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Introduction to DSLR Video

Join Boulder Digital Arts & Brian Brown of BrownCow Productions on Wednesday, June 10th 2015 6-9pm for an Introduction to DSLR Video. $79 for BDA Members, $99 for Non-Members. PLEASE REGISTER at the BDA website


Shooting video with a DSLR camera is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to create high-quality video. These new cameras created a firestorm in the video production world with their ability to shoot footage similar to that of 35mm motion-picture film.

In this three-hour workshop, we will cover everything you need to start shooting video with DSLR cameras. We'll discuss the accessories needed to use the camera for cinema and production-style shooting, and create a mini-studio in the classroom to see how a DSLR responds in real time to lighting and camera settings. This workshop will also prepare you for the hands-on Intermediate DSLR Video class, for more in-depth training!

This workshop will cover:

  • Still photography vs. video photography
  • Getting the shallow depth of field, "cinematic look"
  • How shutter speed, f-stop, and ISO affects video footage
  • Pros and cons of these cameras and why you might choose them for certain types of projects and not others
  • Some very important "gotchas" in capturing video footage with still cameras and lenses
  • The basic workflow to be able to edit this footage in Adobe, Avid, or Apple NLE's.
  • Extra gear and accessories for shooting cinema-style with an entry-level or medium-sized budget
  • Fundamentals of audio and shooting dual-system sound
  • What to consider when purchasing a DSLR for video production


Who Should Take This

Videographers and photographers who have never shot DSLR video before, or who have only done a little and feel completely lost! Familiarity with video and photo terminology is helpful.


Brian Brown has owned his own full-service video and motion-graphics production business, BrownCow Productions, since 2004. A "one-man show," he scripts, produces, shoots, and edits all of his own content. He regularly creates video for the web, broadcast television, large events, and in-house corporate training. In December 2009, he purchased a Canon 7D video-capable DLSR, and has never looked back, embracing the cinematic look this camera provides his productions. He's shot hundreds of hours of footage with his DSLR.

Wednesday, June 10th