Video Camera Basics
What You'll Learn
This exciting workshop will help you get the most out of your video camera. Shoot like a pro for company videos, event documentation, family memories, YouTube shorts, and more!
We'll start with an overview of video camera controls, emphasizing manual controls for focusing, exposure, and white balance. You'll get an introduction to composition, and learn about different shots (wide, medium, close, cut-aways, etc.) so that you leave with stronger video shooting skills.
This workshop will cover:
- Camera controls and basic operations
- Basic shooting techniques
- Manual vs. automatic settings
- Composition and getting good coverage for editing
- Tips on getting good audio
BDA will provide cameras for this class, but if you have your own, please bring it and its manual.
Who Should Take This
Hobbyists, amateurs, and aspiring professionals who don't have much experience with a camera yet but really want to create better videos, whether with a consumer or professional camera.
Presented By Ethan Benninger
Energetic and passionate about all things video, Ethan Benninger works by day as an editor for People Productions in Boulder. He has worked with both national and international clients such as ABC Family, GE, The American Red Cross, Papa John's Pizza and The Food Network. Ethan's projects include documentaries, TV spots, and everything in between. In addition to being an Apple Certified Pro on multiple applications within Final Cut Studio, he is also an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Trainer, and teaches at the Art Institute of Colorado in downtown Denver.
BDA Members: $69.00
Thanks again to Bruce for sharing over twenty years of experience in such a precise, usable, broad and interesting way. All of the workshops I have taken from BDA were the same mix of theory, complimented with very, very usable information all the way down to make and model of optimal technology choices. When Bruce shared part of his sailing video it sparked a fundamental need and vacancy in my own evolution. The daunting task of how to approach what seems like the center of a good story, how to organize, research and write both script and screen versions for use in a film of some type. I am signed up for the Script workshop but there is so much that has to happen between idea and Script. Thanks again!, Sam JonesSamRead All Comments