Basic Shooting Techniques Preview

Get Certified

Earn your certification with this Filmskills Course. Learn More

Notices and Updates

Earn Your Certification

Take one of FilmSkills Certification Courses and earn your certificate today. With over 19 subjects to choose from, each self-guided course will give you the edge in the ultra-competitive film industry.

 

All New FilmTalks Episodes

Get inside information from the industry's most experienced professionals. From the head of Television at Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, to the producer of The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars, FilmTalks is the TED talks of the Film Industry, and episodes are included in every Gold Subscription. Click here to learn more.

 

FilmSkills Books Now Available

The perfect companion guide to FilmSkills - both in and out of the classroom. Written from the knowledge of over 150 leading Hollywood filmmakers, six new FilmSkills Books take you inside the industry like none other.  Choose from Screenwriting, Producing, Director's Craft, Cinematography, Production Safety, and Editing.  Buy your copies here.

 

Unlock this module to see the full content!

Explore the subscription packages

ABOUT THIS MODULE

This introductory module is an outstanding overview of basic shooting techniques when using a digital camera.  Applicable in news gathering, documentary or film production, learn techniques on how to properly shoot footage on location.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 8:30 video that takes you through basic shooting techniques
  • Complete resource guide

LEARN

  • How to properly rehearse actors and the camera before rolling
  • The importance of padding each shot
  • Safety takes
  • Zooming, when and when not to use this technique
  • Recording ambient sound
Very detailed. Excellent for homework assignments to let students watch at home.
 
   -  Daniel Levin,
       University of Houston
super21admin