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Film Student


Basic Camera Operations

​​Do you want to learn how to film using your camera or smartphone?  Learn from professionals.  Our workshop will show you the hints and tips and how to avoid pitfalls.  Perhaps you need to film a colleague, product or film yourself.  Whatever you need we can help you achieve better results. This workshop focuses on filming only.  For editing please see our editing workshop.

Breakdown of workshop, approx. 4 hours (currently on Zoom due to COVID-19)

  1. Filming tutorial

  2. Break out filming session with facilitator on hand (virtually) to assist

  3. Review and critique


  • Assumed knowledge – none

  • Equipment needed – your camera phone

Learning Objectives of How to Film workshop

  • To be able to set up and conduct basic camera or smartphone to film

  • High level technical awareness of various camera features on your phone

  • How to plan

  • Why and how to use correct microphones

  • Lighting awareness

  • How to set up a “talking head” scenario

  • Filming techniques

  • How to coach presenter

  • How to export for editing

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