Gain fundamental skills to capture quality video using DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

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Note: This class will be held in a live online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-5pm ET.

This 2-day class is ideal for anyone interested in working with the powerful and accessible DSLR/DSLM to capture high-quality video.

Since the late 2000s, the DSLR/DSLM has become widely adopted by filmmakers and video professionals who are looking to create high-quality cinematic visuals without feature-film budgets.

In this workshop, we will cover all of the basic functionalities of this powerful tool. There will be lessons on choosing camera settings for the desired look of video using ISO, aperture, color temperature, shutter speed, frame rate, and lens selection. We will discuss the basics of filmmaking language and visual storytelling, and practice methods for capturing cinematic visuals in various shooting scenarios. We will take time to discuss various cameras and peripherals on the market, and the instructor will make suggestions for anyone who is looking to make a gear purchase.

Students will leave the workshop equipped with the fundamental skills to work proficiently with DSLR and Mirrorless cameras in the field.

Course requirements

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

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Instructor: Tom Ryan

A New England-based editor and filmmaker, Tom has worked extensively in the worlds of commercial, corporate, and documentary film. He has freelanced in Production for over 9 years and is a co-founder of the Maine-based Production company, Tailwind Media. As an editor, his work in fiction and documentary film has been shown in numerous festivals. In addition to workshops, he currently teaches documentary film in the 30-Week Professional Certificate program at Maine Media College. Affiliated with MMW+C for over 6 years, Tom is passionate about teaching storytelling to students of all career paths and skill levels.