Shooting HD on Your DSLR

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DSLR: A digital single-lens reflex camera combining the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film.

Want to shoot High Definition (HD) video on your DSLR?

With the vast improvement in the video functions of DSLRs in the last few years, these are no longer simply an add on to your stills camera.

Industry expert cinematographer Gareth Tillson will show you how to make the most of your DSLR and open up the world of the moving image.

This introductory course for new filmmakers, photography enthusiasts & existing filmmakers will familiarise participants with shooting HD on their DSLRs.

Over two days you will:

  • Be assigned hands on, practical exercises
  • Examine these camera's imaging capabilities
  • Gain techniques for getting the most out of their operation
  • Shoot test footage across a range of environments
  • Have assignments critically evaluated
  • Address the fundamental differences between still photography and cinematography
  • Finish the course feeling familiar with the camera and knowing when it is the appropriate choice for your shooting needs
Some previous video experience is favourable for this course but not essential.

N.B. -- Participants are required to bring in their own DSLR for the course.

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