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About This Course

This online Cinematography Course will teach you how to shoot beautiful videos with any camera.

This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of professional cinematography – the art of making motion pictures. While there are plenty of video courses, it’s hard to find a comprehensive course that teaches you everything you’d want to know about shooting video.
This is the course for you, taught by a professional Hollywood cinematographer.

  • Learn the basics of getting great shots with any camera
  • Use the manual settings on your camera to expose your shot properly
  • Learn how to use camera movement to get more impressive shots
  • Light your video sets with traditional filmmaking techniques and lighting setups
  • Become a professional director of photography (cinematographer) with tips on how to find work in the video/film industry
  • Make money shooting videos

Improve Your Video Creation with This Complete Course

Regardless of the type of camera you are using – DSLR, Professional Cinema Camera, GoPro, iPhone, or Film – you can shoot beautiful video. Learn professional techniques that Hollywood filmmakers are using to capture powerful images.

If you want to learn how to shoot great videos and making money doing what you love, this is the course for you.

This course dives right into shooting better video with 5 tips for better cinematography. You’ll learn the basics of cinematography including choosing the right camera, ISO, frame rate, shutter speed, f-stop/aperture, and lens options.

Learn how to expose your videos properly, including learning the different styles of exposure styles of commercial, TV, and narrative filmmaking.

Learn how camera movement with tripods, handheld, dollys, Steadicam systems, and drones can help you take beautiful shots.

Learn how to light your video shots with different styles and lighting kits.

Learn how to work with the producer, director, camera team, grip and electric team, and other departments on a film set.

Learn how to find work as a cinematographer/videographer. Learn how to network, negotiate a good rate, and get jobs.

Start shooting better videos today!

Enroll today, and we’ll see you in the course.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge to shoot videos with any camera.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and develop the skill of cinematography!

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Getting Started
What Is This Course All About? 00:00:00
Top 5 Tips For Better Cinematography 00:00:00
What Is A Cinematographer (Director Of Photography)? 00:00:00
Why Should You Become A Cinematographer? 00:00:00
Section 2 - The Camera - Understanding The Basics
Intro To Section 00:00:00
Choosing A Camera: Digital Vs. Film 00:00:00
Choosing A Digital Camera: DSLR Vs. Cinema Camera 00:00:00
What Is Video Resolution? 00:00:00
What Is Frame Rate? 00:00:00
Choosing A Lens 00:00:00
Memory Cards 00:00:00
What Is Latitude? 00:00:00
Exercise – Put Together Your Camera Kit 00:00:00
Bonus Lesson – In Depth Camera Overview With Caleb 00:00:00
Section 3 - Getting The Right Exposure
Intro To Section 00:00:00
How Does Exposure Work? 00:00:00
How Does Frame Rate Affect Exposure? 00:00:00
What Is ISO? 00:00:00
What Is Shutter speed? 00:00:00
What Is Aperture (AKA F-Stop)? 00:00:00
Aperture Chart 00:00:00
Using Neutral Density (ND) Filters To Cut Down Light 00:00:00
Reading Exposure With Your Camera: Understanding The Histogram And Light Meters 00:00:00
Putting It All Together: How To Exposure Properly 00:00:00
Shooting With Color Profiles And LUTs 00:00:00
Shooting In RAW Mode For Best Color Correction 00:00:00
Exercise – Practice Shooting In Two Lighting Scenarios 00:00:00
Section 4 - Composition - Shoot Better Looking Video
Intro To Section 00:00:00
What Is Composition? 00:00:00
Types Of Shots You Need To Know 00:00:00
Getting Great Rack Focuses 00:00:00
Composing Better Shots For Narrative And Commercial Video 00:00:00
Composing Better Shots For Documentaries 00:00:00
Bonus Lesson – Tips For Shooting With Caleb 00:00:00
Section 5 - Adding Movement To Your Shots
Intro To Section 00:00:00
Why Should You Add Movement To Your Shots? 00:00:00
Using A Tripod For Better Video 00:00:00
Better Handheld Shooting 00:00:00
Using A Dolly For Better Video 00:00:00
Stabilizing Your Shots With A Steadicam System Like The Movi 00:00:00
Shooting With A Jib 00:00:00
Shooting With A Drone 00:00:00
Exercise – Practice Your Camera Moves 00:00:00
Section 6 - Video Lights - The Hardware
Intro To Section 00:00:00
What Is Lighting? 00:00:00
Understanding Color Temperature 00:00:00
Light Color Temperature Chart 00:00:00
Setting White Balance On Your Camera 00:00:00
White Balance Symbol Chart 00:00:00
Powering Your Lights 00:00:00
Light Stands 101 00:00:00
Lighting Safety: How To Handle Lights 00:00:00
Section 7 - Video Lighting Techniques And Tips
Intro To Section 00:00:00
Why Do We Light? 00:00:00
Lighting Demonstration – What Can Lighting Say? 00:00:00
How To Set Up 3-Point Lighting 00:00:00
Making Eyes Pop With Lighting 00:00:00
Tips For Shooting With Natural Light 00:00:00
Exercise – Set Up Three Point Lighting 00:00:00
Section 8 - How To Make Money As A Cinematographer/Videographer
Intro To Section 00:00:00
The Top Ways To Find Cinematography Work 00:00:00
How To Negotiate Your Rate 00:00:00
How To Get Paid With An Invoice 00:00:00
Understanding Taxes As A Freelancer 00:00:00
How To Charge As A Freelancer 00:00:00
Section 9 - Being On Set
Guide To Being On Set 00:00:00
Lights, Camera, Action! Order Of Occurrences On Set 00:00:00
Set Etiquette: How To Act On Set 00:00:00
Section 10 - Taking It To The Next Level
Creating An Amazing Website And Reel 00:00:00
Going To Film Festivals 00:00:00
Doing Work For Free 00:00:00

Course Reviews


10 ratings
  1. Anthony



    This course was really helpful for me. I especially liked the sections on composition and the examples shown.

  2. Darren Wiczek

    2017 review


    Pretty basic material at more of an overview level. More in depth information in areas like camera and talent movement would be helpful. Great for a refresher.

  3. scott

    Excellent- Good Pick


    Course presenters provide clear, informative knowledge. Walking you through all the necessary points needed to learn this skill. Laid back and professional. Learn and enjoy.

  4. Madhu

    useful for beginner


    This course covers all u need to know about cinematography. Starting from preparation to finding jobs and managing tax.. This tries to cover almost everything but your own hard work matters in your success..

  5. Kevin Cole


    This class has been extremely helpful, especially for beginners!

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