Move away from automatic settings and learn the fundamentals of shooting creative video

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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform
Class Meets 12pm-5pm ET

This introductory class is for new filmmakers, photographers, or anyone else who would like to learn the basics of shooting video with manual settings. Students discover how Digital SLRs and Mirrorless cameras work, and learn how to choose and utilize the optimal settings for various shooting environments.

Topics Covered:


  •          Frame Rate
  •          Proper Exposure
  •          Aperture / f-stop
  •          Shutter speed
  •          Focal length
  •          Depth of field
  •          White balance/Color Temperature
  •          ISO
  •          The Basics of composition and framing
  •          Best Practices for shooting

You will leave the workshop fully equipped with the foundational skills to begin shooting high quality video!

No previous knowledge or experience required.

For the online iteration of this course, Students must have their own DSLR or Mirrorless Camera at home. 

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Instructor: Alex Burnett

Alex Burnett is a New England-based filmmaker and editor who has worked within the worlds of narrative fiction, documentary, experimental cinema, and virtual reality. Having worked as an editor for National Geographic, the NFL, Colgate University, Vitec Group, and Schiempflüg NYC, he has experience with a vast range of companies and artists. His passion lies in creatively tackling the many challenges that come with telling stories through film.