- This course is for the beginner to intermediate videographer or anyone who wants to learn how to make a sound choice on your next camera purchase or someone who just wants some help picking out the right camera for a project you have in mind. Now let's face it. I'm no different than you. I want things I really don't need because, well, they're cool, new, and exciting, but we need to be careful to avoid making the wrong decision so the camera works for us instead of us working the camera. If you're looking for more specific information after you've found the right camera, I'd check out some other courses on the training library.
One of my favorite new courses is on cinematic video lighting by my friend Jem Schofield, and I also recommend any of Anthony Artis' video courses as well. There's a lot of awesome stuff on our library to explore. Now, let's talk cameras.
Evaluating your production workflow and the camera options out there can save you time, money, and maybe even your sanity. Camera enthusiast Erik Naso is here to help. He'll teach you how to ask the right questions and pick the right camera—balancing "the camera I should buy" with "the camera I want to buy," so you end up happy with your purchase over the long run. Learn how to figure out your budget and needs; understand the different file formats, sensors, and lenses available; and choose the right accessories for any shooting situation.
- Understanding the camera components: sensor, lens, etc.
- Evaluating audio inputs
- Taking your type of production into account
- Deciding on a budget
- Choosing accessories such as tripods and gimbals
- Camera codecs and media cost