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Digital Video Camera Techniques | Training Course

Master the technical and creative skills needed to get the best from your video camera.
Test these skills shooting a professional interview with a video expert during the course.


Digital Video Camera Techniques | Training Course

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What will I learn?

  • Equipment you might need
  • Manual camera settings
  • Composition and framing
  • Lighting techniques
  • Getting quality sound
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
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Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 155 reviews


• The basic technical theory about video definition, frame rates and bit-rates

• Advice on what equipment you might need to purchase

• Building a pre-shoot checklist

Using the manual camera settings

• Manually setting your camera's exposure

• F-stops and aperture settings

• Depths of field and when to use it

• Shutter speed and its effects

• Camera gain and how to avoid it

• Balancing shutter speed, aperture and available light

• Exposing a difficult subject

Shot composition and framing a subject

• Correct shot composition for an interview

• Best use of available space and backgrounds

• Wide, medium and close-ups

• Examples of good/bad framing

Simple camera moves

• The importance of a good tripod

• Pans, tilts and zooms

• How to use moves effectively

• Holding a shot

Lighting techniques

• Three-point lighting

• Using a simple key-light

• Using a reflector as a fill

• Ensuring correct colour balance

• Using natural lighting

Working with sound

• Different types of microphone and which ones you need

• Positioning your mic correctly

• Getting good sound levels in your camera

• Reducing ambient noise

Shooting an interview

• Framing basics

• Basic interview techniques

• The concept of The Line

• Looking or not looking at the camera

• Shooting reverses, noddies, 2-shots and pieces to camera

• How to shoot for easier editing

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London Bridge £299 + VAT save £50

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Latest Reviews

"Very informative and interesting. good for complete beginners to understand the basics of learning digital camera techniques"
  • 22nd September

"Class size was small so a lot of time with tutor. Environment was great and location is really easy to get to"
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  • 22nd September

"Nicole was very knowledgeable and shared so many tips and techniques. I have learnt so much from today and cant wait to practice and come back next week :)"
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