DSLR AND MIRRORLESS CAMERA VIDEO COURSE

no matter who you are, no matter what you do, you will soon need to shoot videos, learn to master the craft, learn to master your camera, all brands are welcome!

Take your filmmaking skills to the next level

'Videos are my job'

You’re an ambitious blogger or vlogger. You’re an aspiring small business owner. Cupcakes, shoes, holidays, weddings or real estate – whatever the product and whatever the platform (facebook, twitter, instagram) in order to grow you must start shooting videos.

'Videos are my passion'

You’re a musician, an actor, a filmmaker. You’re a creative person looking for new ways of satisfying your need to do things. You’ve loved films all your life. DSLRs and mirrorless camera systems allow you to get into filmmaking with minimum investment. Start with what you own today and as you grow, so will your equipment list.

'I just want to record my kids growing up'

People used to shoot on Super 8 film and then on VHS tapes to record their private lives. Remember? Or do you perhaps have them at home in a box? Do you realise what a treasure these films are? Your children and grandchildren deserve to have their treasure troves decades from now. It’s just that today it’s all digital. Get your smartphone or DSLR and start documenting your life in a purposeful way!

Is this course for me?

The ExposureWorks Level 1 and Level 2 DSLR video courses are aimed both at complete beginners, enthusiasts and people planning a career change perhaps with a goal to enter the film industry. Over the years I have trained journalists, business owners, vloggers, documentary filmmakers, actors, marketing experts, photographers who wanted or needed to discover the world of video and old-school amateurs coming from the world of Super8 film.

No matter what your level is, if you want to understand the fundamentals of filmmaking and start producing high-quality, cinematic footage, these are the courses for you.

Music video shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with L-series Canon lenses and vintage, manual Nikon lenses.

What will you learn?

Basic Principles

Understand the basic principles of manual shooting with an emphasis on mastering shutter speeds and apertures. It is the key to shooting consistently high-quality video.

Functions, Buttons, Dials

Turn you camera into an asset: we’ll talk about all relevant, video-related functions and buttons so that you’d be able get your camera do what you want.

Practise, practise, practise

We will practise scenarios that are relevant to your kind of videography. Natural light, indoors, low-light, controlled camera movements or handheld shooting – the workshop gives you important hands-on experience.

This may not be your next camera, but you never know, right?

ExposureWorks DSLR and Mirrorless Video Workshop London

Understand your lenses

We’ll discuss lenses in great detail. Your lenses will have the largest impact on the quality of your videos. Understand the gear that you own and let me guide you towards the next lens that you might want to buy.

Don’t worry, there are simpler and cheaper ways to move your camera around.

ExposureWorks DSLR and Mirrorless Video Workshop London

THE LEVEL 1 COURSE

Trailer for a kids’ puppet show shot on the Canon 5D Mark II.

THE LEVEL 1 COURSE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAMERA IN ORDER TO:

  • earn to set up the basic parameters of your exposure: aperture, shutter speed and sensitivy – learn to use them as the creative tools that they are
  • get your exposure right – understand the principle and practice of metering
  • learn how to get a good exposure for your shots in under 30 seconds using the live histogram
  • learn how to select a lens for your video (a praise for old, manual lenses)
  • understand what your camera is and is NOT capable of, understand the advantages and limitations of digital video
  • knowing your essential gear (lenses, tripods, filters)
  • understand white balance
  • practise shooting in various lighting conditions

THE LEVEL 2 COURSE

THE LEVEL 2 COURSE IS AN ADVANCED WORKSHOP BUILDING ON ALL THAT YOU’VE MASTERED AT LEVEL 1:

  • understanding the fundamentals of lighting a shot
  • daytime shooting with the use available light both indoors and outdoors
  • shooting indoors in low light
  • lighting one or two characters for a shot
  • learning the basics of film grammar (shot sizes, static camera v. camera in motion)
  • planning your shoots in advance and helpful software for doing recces, storyboards and lighting plans
  • mastering white balance and colour temperature

TV spot introducing the charitable work done by contestants of a beauty pageant. Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II.

PRICING

Level 1
  • Full-day
  • 6 hours
£269
Bring along a friend, receive a 25% discount!*
Level 2
  • Half-day
  • 4 hours
£179
Bring along a friend, receive a 25% discount!*
Level 1 + 2
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
£399
an over 10% discount

ExposureWorks courses are exclusive 1-to-1 workshops held at a time and a location that suits your schedule the best.

*Bring along a friend or two who share your interest and you will all receive a 25% discount!

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

NONE, apart from owning a video capable DSLR or mirrorless system of any make. But even if you don’t, we can provide you with free camera hire for the course which is great option if you haven’t made up your mind yet about the gear you want to purchase.

That being said, it is important to stress that filmmaking builds on still photography. If you are a complete novice and feel that you are not comfortable with controlling your camera manually and setting your aperture, shutter speed and ISO, I would very much recommend doing a Level 1 Photography Workshop with me before we start doing video.

Highly-recommended items to bring along for the course:

  • a tripod if you have one
  • all your lenses
  • when signing up for the course please indicate the make and model of your DSLR and the gear the you currently own

Every course includes lots of hands-on practise, some of it outdoors. We will always agree on the details but please do not forget to dress according to the weather! Even in mildly cold temperatures caps, gloves and water-resistants shoes might be needed.

The Not So Small Print

Bookings

Location
ExposureWorks offers exclusive, 1-to-1 tutoring primarily in SE London. Courses can be, however, aranged anywhere in the Greater London area. We will travel to you or meet you at an agreed location.

Time
As a boutique service, the day and time of the booking is up to the individual agreement between ExposureWorks and the client.

How to book a course?
Please get in touch via the contact form and we will get back to you ASAP. When writing, please indicate the course you are interested in and approximately how many hours of tuition you’d like to book.

Payment

Payment
Once the booking in finalised, you will receive an invoice with payment instructions. The agreed price is to be transferred via Bank Transfer before the course.

Cancellations, Refunds
Courses can be cancelled and a full refund will be given up to 14 days before the agreed date of the course. If the cancellation occurs less than 14 days before the course date, no refund is given.

ExposureWorks practises a policy of “Extreme Good Will” and will work with you even in such cases to find a replacement date. If such a date is found no less than 7 days before the original date, you will only need to pay a 25% rescheduling fee. In all other cases, there will be no refunds and you will need to pay the full price or any rescheduled course.

Bookings? Questions? Get in touch!

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