Intro to DSLR Filmmaking

Intro to DSLR Filmmaking


Filmmakers are quickly adopting shooting their video with DSLR cameras for the small form factor, relatively low cost, and professional cinematic look of shooting with an array of changeable lenses.

There are many tricks involved in achieving professional quality video when using a DSLR camera and this class is designed to teach students hands-on the knowledge and tools necessary to shoot quality and achieve your visual aesthetic when using a DSLR camera to shoot video. We will discuss such things as: camera functions, lenses, rigs, lighting, backpack filmmaking and feature firsthand advice from local filmmakers currently working in the film industry and their experiences with DSLRs.

Get the DOs and the DON’TS, sound film advice and a skill set to walk away and begin to work and create.

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INSTRUCTOR: Cordelaine (Corey) Kline is an Austin based filmmaker and digital arts teacher. Kline is currently making a romantic comedy web series called Jim the Jerk.  Kline works as an Assistant Camera/2nd AC within the film industry in addition to other creative media pursuits with freelance clients. Kline graduated from the University of Iowa Cinema Program. 


INSTRUCTOR: Luke Adams is a local filmmaker and Austin native. Luke graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film, where he focused on cinematography and live action 3D production. Luke currently freelances in Austin filming music videos and working on indie film sets as a DP and Gaffer.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Those interested in learning both the technical and creative aspects of DSLR filmmaking & gear, in addition to those interested in learning more about cinematography. 

SUPPLIES: all included, students are welcome to bring their own DSLR camera but it is not a requirement. 

PRE-REQUISITES: None; open to all levels. Students must be at least 16 years old to take this class.


This course and all ASoF courses are certified with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continue Professional Educational (CPE) credits.