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DSLR Cinematography

3rd October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An Introduction to the DSLR camera as a filmmaking tool

Course Objective

Get to grips with the pros and cons of DSLR filmmaking in a single evening.

Course Cost


Course Description

DSLR and mirrorless cameras, lightweight, compact and comparably inexpensive, have taken over the world of low-budget filmmaking. Originally designed for taking stills they have been adapted by filmmakers for video production. They therefore have both strengths and weaknesses you need to know.

In this class you will learn how to use the basic controls and settings of your DSLR camera in order to achieve the best quality footage. You will also be introduced to other basics of cinematography such as lenses and lighting.

The course will cover the following:

  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Resolution
  • Frame rate
  • Operating the DSLR for best results when shooting video
  • Lighting basics

While we recommend participants bring their own DSLR or mirrorless camera, it is not mandatory.

Class Schedule

October 3 (Thurs), 19:00-21:30

About the Instructor

Evangelo CostadimasEvangelo Costadimas is an award-winning cinematographer, independent filmmaker and art curator. Originally trained as a telecoms engineer, he switched careers and took up filmmaking since 2009. Having grown up in Ethiopia of Greek and Italian parents he immigrated to Canada and has since lived or worked in more than thirty countries on four continents. He was an adjunct professor at SCAD Hong Kong where he taught film and photography courses and regularly lectured on fine art photography and video art at the Hong Kong Art School. As of June 2019, he is based in Tokyo.


3rd October 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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