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DSLR Cinematography

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The DSLR camera has revolutionized video storytelling. For the first time in a generation, aspiring filmmakers have access to a cornucopia of affordable video equipment, and the DSLR has become the workhorse of documentary filmmakers, YouTubers, Music Video Artists, and commercial cinematographers. Increasingly Photographers are expected to provide video services to keep up with market demands, but for some the shift from shooting stills to shooting motion hasn’t come naturally.

This course will cover the mechanics and best practices of DSLR Cinematography, from building your DSLR to shoot documentaries, music videos, or film. We will cover how video crews work, demo some of the best video gear on the market, and show you how to use it effectively. You will be introduced to grip and lighting tools of the trade and their techniques, camera position and movement, Union standard on-set protocols, pulling focus, location sound recording, writing scripts and shot-lists, and prepping your RAW footage for post.

Prerequisites: Students should have working knowledge of their camera equipment, exposure techniques, and basic computer skills. We recommend that students have a Canon DSLR Camera (60D, 7D, 5DMKII, 5DMKIII).


May 2
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 United States


Corey Drayton