Starting is the hardest part.
Moment by moment, life is unfolding around us.
If you want to capture it but struggle with your camera, then you’re in the right place.
INFORMATION OVERLOAD SYNDROME:
It can feel completely overwhelming to pick up a camera and not know where to start.
One brief internet search and it’s information overload.
Don’t let that paralyze you.
WHERE TO START:
Your camera is the medium and source through which you’ll capture the moments.
Become comfortable with your camera and the rest will follow.
Here are a few short lessons to get you started. These will give you a great introduction and place to begin.
HOW TO: Create and Customize Keyboard Shortcuts in Premiere Pro
Everything you need to know about creating and customizing your own keyboard shortcuts to save time and energy while editing.
How to Organize Projects in Premiere Like A Pro Video Editor
This is the key to being a faster, more efficient, and overall better editor. Sharing my exact folder structures!
EASY FIX: How to Relink Missing Media in Premiere Pro
The dreaded missing media 'red screen' happens to the best of us, so don't sweat it. Lucky for us, Premiere Pro has made it fairly quick and simple to reconnect multiple files at once so you can get back to editing in no time.
Premiere Pro Basics: All About Playback Speed
Learn exactly how to control the speed of your clips in Premiere Pro, as well as how to fix playback lag.
Which Canon Pancake Lens is Better: 24mm vs 40mm
I love having a pancake lens. It's my go-to around the house and travel lens. Here's my favorite and why.
How to: Quickly View Full Screen Preview in Premiere Pro
Quickly toggle back and forth to preview your video edits in full screen, either on an external monitor or on your main editing window.
Ultimate Guide: Best Video Editing Equipment for Beginners
Here 10 of my favorite video editing accessories, aside from a computer and editing program.
Duplicate Clip Shortcut: Quickest Way to Copy & Paste in Premiere Pro
Maximize efficiency in your editing workflow with a few quick tips about editing faster in Premiere Pro. Here's the quickest way to duplicate!
Best Canon Lenses for Wedding Videos: My 5 Absolute Favorites
My top lens choices for every scenario throughout the wedding day. Best choices for portraits, ceremony, detail shots, low-light and more.
Premiere Pro Autosave: Everything You Need to Know
Here's everything you need to know about how to set up autosave in Premiere Pro, locate or change the location of autosave files, and recover lost or damaged projects.
READY TO DIVE DEEPER?
I’ve designed the complete course for beginners in one easy to follow online workshop.
It requires no knowledge about shooting video or operating a camera.
You’ll receive access to dozens of video lessons that are organized into short, easy to digest lessons.
Go at your own pace and absorb the information as you have time.
Take control of your camera and watch as your own films go from amateur to cinematic after just a few easy lessons.
RECEIVE PERSONAL FEEDBACK AND CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY:
You will also receive instant access to our private facebook community where I interact with students on a daily basis to answer questions, give feedback on videos, and share exclusive content like behind the scenes videos and more.
I will personally answer any direct questions you may have throughout the workshop to add extra value to your learning experience.
The Beginner’s Guide to Filmmaking : Online Course
Time to stop missing the spontaneous moments and learn to capture them flawlessly every time.
In this course, I’m holding nothing back.
Each video lesson will take you step-by-step into the details of how to operate your DSLR camera in video mode like a pro.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Chapter 01 - Mastering Camera Basics
Lesson 01: An Introduction to Shooting Cinematic Films for Beginners
Lesson 02: All About Gear, Cameras, and Lenses
Lesson 03: Basic Camera Settings - Resolution, Frame Rate, and Aspect Ratio
Lesson 04: What is White Balance and How to Set Color Balance Correctly
Lesson 05: Lenses and Understanding Depth of Field - How to Get a Beautiful, Blurry Background
Lesson 06: Capturing Perfect Exposure
Lesson 07: Mastering Aperture
Lesson 08: Mastering Shutter Speed
Lesson 09: How Shutter Speed and Frame Rate Affect Exposure
Lesson 10: What is ISO and Why Does it Matter?
Chapter 02 - Storytelling, Composition, and Camera Movement
Lesson 11: Perspective and Storytelling with Video
Lesson 12: My Number One Rule and Why You Should Shoot Like an Editor
Lesson 13: All about Composition - Framing/Rule of Thirds/Vantage Points
Lesson 14: Lead Room and Head Room
Lesson 15: The 180 Rule
Lesson 16: Introduction to Camera Movement
Lesson 17: Handheld Versus Stabilized Movement
Lesson 18: Tools to Enhance Camera Movement
Lesson 19: Mastering Focus Every Time
Lesson 20: Capturing Slow Motion
Chapter 03 - All About Audio
Lesson 21: The Importance of Capturing Natural Audio
Lesson 22: How to Capture Great Natural Sound
BONUS VIDEO: Answering Q&A’s from students - any questions related to the course material
Registration for the course includes hours of video training. You’ll receive access to a self-guided video lesson library so you can go at your own pace.