If you are looking to learn how to shoot, edit and produce your own videos then our beginners filmmaking & videography course will set you off on the right tracks from the very beginning of your filmmaking journey.
We’ll cover all of the essential filmmaking techniques you need to produce your first video using a DSLR including which camera settings to use, how to best light your scenes, creating a narrative and storyline to your video and how to capture great audio in any situation. We’ll also look at the equipment you’ll need and make suggestions for what to buy within your budget.
This practical course is led by professional filmmaker Paul David Smith who will guide you through all the individual elements required to capture professional footage and edit it together into a your final product. You’ll learn about shutter speed, aperture and ISO which are the building blocks to all photography and videography. We’ll teach you how your lens choice will affect your final shot, how to use white balance, capture stabilized footage and so much more.
We run this as a 1-2-1 filmmaking course so we can really focus on improving your skills and you have our full attention. You will improve your skills far quicker this way as opposed to joining a group session where the instructor is trying to help 10 people at once. It also has the added advantage of you being able to book a date and time that suits you. You are also welcome to bring along a friend or family member with you as up to 2 people can attend this course at no additional cost.
Things You Will Learn On This Workshop:
- The best camera settings to use for fillmmaking.
- Composition techniques and when to use them.
- How to tell a story and keep your viewers engaged.
- How to effectively light your scenes and set the mood you want.
- How to capture great audio and which microphones to use.
- The importance of music and how to choose the right track.
- What equipment you’ll need with personalised suggestions.
- Editing techniques using Adobe Premiere.
Some Of Paul’s Latest Work – Learn How To Make Videos Like This
This is a beginners course and as such, no skills are required to attend this course. The only equipment you will need to bring with you is your camera and lenses.
Up to 2 people can attend this course at no additional cost. Group bookings of more than 2 people can be arranged, please get in touch.
This course will start at 9am unless agreed otherwise prior to booking. We’ll run until finished but this is usually around 4pm.
This is a full day course and is usually around 7 – 8 hours long.
This course will take place in Newquay, Cornwall, UK unless agreed otherwise prior to booking.
I get a lot of requests for help with camera equipment recommendations, almost daily in fact and offer a Personalised Photography Equipment Recommendation service which you can find by clicking here.
Recommending a camera and the best lenses to buy really has lots of different factors involved in it which need to be investigated first such as what the equipment will be most used for, budgets, your expectations on image quality, your current level and aspirations, etc. Hence the above service so we can really drill down into finding you the best equipment.
Alternatively, some people attend my courses and borrow a camera from me for the day to do so, we can then incorporate this recommendation as part of the course at no extra cost. The benefit of doing it this way is that I have a lot of cameras and lenses you can try and see the difference between prior to purchasing anything. The downside is your not learning on your own equipment of course, so there are pluses and minuses to doing it both ways, it depends on what you think works best for you.
Paul is DBS checked and is happy to share a copy of his DBS certificate with any client, no matter whether they are a business, charity, organisation or individual.