DSLR Filmmaking for Beginners: Learn the Basics of Videography (DSLR, Smartphone, GoPro, etc) | Dennis Schrader | Skillshare

DSLR Filmmaking for Beginners: Learn the Basics of Videography (DSLR, Smartphone, GoPro, etc)

Dennis Schrader, Freelance Videographer and Creator

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14 Lessons (1h 3m)

    • 2. About camera gear

    • 3. Camera Basics

    • 4. ISO

    • 5. Aperture

    • 6. Shutter Speed

    • 7. Frame Rates

    • 8. White Balance

    • 9. Resolution

    • 10. Lighting

    • 11. Assignment

    • 12. Framing

    • 13. Audio

    • 14. Outro

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About This Class

Learning the Basics of filmmaking is a great skill whether you want to work in videography or video production or you just want to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera to create travel videos.

The basics will always be the basics. In this class you will learn all you need to create beautiful looking images on any camera.

Your DSLR, your smartphone or iPhone, your GoPro...

This class is for you if you want to

  • finally learn shutter speed, aperture and ISO the EASY way!
  • Learn how to ALWAYS have perfect white balance with the power of grey cards
  • learn how to use basic and simple lighting techniques to create a "cinematic" and good looking image
  • record good audio without spendings hundreds of $ on expensive mics
  • get a head-start with the simple basics of framing, frame rates and more
  • start making videos today and not wait until you can afford the Sony A7iii or other 2000$+ cameras

My mission with this class is to enable you to create really good looking videos. Whether you want to start a YouTube channel, teach video classes here on skillshare or maybe even start a freelance videography business.

All of this is way more possible than you might think. Obviously it's not easy and you need to put in the work. But sometimes all it needs is a little spark of inspiration to finally make the jump and learn something new.

I didn't go to film school. But I make a living as a freelance videographer in Germany. And I had to learn all of this over months and years and it works.

There goes a lot more into making all those different carreers possible but it always starts with the ability to learn and apply it. And thats what this is for.

I really hope you get value from the class and enjoy the lessons.

Please make sure to leave a review with your honest opinion, I want to become a better teacher and still have lots to learn so feel free to be honest.


Here are the mentioned classes:

  1. FRAME RATES for Video: How to Master Slow Motion, Speed Ramping and Cinematic Video
  2. LIGHTING FOR VIDEO: Simple Techniques for Youtubers, Online Courses, Interviews, etc
  3. FRAMING and Composition for Videography

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  1. COLOR CORRECTION & COLOR GRADING Basics in Premiere Pro CC 2020
  2. VIDEO EDITING FOR BEGINNERS: PREMIERE PRO CC 2020 Real Estate Video (Real Client Video Breakdown)