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From Still to Motion with Your DSLR

Class Description

With the arrival of high-definition video-enabled DSLR cameras, photographers have an opportunity for creativity and a competitive edge in their field unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Add to that the expanding demands from a video-hungry audience and it’s no longer a matter of if you are going to add video to your repertoire of skills, it’s when.

In this two-day course we will learn basic digital DSLR video capture techniques. We will examine camera operation and lens choices. We will explore the fundamentals of basic film making theory and examine the broad range of motion picture composition and production strategies. After learning the foundation of film making, students will shoot their own DSLR video in the intervening week.

Our second day of class starts in the editing suite where we’ll explore the dynamic range of possibilities of I-MOVIE and Final Cut Express.

You will learn the skills to craft your footage into a unique, expressive and compelling digital DSLR video that conveys your personal vision. When complete, you will have the knowledge to shoot and edit digital DSLR videos for personal, fine art and commercial client applications.

This class is limited to eight students.

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Topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:

  • Learn DSLR video functions and operation.
  • Learn he best camera framing, angles and movement.
  • Learn lighting, concepting, storyboarding, production / pre-production considerations.
  • Learn video editing with Apple’s I-Movie and Final Cut Express
  • Learn audio creation and editing, finishing and final output.

Class Requirements

DSLR with HD video capabilities

Large capacity Memory Cards

Memory card reader

Portable hard-drive suggested, but not a requirement

Class Schedule

Start Time
End Time
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Photo Coop Studio
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Digital Lab

About the Instructor

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Ross Andersson: Ross Andersson began his career as a fine artist, studying painting, filmmaking and photography. After earning his Fine Arts degree, he devoted several years to travel, odd jobs and his obsession with old motorcycles before discovering his passion for the world of fashion photography.

Since arriving on the national advertising scene in 2006, Ross continues to distinguish himself as a top tier fashion & beauty photographer - focused on creating intense and iconic imagery.

His recent clients include Macy’s, Mia and Maxx, Regis and L’Anza Hair Care. His work has won several awards in the cosmetics and hair industry including the 2006 grand prize at the prestigious NAHA Awards.

Recently, Ross was honored to receive two, 2009 APA Awards. His fashion submission titled, The Berlin Project, earned 1st Place recognition in the fashion category. He was also chosen as the 2009 APA Grand Prize Winner for his new urban landscape series titled; The Mezzanine Project.

Register for this Class

The cost of the "From Still to Motion with Your DSLR" class is: $225.00

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Please Note: This class is currently full. Please contact us if you would like to be placed on a waiting list and advised of the next scheduled class. In the meantime you might consider our One on One personalized education options with our trained professionals.

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