Learn How to Film Your Own Online Instructional Course
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Learn How to Film Your Own Online Instructional Course

Learn how to purchase and setup cheap, easy-to-use camera, sound, and light equipment. No prior experience necessary!
4.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,397 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • In this course, you will discover the contents of a Tutorial GoPro camera kit
  • Learn how to setup Cameras, Lights, Sound Recording Devices, and Stands
  • Operate all of the Camera, Light, and Sound Hardware
  • Adjust Camera, Light, and Sound Hardware to better tell your story
  • Maintain battery life and power
  • Ensure safety
  • Tear down equipment
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  • A desire to create an online course
  • GoPro Cameras
  • Small Lighting Kit


  • (01/15/15) Our $9 introductory price will expire on February 1st, 2015. On February 2nd, the new price will be $29.
  • (02/02/15) Over 1300 students in our first six months!
  • (03/30/15) Recently added - Inventory sheet for Camera Equipment. When you're ready to get started, here's a thorough list of gear that can help you get up and running quickly with professional quality.


This course is for anyone who would like to film their own instructional series but either don't have the right equipment or proper camera operating experience.

Within an hour, you'll learn how to easily setup, adjust, and operate an easy to purchase GoPro camera kit, lighting, and sound to record nearly any sort of video curriculum. Equipment includes:

  • (2) GoPro Hero 3+ Cameras
  • (2) Ikan 312 v2 LED Lights
  • (1) Tascam DR-60 Field Recorder
  • (1) Lavalier Microphone
  • (1) Instrument Microphone
  • (1) iPad (or iPhone)
  • SD Cards
  • Various Power Chargers
  • Multiple Camera/Light Stands and Mounting Adapters

By the time you've finished recording, you can either edit your footage yourself or send it back to us to have it edited for a low, hourly rate. Shoot us a message for more details about editing.

Feel free to browse our curriculum and contact us at any time if you have any questions. Happy e-Learning!

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.

Who is the target audience?
  • Instructors
  • Teachers
  • Adults
  • Musicians
  • Students
  • Filmmakers
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Curriculum For This Course
Getting Started - What's in the Bag
2 Lectures 02:15

Opening up your camera kit, seeing how all of the equipment is stored, and verifying the contents of the bag.

Preview 02:15

Here's a thorough list of everything you could possibly need to get started in making a professional looking and sounding video in no time.

Camera Inventory Sheet - A Shopping List for Everything You Could Possibly Need
1 page
Setting Up GoPro Cameras
8 Lectures 14:59

Assembling the light/camera stands and locating a power source

Preview 01:36

Pulling out and assembling the GoPro cameras.

Preview 03:49

A step by step walk through of the GoPro accessories.

Preview 01:40

Mounting the GoPro cameras to the light/camera stands.

Preview 01:03

Learning to adjust the height and tilt of each of the light/camera stands.

Adjusting the Height and Tilt of the Camera Stands

Looking at the side ports, SD card slot, and other external features of the GoPro camera.

The GoPro's Side Ports

Checking out the two main function buttons of the GoPro as well as the included LCD screen.

GoPro Buttons and the LCD Screen

Briefly learn about the GoPro camera display.

The GoPro Display
Setting Up Lighting
2 Lectures 05:35

Pull out and power up the included lights and learn what the various settings are all about.

Lights, Light Power, and Light Settings

Mount the lights onto the light/camera stands.

Mounting Lights
Camera and Lighting Angle Basics
5 Lectures 13:23

Learn how to properly set up a studio with your lights and cameras.

The Basics of Camera and Light Angles

Learn how to find the correct light and camera angles.

Finding and Adjusting Camera and Light Angles

Learn how to properly frame a shot with each camera.

Framing Your Shot

Learn how to engage and operate the GoPro App using the included kit iPad.

Using the GoPro App

Learn about the included GoPro remote and why the GoPro App is better for studio use.

The GoPro Remote
Getting Good Sound
3 Lectures 11:34

Locate and identify all of the kit's audio equipment and accessories.

Intro to the Field Recorder, the Tascam DR-60

Learn how to power and operate the Tascam DR-60 and microphones.

Plugging In, Powering, and Setting Mic Levels

Learn how to initiate audio recording and listen back to your recordings.

Recording and Playing Back Audio
4 Lectures 11:01
Safety, Power Management, and Best Practices

Learn how to carefully and accurately tear down the camera kit.

Tearing Down Equipment

Pack up all of the gear.

Packing Up

A summation of the course.

In Conclusion
About the Instructor
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