4.37 (3482 reviews)
☑ 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.
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
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
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)?
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
Thank You for Taking This Course!
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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
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.
Very knowledgeable speaker with a broad sense of awareness about the diversity of knowledge of his audience
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.
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!
Very informative and good clarity both video and sound no buffering. Well done and precise to the point.
Audio sound of lecturer was appalling. Gave up after a few modules. Could not stand the echoes in the audio recording.
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 .
great practical content, with a background in photography it was not pain staking to upgrade my skill level
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
I've been doing travel videos with an action camera so far.Looks like here i will see more details about cinematic shooting.
The teacher is personable and knowledgeable. He's thorough, practical, and concise. Great course overall.
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.
Great course. I learned a lot and tried some of the techniques with my camera and the results were amazing.
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.