and Movement

Why Should You Add Movement to Your Shots?

Using a Tripod for Better Video

Better Handheld Shooting

Using a Dolly for Better Video

Stabilizing Your Shots with a Steadicam System Like the Movi

Shooting with a Jib

Shooting with a Drone

Exercise - Practice Your Camera Moves

Video Lights - The Hardware

Intro to Section

Equipment Suggestions: Lighting

What is Lighting?

Understanding Color Temperature

Light Color Temperature Chart

Setting White Balance on Your Camera

White Balance Symbol Chart

Powering Your Lights

Light Stands 101

Lighting Safety: How to Handle Lights

Video Lighting Techniques and Tips

Intro to Section

Why Do We Light?

Lighting Demonstration - What can lighting say?

How to Set Up 3-Point Lighting

Making Eyes Pop with Lighting

Tips for Shooting with Natural Light

Exercise - Set Up Three Point Lighting

How to Make Money as a Cinematographer/Videographer

Intro to Section

The Top Ways to Find Cinematography Work

How to Negotiate Your Rate

How to Get Paid with an Invoice

Understanding Taxes as a Freelancer

How to Charge as a Freelancer

Being On Set

Guide to Being on Set

Lights, Camera, Action! Order of Occurrences on Set

Set Etiquette: How to Act on Set

Taking It to the Next Level

Creating an Amazing Website and Reel

Going to Film Festivals

Doing Work for Free

Color Correcting for Cinematographers

Color Correction and Grading in Adobe Premiere Pro

Applying a LUT in Adobe Premiere Pro

Course Wrap-Up

Thank You for Taking This Course!

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


Nehemiah9 October 2020

this course get right to the business of preparing you to make good informed decision on buying equipment you can afford and leaning to use it professionally without false statements or confusion you will not be disappointed

Chris29 September 2020

This course is a good introduction to the subject. It introduced me to various concepts but I then had to go and research elsewhere to really understand them. I would recommend the course if you are a beginner but it's probably not the course for you if you are looking for a deeper understanding of the subject.

James18 September 2020

Very knowledgeable speaker with a broad sense of awareness about the diversity of knowledge of his audience

Shaunqui5 September 2020

Great explanation and detailed breakdown so far. Unfortunately the video is a year or two behind the current technology it seems in regards to 4k. But the basic instruction is still applicable.

Ian31 August 2020

This course was a great introduction to a lot of concepts - it makes starting off a little less intimidating. I have worked professionally as an actor and a producer, but I am starting a new project that is very low budget and a passion project for me and I am going to have to do a lot of the production work myself- so I am trying to learn as much as I can so that I can create decent film. This was a great start. I would say the biggest issues were that there are times especially in the beginning where jargon is used that the viewer really doesn't have context for. Also a lot of the resource links no longer work (like the links to lighting kits and cameras and whatnot) - but overall great course!

Buliba15 February 2020

Very informative and good clarity both video and sound no buffering. Well done and precise to the point.

David4 February 2020

Audio sound of lecturer was appalling. Gave up after a few modules. Could not stand the echoes in the audio recording.

Hung14 January 2020

My 1st Sony Compact/ slim 100 HV @ 2012 made video,Then 1 Sony 400 HV for Photo & video. People gave Me $ to bought 2'nd Sony 400HV : use for record Video .(& the old one use for take Picture.)& Video camera have mount on Monopod, with 4 wheels . At Field such inside Temple's or Restaurant 's Speakers System .So ,Audio is Oke. I have 2 Fill Lights Video 156 leds .I use set Night Portrait . But ,last month;I changed set to " High Sensitivity" for better light caught in than before .The Slim camera Sony 100 HV ,became a Spare Camera ,or let Temple borrow to use If I can't come to record Even,later I pick Up camera for made Video ,then Up to Face book with name : Hung Nguyen Pav ,=Photo and video. At past course DSLR ' I 'd been review & learn some new Audio lesson Rode or H4n handy record .but I could buy H1n insteads -->> @ Jan;18-20,I bought H1n zoom at Amazon . -I 've work a part-time @ am : 3-4 hours Eat lunch @ work or eat out fast food,then go home rest /snap 1 hour . Then go work 2nd Sh :4 pm to 1 am. I back home, seat for Face book 2 hours . All my Gears Camera & things bought from $ of People support me to work for Buddha and Them . I also have $ Gas at each trip as either Friend or Monk / Nun from Buddha Temple ;some time I ask to have $ Gas if last minute No one gave Me $ .Or I give back $ to Temple If needed. Or I bought some New Gear or batteries At a Half course,some tech /Tip / lessons Given by Teacher as little Fast as,but I till got .Thanks for teaching .

Refentse13 January 2020

great practical content, with a background in photography it was not pain staking to upgrade my skill level

Debayan11 January 2020

This was a great course, I really loved everythings in it. Only I would expect some more Lighting Techniques to be included. Like there are some Famous Lighting, Split Lighting etc n all. All those would make a great course. Hoping for future updates

Yasar9 January 2020

I've been doing travel videos with an action camera so far.Looks like here i will see more details about cinematic shooting.

Kendrick24 November 2019

The teacher is personable and knowledgeable. He's thorough, practical, and concise. Great course overall.

SUSHIL18 November 2019

explanation was not upto the mark, it was fast and quick. not shown how and why to use dolly,slider or jib for which kind of mood of scene. not shown proper equipment and neither told which kind and quality to use. Neither told about which kind of lights be used for which kind of mood of scene.

Howard8 November 2019

Great course. I learned a lot and tried some of the techniques with my camera and the results were amazing.

Don8 September 2019

I have just started this course. I am an ex professional still photographer moving into video/movie production. I am 74 years of age and I have just purchased a Panasonic Eva1 camera and learning to use it. I am interested in shooting material for charity and not for profit organisations to show and promote interest in what they do. I also have a canon 5D MkII and MkIII and a range of canon zoom lenses plus a couple of Sony cameras including a bridge camera and a camcorder. The course spoke about rack focus but no detail on how to do it - eg masking tape on lens with pencil marks showing where to move the focus ring and maybe having a separate focus putter to do the job.


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