dFilmSchool Training and Tutorials

I’ve been producing, filming and/or editing commercials and documentaries since 1985 and I have helped hundreds of videographers and filmmakers through one on one consulting and online sites like AskMrVideo.com. After spending a few years answering the same questions over and over and teaching people how to do exact same thing week after week, I decided to produce some high quality Video Training Tutorials.

These training products allow me to help an even larger number of people at a lower cost to the individual. These tutorials have the added benefits of immediate access and the ability for you to review the training materials over again, as needed. I continue to enjoy working with my clients one on one. However, I encourage everyone to first browse through the list of training materials below to see if there is a tutorial that will help you immediately.

Available July 15
Cost = $FREE

Magic Lantern is an add on software for Canon DSLR cameras. It turns your camera into a fully functioning production camera with plenty of bells and whistles including:

  • AGC defeat
  • Left / Right / Stereo audio with independent inputs, gain controls and meters
  • Focus helpers including pop up zoom, focus peak, follow focus, rack focus
  • Metering including Histogram, waveform, Zebras, False Color
  • Still camera features include Intervalometer, Audio Remote Trigger, Motion Detect
  • And much more…

This series of training videos will take you step by step through the Magic Lantern software including installation and best settings for your camera. Get on the mailing list to secure your spot!

Available August 1
Cost = $47

The Zoom H4n has quickly become the go-to digital audio recorder for the HDSLR crowd.

Proper miking is essential to making a great recording. The H4n is the only handheld recorder that allows recording on four channels simultaneously by using your own external mics with its onboard mics. Use its built-in mixer to blend the channels for perfectly balanced recordings of extraordinary depth and clarity.

We will cover

  • Dual System Audio Overview
  • Optimal settings
  • Proper micing techniques
  • Using the H4n with your lavaliere
  • Using the H4n a a Boom Mic
  • File Folders
  • Mixing
  • Shooting ENG style
  • Syncing

The H4n by Zoom really rocks for HDSLR shooters. This is a full up ENG Dual System training course. Get on the mailing list to secure your spot!

Available August 15
Cost = $97

Proper lighting techniques are essential to a successful shoot. Not only that, but a well lit and well balanced shoot will save you HOURS in the post production suite. This tutorial will cover:

  • Color Temperature
  • Balancing Your Camera
  • Key Light
  • Fill Light
  • Rim Light
  • Background Light
  • Dealing with Sunlight
  • Dealing with Mixed Light
  • Greenscreen
  • Black Limbo
  • White Limbo

Get on the mailing list to secure your spot!