Camera Operation Basics for Video Production

Upcoming Sessions
Thursday August 30th, 2018
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Register for this session by sending an email to 
$25+HST for members/ $60+HST for non-members
Two bursaries will be available for this workshop. Learn more about our bursaries.
Membership is easy! We offer three levels of membership that suit the various ways people interact with Ed Video. The process of becoming a member is as simple as completing a form and paying the membership fee.

This  workshop will provide participants with the essentials of using a camera for video production. Learn how to set up a camera on a tripod, adjust key settings to achieve a quality image, and transfer footage. For more in-depth instruction, we offer a more advanced session.

Workshop Outline
  • Tripod and camera setup basics
  • The 'exposure triangle': Aperture, Shutter and ISO/Gain
  • Tips for determining exposure
  • White Balance
  • Focus and focusing tools
  • Composing an image
Students will gain experience completing the following tasks, as well as an understanding of when and why to do each:
  • Setting up and mounting a Camera to a Tripod
  • Tripod operation
  • Installing the Battery and Media
  • Attaching a Lens
  • Setting White Balance 
  • Setting Shutter Speed
  • Setting the ISO 
  • Adjusting the Aperture
  • Composing a shot
  • Setting the Exposure by Eye
All workshops are held at Ed Video, 404 York Road, Guelph, unless otherwise indicated