Introduction to DSLR/Canon 5D

Next Course Dates: April 16th 2015 and May 14th 2015
Venue: Screen Academy Scotland, 2A Merchiston Ave, Edinburgh, EH10 4NU
Fee: £200/ £160 concessions (we do not charge VAT)
Tutor: Peter Keith

You could get £200 towards the cost of your fees with an ILA account: more info here

Booking deadline:
For April 16th Course - April 7th
For May 14th course - May 5th

​A 1 day intensive hands-on training workshop with Cinematographer Peter Keith for photographers,  visual artists, directors, actors and anyone wanting to learn more about how to shoot video on a Canon 5D stills camera.  Cinematographer Peter Keith will lead a practical course with shooting and lighting exercises and 1 Canon 5D Mark II camera will be available between 2 course participants so that everyone gets a chance to shoot with the camera. Maximum of 8 course participants overall.  

The course will cover the following:

A practical hands-on introduction to shooting video with a Canon DSLR 5D covering the basics of: 
-ISO, exposure and aperture
-Picture profiles 
-White balance, focus, and lenses
-Fundamentals of framing

-How to create a cinematic look when shooting video, using: Sliders, Hand held
and Follow Focus with practical hands on setting up and practice exercises. 

-How to create basic lighting set ups using the principles of three-point lighting. With handouts and tips for static and moving camera scenes.  

-Discussion and advice on workflows and suggested ways to edit and share content. 

-A short series of shooting exercises will be included throughout for practice including reviewing rushes, feedback and top tips for further shooting and continued development. Handouts and links to further online tutorials and useful websites will be provided.

Peter Keith is an experienced industry professional working for the last 16 years in the camera department, starting off as a camera trainee, and working through all the camera grades up to 2nd camera operating. He has worked on a huge variety of productions across feature films, television drama, documentary, commercial, corporate and music videos. Since 2013 Peter has also moved into the field of Aerial photography and works as an Aerial camera operator across documentary and corporates.

Who’s it for?
Anyone who wants to learn more about Canon 5D cinematography including stills photographers, visual artists and other creative practictioners who are new to shooting video on the Canon 5D. 

How to book
Please click here to visit our 'How to Book a Short Course' page and download a booking form.

If you have any questions please contact us at info [at] screenacademyscotland [dot] ac [dot] uk or call 0131 455 2572