DSLR Filmmaking: From Beginner To PRO!

Just you, your DSLR and exciting camera techniques that will take your filmmaking skills to a professional level


1h 30m


“I learnt more in this class than I thought I would. Thanks for the top notch material.” – Marcus Clarke

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Course Information

You will learn how to use your DSLR in full manual mode to gain more creative freedom. Next we’ll cover the essentials of visual storytelling with composition, motion and lighting.

The concept of this course is to make you understand the same techniques that a professional filmmaker uses. This means, we’re focusing on bringing your skills to a next level!


Just picked up your DSLR or are you having trouble to get to the next level?
This course is for you!

Fast Learning

Short, to-the-point lessons. Many quizzes and exercises to gain quick results!

Film School

Learn the same foundation as you would in 2 years at a film school university

For who is this course?

This course is aimed at beginners who like to take filmmaker serious and bring their skills to a professional level. The information is brought in such a simple and fun way, that anyone can follow. So whether you’re a creative person or like to make a living off from videography, this course is for you!

What will I learn?

You will learn the essentials of a professional filmmaking with a single DSLR camera

  • All manual controls and exposure adjustments
  • Essential videography rules
  • Compositions for video
  • Video project thinking
  • Camera Motion
  • Lighting Basics

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Jordy Vandeput - Instructor

Jordy Vandeput

More than 10 years experience as a filmmaker and video editor

Course Structure

29 Lessons, 1h30 training

  • Introduction (3:01)
  • The Aputure (3:40)
  • The ISO (1:37)
  • The Shutter Speed (3:52)
  • Quiz: Camera Exposure
  • The Histogram (3:51)
  • Focus (4:00)
  • The White Balance (4:46)
  • Quiz: Camera Functions
  • Rule of Thirds (3:58)
  • Framing (7:16)
  • The Camera positions (5:53)
  • Lenses (5:38)
  • The 180 Rule (3:22)
  • Slow Motion (2:24)
  • Importance of B-Roll (4:55)
  • Shoot for the Edit (5:36)
  • Quiz: The Video Language
  • Camera Movement (1:48)
  • The Tripod (4:28)
  • Handheld Motion (3:41)
  • The Slider and Gimbal (4:01)
  • Quiz: Camera Movement
  • Introduction to Light (1:37)
  • The 3 Point Lighting (2:31)
  • Natural Light (2:31)
  • Practical Lighting (2:25)
  • Quiz: Light for Video
  • Conclusion (1:46)

Questions? Pop us an email!


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We offer 2 ways to watch this course: via download (one-time payment) or via Skillshare. Skillshare is a platform like Netflix, you pay a monthly fee and access 10,000+ courses. New students get their first 2 months for free.

Do I need film equipment?

The only thing you need is a camera to follow along. There are a few lessons that give an introduction to work with accessories. But these are meant as info and does not require you to buy anything extra.

How can I contact the Instructor?

If you need help during the course, Jordy is happy to help you. Skillshare users can use the dedicated discussion. If you purchased the course as a download, there will be a ‘readme’ file which explains how to contact me through email.

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