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New York, New York 10013
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Class Level: Intermediate
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 film production class:

Get that 35mm film look with these ever-popular still cameras that shoot HD video, complete with stellar image quality, adjustable frame rates and customizable manual settings.

Compare the full frame Canon 5D with the crop frame 7D, practice dual system audio, and take your creativity to new heights with Canon EF/EF-S mount lenses. Get ready to use your DSLR to its full potential!

This is a Production workshop at the Extensions level.

Topics include:

  • Key Features of the Canon DSLR
  • Sensors
  • Lenses
  • DSLR Settings and Custom Presets
  • Recording Media
  • In-Camera Audio Recording
  • Stabilization
  • Post Workflow
  • Set-Ups

Prerequisite(s): Camera Fundamentals or equivalent experience is required.

Materials: All you need to bring is yourself! We provide all equipment and are committed to a 2:1 student to camera ratio. Personal equipment is not permitted.


The price of workshop includes a one year DCTV Membership giving you access to equipment rentals, post production facilities, and discounts on workshops and events.

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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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Question from Mustapha j.
HI. I have a Canon 80D, is the setup similar to 5D and 7D? Thank you. Mustapha Jaffar
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Mustapha! The instructor said she is not familiar with that Canon model, but that you could reach out to B&H or Adorama or do a Google search to learn more about the differences. Canon cameras tend to have similar menus, this one is a DLSR, she imagines there are different features and it's different sensor size, but would be similar. Hope this helps.
Question from Taylor
It seems like they provide cameras for this class-- is this going to specifically be a 5D mark iii or mark iv? Just want to know some specifics of which 5D it is. Thanks!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
DCTV use the Canon 5d mark iii in Video DSLR if the student is specifically looking for training in that camera.
Question from Carmen E.
Hi. Which camera do students actually use in class? I have a canon 5d at home.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Carmen! For this course, they use Canon 5D and 7D. Hope this helps!

Reviews of Classes at DCTV (227)

(227 Reviews)
Video DSLR
Reviewed by Heather H. on 3/24/2019
Such a great class and worth every penny! It was hands on and we even had a chance to work out in the field. The instructor was patient and very knowledgeable. I would totally take another class with DCTV.
Video DSLR
Reviewed by Kelly S. on 4/9/2018
The instructor was great and answered all the questions the class asked him. And I learned about the fundamentals to the camera, equipment use, and after we shot, I got tips on how to make the film better. Definitely would recommend.
Video DSLR
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/11/2017
I really enjoyed this class. There was ample opportunity for questions, while still keeping the class moving. We reviewed and refreshed on a lot of camera basics throughout (which was really helpful), and then used those factors to maximize our video/film capabilities with DSLR.
Video DSLR
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/14/2017
I have taken and am enrolled in a series of DCTV's courses currently. This is what troubled me-Camera Fundamentals is a prerequisite WHY when the HVX is the camera that is used in that class. If this is your first time using a DSLR camera as it was mine, there isn't enough time built in to the 2days to learn the camera menus. That impacted my learning in the course. There is ZERO relationship between Camera Fundamentals and this class. I wanted to take that course as a separate matter but feel like they were getting over making it a useless requirement. The teacher was informative but this one needs better structure. I'm going to look at DCTV with a more critical eye now.
Video DSLR
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/12/2015
The class was really detailed and comprehensive considering it was just two days. Josh Koury did a great job answering questions and tailored the class to suit our needs.

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