Cinematography - Professionally Use & Understand Your DSLR

Understand how to understand and how to best set up your camera for the best quality possible!
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Instructed by Chad Sano Photography / Video Design
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 33 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

This course is for the beginners through the advanced videographers out there.

This course covers all the details most people don't even know about there cameras! Such as which settings should be used, and which should be turned off.

Students will also learn extremely important camera techniques, including: ISO - APERTURE - SHUTTER SPEED - WHITE BALANCE AND MUCH MORE!

As you watch the course, I give you real life examples of the different settings you can use and the impact it makes on your movie!

If you are wondering if you have what it takes to be a cinematographer, or if you want to know your camera fully inside and out, this is the course for you!

If you want to know everything you will learn in a basic film class, here it is for so much cheaper than anywhere else!

You'll also be able to take the quiz and find out if you were paying attention during the videos!

I am a film student, transferring to Chapman Film University next semester. My credits include...

Disney Channel




And Much More! You can check out my IMDb for the complete list!

It doesn't matter what kind of videographer you are, someone who loves Short Films, Commercials, Movies, TV Shows, Documentaries, whatever it may be, you can use these cinematography skills and techniques to expand your career!

What are the requirements?

  • It will help if you currently have a DSLR.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Fully grasp the controls of a camera and be able to film in any circumstance for the best results.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone wondering what goes into making films and how to operate a camera. Though this is more of an introductory class, it is recommended for everyone to learn something new.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Intro and About

A video describing what we will be talking about during the course.


This video will go over all the Pro's and Con's of DSLR's and why they are so popular.

Section 2: Adjusting Your Settings

An introduction video discussing what and why we need to turn off certain settings.


This video helps you choose the best setting for quality and for frame size.


This video goes over many functions that should be turned off in your DSLR.


This video discusses the best "Picture Profile" to use and why.


In this video you will see how to save your most commonly used settings for easy access.

Section 3: Master The Exposure And You Can Film Anything!

This video is an introduciton to learning about Exposure.


This video is dedicated to the ISO and learning what it entails.


This vidoe focuses on Shutter Speed and how it affects the overall video.


This video demonstrates the power of the Aperture and how we use it to our liking.


This video talks about White Balance and the Kelvin Color Temperature Wheel and how to control it.

3 questions

Do you fully grasp the concepts of Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed?


This video will go over using Neutral Density Filters and how powerful they are.


A quick video showing the power of Cinestyle in low lit situations.


A video about a powerful and commonly overlooked setting, the color grid.

Section 5: What's In My Bag

A video about what I personally take with me to shoots.

Section 6: Helpful Links And Advice

A video about the lights that I find both cheap and useful for films.


An ending video thanking you for your time and a chance to check out my more advanced course.

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A list of links to sites and products I discuss throughout the course.

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Instructor Biography

Chad Sano, Cinematographer

God - Acting - Filming

Even as a young boy, I had an interest in the entertainment industry. My parents helped greatly by driving me to auditions. After a few years of acting, my family moved to Colorado. I missed the entertainment industry greatly!

So here I am, graduated after high school and back in California. I am currently an actor and a cinematographer, I'll be transferring to Chapman University next semester to further my skills even more.

You can check out my full list of credits on IMDb but my list includes:

Disney Channel



Video Game High School


Let's Make A Deal

and much more!

If I'm not out on an audition, I'm filming something with my "Sano Film Productions" company or filming a video for a film festival.

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