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Camera Fundamentals

at DCTV - Online

Course Details
$60 2 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Apr 14, 6:30pm - Apr 21, 8:30pm Eastern Time (2 sessions)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this cinematography class:

Learning digital video production is vital for independent filmmakers and for anyone interested in harnessing the power of media. Camera Fundamentals is accessible and easy-to-learn, teaching you basic concepts and technical skills applicable to any camera. In this online version of a classic DCTV Workshop, learn about focus, exposure, white balance, and composition. A perfect introduction!

This is an online Production workshop at the Fundamentals level.

Topics include:

  • Film vs. Digital Video
  • Codecs
  • Focus
  • Exposure
  • Color Temperature and White Balance
  • Composition
  • Movement

Capacity: 10 students | Duration: 4 hrs

Materials: You will need a computer or other device that can connect to the internet and support Zoom video conferencing. If you have a video camera at home, you are welcome to have it handy for this workshop.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

We understand that emergencies and last minute changes happen. Note that we are also serving many people and want to ensure fairness and keep prices low.

Student Cancellation Details:

If you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, we can offer the following compensation:

If your cancellation is confirmed by DCTV:

* at least 5 full business days prior to workshopʼs start date - You can receive 

Full Refund

* at least 2 full business days prior to workshopʼs start date - Full Credit (valid for 3 months) or a 50% Refund

* less than 2 business days prior to workshopʼs start date - No compensation


No compensation, neither Refund nor Credit is available for cancellations less than 2 full business days prior to a workshopʼs start time or for non-attendance. For example, if you cancel your registration for a workshop that starts at 6:30pm on Monday, we must confirm your cancellation no later than 6:30pm the Thursday before. There are absolutely no make-ups allowed for any missed session(s) of a workshop. It is not possible for students to make up a missed session of their Workshop by attending an equivalent session on another day. There are no refunds for missed sessions.



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Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time TBD 2 $60
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Apr 21 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time TBD

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Question from anonymous
After the class, will they give us a certificate where it’s written how many hours we did?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! They can provide a certificate of completion after the workshop. They do not normally say how many hours, but if necessary, the instructor can add the duration of the workshop to the certificate. Thank you.
Question from Anonymous
Do I need any prior knowledge of a camera to take this class?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! No prior knowledge or prerequisite needed.

Reviews of Classes at DCTV (229)

(229 Reviews)
Camera Fundamentals
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/1/2020
One of the best workshops I have done!
Camera Fundamentals
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/26/2019
Class was a very fun and informative experience. Also, the instructor was awesome! I had a great experience, although at the same time, I feel like we could’ve accomplished a little bit more within the 2 days.
Camera Fundamentals
Reviewed by Kristine K. on 12/1/2018
Sisa, the instructor, was very friendly, open and knowledgeable in her approach to the class. She seemlessly applied the students’ questions to the coursework she already established. Her patience and care was phenomenal. Very rare these days. I am grateful for the experience and feel more prepared to explore my next steps. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Camera Fundamentals
Reviewed by Kimberly B. on 10/8/2018
I thought the class was very informative. The instructor was very patient. She made me feel very comfortable. This was a great first experience for me at DCTV. I will take another class.
Camera Fundamentals
Reviewed by Wei L. on 9/21/2018
Class was informative and instructor was great.
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