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This class will provide an understanding of the camera settings and gear that is used in professional DSLR and mirrorless video production. We will cover the basics of camera systems and lenses, including achieving perfect exposure and great color, and will also dig into lighting and camera support. This course will lead you through a smooth transition from still photographer to video professional.
This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.
Session 1: Exploring Lens and Settings (August 21, 2018)
Understanding the difference between a photo and video file. Perfecting your foundation before choosing your equipment.
2. File Types
3. Cameras, Codecs and Bitrates
5. Exposure Triangle - Shutter and Frame Rate
6. Exposure Triangle - Aperture and ISO
8. Image Stabilization
9. Lens Adapters
10. ND Filter and Rack Focusing
12. Assignment: Testing Out Exposure Scenarios
13. A Conversation with Jon Fordham
Session 2: Tools for Managing Light and Motion (August 28, 2018)
Understanding how lenses affect the story. If sensors are the canvas, lenses are the paintbrush. How to control exposures with your lens - variable filters.Lenses and adapters (When to use native lenses vs adapted lenses).
2. Camera Support: Tripods & Monopods
3. Camera Support: Sliders & Gimbals
5. Working With Light
7. Assignment: Bringing Things to Light
8. A Conversation With Ashton J. Harrewyn
Session 3: Navigating Video Editing Software (September 4, 2018)
Choosing the right tools for the job. Understanding camera movement to tell a story.
2. Hardware and Storage
3. Organization and Project Setup
4. Layout, Importing and Basic Editing
5. Three Panels
6. Slow Motion
9. Assignment: The Mock Advertisement Project
10. A Conversation with Alexandra Boskovich
Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.
Video Camera Basics
• Understanding the difference between a photo and video file formats. • Understanding of video requirements when choosing equipment.
• Understanding of how lenses affect the story. • Ability to learn how to control exposures with your lenses. • Understanding of when it is best to use native lenses or adapted lenses.
• Understanding of camera movement to tell a story an how to choose the right tools for the job. • Understanding of how video lighting differs from strobes and how different lights are meant for different jobs. • Ability to combine these skills to create a successful reel.
Instructors & Guests
Manuel Tejeda is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who started out as an illustrator and full-time graphic designer before becoming a photographer/videographer for corporate and family events and brands.
He is currently a sales and support specialist for Foto Care and on the East Coast Video Team for Fujifilm NAC.
What You Need to Take This Course
You want a camera that shoots high-quality video (1080p minimum). Ideally, that would be a professional camera that has the capability to plug in an external microphone (shotgun, hot shoe, or recording device):
Choose any camera brand you feel comfortable with.
Video Editing Software
There is no specific requirement for video editing software. You can use what works best for your budget or comfort level. Avid and Adobe Premiere Pro are the industry standards but there are a variety of alternatives that can help you achieve your goal.
- Windows Movie Maker
Please note: Taking part in a Kadenze course as a Premium Member does not affirm that the learner has been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by School of Visual Arts.
If a student signs up for the Photographer to Video in Today's Gig Economy program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.
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