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Introduction to HDDSLR Cinema

with Vincent Laforet

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  •   01 Introduction: Still Photos vs Video

    1:41:43
  •   14 Crew Pre-Production

    26:16

Class duration: 16h 6m

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About The Class

In this course, first-time filmmakers and photographers making the transition into video will be introduced to many of the core building blocks necessary to make their first short films. Students will come away from this online workshop with a good understanding of what tools they need for their productions, and when and how to best use them.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction: Still Photos vs Video

    1:41:43
  2. 02

    HDDSLR Cameras

    1:48:08
  3. 03

    Audio

    59:35
  4. 04

    Video Gear

    1:23:41
  5. 05

    Bonus: Vincent Laforet & Chase Jarvis Chat

    47:53
  6. 06

    Cinema Language

    1:42:37
  7. 07

    Camera Support & Lighting

    1:17:41
  8. 08

    Handheld Rigs

    1:00:57
  9. 09

    Film Crew

    27:45
  10. 10

    The First Shoot!

    59:55
  11. 11

    Feedback and Q&A

    45:20
  12. 12

    First Shoot Post-Production

    34:14
  13. 13

    Pre-Production Meeting

    46:22
  14. 14

    Crew Pre-Production

    26:16
  15. 15

    Second Shoot!

    1:23:15
  16. 16

    Bonus: Final Student Project - The Bottom of the Tank

    00:49

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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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  • pdf DSLRCinema01-01_Intro.pdf
  • pdf DSLRCinema01-02_HDDSLRS.pdf
  • pdf DSLRCinema01-03_Audio.pdf
  • pdf DSLRCinema01-04_VideoGear.pdf
  • pdf DSLRCinema02-01_ShotSelection.pdf
  • pdf DSLRCinema02-02_SupportLight.pdf
  • pdf DSLRCinema02-03_FilmCrew.pdf
  • pdf DSLRCinema03-01_ShootWorkflow.pdf

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  • Creativelive Student

    October 2017

    I would recommend this class to anyone needing a refresher on video in a DSLR world, but I would imagine that some of the technical topics might be a bit too much of a deep dive in an introductory course like this. Not everyone is going to be creating staged events and so the attention paid to blocking and focus might be less interest. Overall, for someone who graduated in film/video a while ago, it was great to get up to speed on today's cameras and hardware.

  • Marvin Løvenfeldt

    Marvin Løvenfeldt

    October 2017

    Seems like an update to this class is needed. he talks about the Canon 5D mark II. Several better cameras have come on the market since including several other brands, many better options in 2017.

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