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Unleash the Potential of Your DSLR With HD Video

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********** Two things you must do to register for this class:

1. RSVP here FIRST and then . . .

2. You MUST register for this class ($39) on our Canon site here:

This three-hour seminar, presented by Genaro Arroyo, Canon Pro Market Representative and film maker, will prepare you to start shooting HD Video with your Canon DSLR Camera. Packed with informative and insightful tips, you will learn the basics of camera settings, color control, camera motion, and post-production workflow. We’ll talk about everything from frame rates to shutter speeds as well as lens choices and how all of these items affect the “look” of your video. You’ll learn about neutral density filters and why they are so critically important in video and film-making. We’ll also cover focusing and explain why the 70D is such an important “game changing” camera for many videographers/film-makers. Audio is just as important, if not more important than video so we’ll share some available options and share tips for better audio.

After this seminar, you’ll feel much more comfortable with shooting video weather its for family fun, shooting a You Tube video or starting your first short film. Come join us for an afternoon well worth your time as we take the mystery out of shooting exceptional HD video with your Canon DSLR!

Genaro Arroyo has been teaching technical classes for Canon for the last seven years. In the last 10 years, he has shot multiple music videos, short stories, and feature films, working with MTV, ABC, NBC and independent production companies. He first learned how to shoot in a digital format and later taught himself how to shoot on film. At a young age he was fascinated in both taking images and working with lighting to have dramatic effects. He has a Bachelor of Science in Video Productions from The Art Institute of Los Angeles.

What you will learn:

Basics of shooting DSLR Video
Camera settings including frame rates, shutter speeds, apertures and focusing
How Picture Styles affect the video
Neutral Density filters and why they are so important
Post production workflow
Lens selection
Audio options
Camera rigs and stabilizing your camera
And much more

What is provided:

Canon notebook, pen and lens cloth
Excellent instruction
Coffee, water and light snacks