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DSLR Filmmaking

DSLR Filmmaking

London College of Communication
Taught by
A respected industry expert, Marco Eastwood


DSLR Filmmaking is a rapidly growing professional practice in the film world as well as an evolving trend among consumers. DSLRs are being used both by enthusiasts and professional filmmakers and broadcasters like the BBC, and in films such as The Avengers.

This course is both a practical and theory based course will introduce you to DSLR Filmmaking by exploring trends, practices and equipment old and new. Through practical exercises you will learn how to get the best out of a DSLR camera, how and when to use various accessories specific to DSLR video and learn how to operate a DSLR efficiently to create great video content.

Topics Covered

  • Using your DSLR for recording video
  • DSLR video settings
  • Video specific DSLR accessories and equipment
  • Trends in DSLR video
  • Visual composition
  • File management

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand how to best set up your DSLR cameras for video
  • Understand what equipment, trends and practices are popular for DSLR specific video
  • Use your DSLR camera efficiently to record pleasing and effective video content
  • Upload your video content to a computer for editing

Who Should Attend
Photographers and enthusiasts with an interest in film production or looking to explore the video functions of their DSLR cameras.


You will need your DSLR camera and a USB drive with 16GB of available storage.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to continue your digital education with Video Editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page or view Mizuho Bank, UK: Film and Moving Image Training case study.

Tutor Description

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

Marco Eastwood is a Digital Technician and software trainer at LCC. He completed a BA in Music Technology and Digital Media in 2009 and has since been active in the industry as a sound engineer, videographer and tutor.

Marco has several years experience of teaching media and technical related subjects for government-funded projects, for schools and companies such as Point Blank, Rolling Sound, Petchey Academy; and is ACE accredited by Adobe.

In 2009, he ran a workshop for an Israeli charity called Windows: Channels for Communication . It brought together young Palestinians and Israelis into a dialogue of understanding through music and video production.

Marco runs regular workshops on video and motion graphics for students at LCC and has recently started a video production company focusing on events and corporate videos.

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