Shooting Video with a DSLR

Two Day Course


The course is designed for photographers (wedding photographers, photojournalists, event photographers or enthusiastic amateurs) who have their existing photography skills but who are inexperienced in using the HD-DSLR mode.

By the end of the two day course you will have created your own professional high definition video project. This is an introductory level course so you need no previous experience of camera techniques or video production to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

5/6th Jul 18 London Bridge £375 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
30/31st Jul 18 London Bridge £450 + VAT SOLD  OUT
30/31st Aug 18 London Bridge £415 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
24/25th Sep 18 London Bridge £450 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
  • Public Courses

    Maximum class size of five (the smallest in London) so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

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Course Outline

  • Day One

    The Camera
    • Why use a DSLR for video?
    • Problems and limitations and how to overcome them
    • Basic camera settings
    • Understanding exposure
    • Using the aperture and thinking about depth of field
    • Choosing a lens
    • White balance and picture styles
    • The most useful camera accessories
    • Monitoring your shots and problems to look out for
    • Sound: internal versus external recording
    • Lighting - do you need it?

    The Shoot
    • Planning your shots
    • Stablising your camera
    • Configuring and placing your mic
    • Setting sound levels and problems to look out for
    • Setting a sync marker using a clapper board
    • Checking for aliasing and more
    • Using lights and reflectors
    • The wrap up - things to consider for the edit
  • Day Two

    Editing for DSLR Video (HDSLR)
    • Capturing and converting footage for DSLR cameras
    • Renaming and importing your footage
    • Syncing your sound and video
    • Organising your clips
    • Correct settings for your sequence
    • Navigating clips in your editor
    • Basic three point editing
    • Setting audio levels and mixing sound
    • Colour correcting your video
    • Adding graphics and titles
    • Re-timing and Transforming clips
    • Exporting your project

    Questions and answers

Who Are We?

LCMJ is the UK's leading writing and journalism training provider.

Our courses are aimed at business people and writers who need to develop their writing skills to communicate clearly and effectively.

London Bridge Centre

Unit 5,
Suffolk House,
127-129 Great Suffolk Street,


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Why Choose Us?

  • We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

  • Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

  • The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

  • We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We won't send you out to the shops with a voucher.

Gnu Films
20th Feb

Very in-depth, despite only being a day long. The instructor really knew what he was doing.

10th Feb

The course covered a lot of ground but I felt like I learned a lot.

25th Nov

Really enjoyable and good grounding in the basics to get you filming.

14th Nov

Explained clearly, tailored, small group and at the right pace. Practical and interactive.

London South Bank University
11th Nov

Very knowledgeable and helpful instructor. Great to have one-to-one tuition.

Zenith Optimedia
4th Apr

The fastest and easiest way to learn!.