Basic Shooting

Learn the basics required to take your production to the next level. We've designed this course with the beginner in mind. By taking these first few steps, you'll be on your way to creating top-notch videos in no time.

 

Button Basics
An overview of the various buttons, controls, dials and knobs you will encounter on either a fixed lens or a interchangeable lens camera. 

Lighting Basics (Free for Non-Members)
Proper lighting is one of the primary elements separating a poor-quality images from masterpieces. A scene without enough light or with harsh, distracting shadows or highlights is not effective in communicating your message. It’s important to learn and use best practices for lighting for video. 

Audio Basics
By the end of this video, you’ll have a solid understanding of how to capture the best audio for your next project. 

The Rules of Composition (Free for Non-Members)
In this video, we’ll discuss the basic rules of composition, covering Aspect ratio, The Rule of thirds, Framing, Balance, Leading Lines and Depth of Field. 

Camera Movement and Equipment
With the right camera movement, you will be able to keep your audience's attention longer, and using movement to help tell your story will give it more impact. By the end of this video you’ll understand what equipment to choose in order to take your video from boring to dynamic.