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HDDSLR: From Still to Video

with Vincent Laforet

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Class duration: 17h 34m

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About The Class

go from photographer to filmmaker.

Learn what it takes to make the move from photographer to filmmaker in HDDSLR: From Still to Video, a digital filmmaking course with Vincent Laforet.

In this comprehensive digital video course you’ll learn; how pre-production can help you develop a better movie, both documentary and cinematic filmmaking techniques, and which editing suite is right for you. Vincent will demonstrate the production essentials of setup, script development, and shooting quality b-roll.

HDDSLR: From Still to Video gets you up-to-speed on the latest gear, cameras, and production techniques. You’ll learn the skills you need to make the transition from photographer to cinematographer.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01


  2. 02

    Vincent's 5 top HDDSLR Rigs

  3. 03

    The Importance of Pre-production

  4. 04

    Workflow (iMovie, Final Cut, Premiere)

  5. 05

    End of Day Q&A

  6. 06

    Vincent Laforet & Chase Jarvis Chat

  7. 07

    Overview & Setup for the Documentary

  8. 08

    Setup and Shooting the Documentary

  9. 09

    Setting up for the B-roll Shoot

  10. 10

    Shooting the B-roll

  11. 11

    Discussion: Moving From Still to Video

  12. 12

    Editing the Documentary with an Editor

  13. 13

    Completed Documentary Edit

  14. 14

    Special Guest: Gale Tattersall

  15. 15

    Overview of Editing the Final Documentary

  16. 16

    Working With Actors

  17. 17

    Pre-Production Recap

  18. 18

    Hands On: Shooting a Cinematic Script Part 1

  19. 19

    Hands On: Shooting a Cinematic Script Part 2

  20. 20

    Hands On: Shooting a Cinematic Script Part 3


Meet Your Expert

Vincent Laforet

Vincent, a three-time winner at the prestigious 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, is known for his advanced approach to image-making and storytelling. Besides being commissioned by most major international publications, Vincent is considered a pioneer both for his innovative ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    March 2011

    Great Workshop.. Totally worth it, for the sheer amount of Information and seeing everyone work together, seeing the master himself at work and breaking down each and every aspect of film-making while shooting, so people like me can learn the Magic of film-making. Loved every part of all 3 sessions.. Awesome CreativeLive ... Awesome Vincent Laforet.. Awesome stuff, to everyone involved, including the ladies asking "interweb" questions and the creative live camera crew.. Also, when and where can we see the final product shot on Session / Day 3... "Choice"..?? Thank you..

  • Creativelive Student

    March 2011

    This is, without a question, the best education model I've experienced. The small snippets of details, the interaction, the experience, was indescribable. I don't know how to thank you enough....especially after winning a prize! [Hugs]

  • Creativelive Student

    March 2011

    Hi guys, great series, nice educational tool, especially when you in remote places. Just wondering where is session 2, since i paid for all, cant find it. anything on that? Cheers

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