HD Camera Basics

HD Camera Basics


Your choice in camera and skill with it are crucial to ensuring great work.  How you frame and follow action is more important than the camera you choose, but the camera does make a difference. 

This class will approach compositional and shooting practices that will help your work with any camera and then move on to discussing the key differences between the different digital and HD cameras on the market to help guide your decision in purchasing the best camera for your needs. 

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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 also operates a digital arts summer camp where he instructs 9-18 year olds about iPhoto, Garageband, iMovie, Scratch, and MS Office. Kline has worked as an Assistant Camera/2nd AC on 3 feature films. Kline graduated from the University of Iowa Cinema Program where he produced and DP'd a feature film called Diary of a Superhero which won the Award of Excellence from Iowa Motion Picture Association.


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: people who want an overview of how HD/DSLR cameras operate including shots, angles, composition, additional add-ons, market value, and/or those working towards their ASoF Digital Video Certificate. No pre-requisites; beginners welcome! Students must be at least 16 years old to take this class.

CERTIFICATE: DVCP production course (required)

SUPPLIES: all equipment provided for the duration of this class, but if you own a digital/HD Camera, feel free to bring it along!

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