The Minimalist DSLR Filmmaking Guide: How to Film in 20 Min | Dandan Liu | Skillshare

The Minimalist DSLR Filmmaking Guide: How to Film in 20 Min

Dandan Liu, Documentary Filmmaker & Cinematographer

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17 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Course Intro

      1:08
    • 2. Setting Camera Basics

      0:49
    • 3. White Balance and Shutter Speed

      1:43
    • 4. Aputure

      2:59
    • 5. ISO

      1:24
    • 6. One Last Tip for ISO

      0:43
    • 7. Exposure Recap

      0:30
    • 8. Setting Focus

      0:39
    • 9. Intro to Cinematography

      0:59
    • 10. Seeing Light

      1:12
    • 11. Setting Up A Tripod

      0:53
    • 12. Composing Your Image

      1:49
    • 13. Intro to Audio

      1:03
    • 14. Record High Quality Sound

      2:00
    • 15. Optimize Your Sound Space

      1:16
    • 16. 2 Essential Audio Tricks

      1:36
    • 17. Course Conclusion

      1:01
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About This Class

Want to film with your DSLR, but are intimidated by all the buttons and settings on your camera?

Have no fear. It's simpler than you think!

This class takes the traditional 2 hour DSLR filmmaking class and removes the filler, so you just get the golden, actionable essentials. In 20 minutes, you will know all the steps needed to set up your camera, film with it, and record high quality sound. Don't let the short length of this class fool you. This process is solid and represents the core of professional filmmaking. It's all you need to film beautiful stories. 

So, you are now 20 minutes away from dancing with your camera. You'll soon discover that anyone can film with confidence!

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Dandan Liu

Documentary Filmmaker & Cinematographer

I come from a long line of scientists, so I'm not called the "black sheep" of the family, but the "genetic mutant" as a self-taught commercial and documentary filmmaker. My love of filmmaking came when I embarked on a four year journey living with people of different religions and lifestyles around the world. From waking up at 3 am with Zen Buddhist monks in Japan to running a guesthouse with nuns in Jerusalem, I started making films as a way to understand the local realities around me. These...

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