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Canon Video Masterclass with David Newton

David is a key ambassador for Canon UK bringing vast knowledge of products and techniques, while also having a fun, natural rapport in the delivery of his sessions. During this afternoon, David will cover the basic understanding of HD Video plus accessories. Starting with simple controls to recording with various techniques. Due to increase HD compatible cameras, video capture is as big as ever, therefore, there's no better time to learn.

This course will start with the very basics of filming with a DSLR and gradually progress through the correct settings, audio recording, suggested accessories and will culminate in you making your own film. It is a full day course aimed at beginners to film making, but will also offer relevant advice and experience for anyone who has previously experimented with DSLR videography.

NOTE - date changed from 16/07/16 - 23/07/16. Contact for more information.


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  • About David Newton:

    Although wildlife, landscapes and travel photography were his first love and still what he prefers to do, these days David Newton can be found photographing almost anything, from product shots and commercial work to abstract close-ups, portraiture and event photography.

    Recognised for his technical knowledge and approach to photography, David is often sought out by major photographic companies including Canon and SanDisk to provide a variety of services including training seminars, live presentation, technical expertise and photographic/video services.

    David’s photography and writing has been widely published. Among others, he has written for:
    EOS Magazine
    Canon Professional Network
    PhotoPlus – Canon Edition
    Photography Monthly
    The Photographer
    He has also written technical and marketing material for both Canon and SanDisk.

    His photography has been published in all the above magazines as well as specialist publications such as Country Life and BBC Wildlife and the national press including The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Express and The Sun. He has also done his time as an event photographer, photographing some of the more eclectic and eccentric shows in the UK.


    See some of David's film work below:



    Course requirements:

    This is a Canon HD Movie videography course, designed specifically for Canon DSLR systems. It will take you from the very basics through to the more advanced elements of using a Canon DSLR to record video. No prior knowledge or experience of filming is required, but please ensure that you understand how to navigate your camera's menu system and are comfortable with basic photographic terms, such as shutter speed and manual focus, etc.

    This course will start with the very basics of filming with a DSLR and gradually progress through the correct settings, audio recording, suggested accessories and will culminate in you making your own film. As a result, please bring a notepad and paper, a fully charged Canon DSLR and an appropriate memory card. As you will be shooting HD quality movies, we advise bringing a high capacity card.


    Course content:

    By the end of the course, you will be able to understand the technical requirements of video such as file types frame rates and image size. You will also be able to able to identify and select key controls of your Canon DSLR camera designed for video use and use basic video techniques including panning, tracking and movement shots. You will understand the advantages of manual focus and confident using it and being able to follow focus on a subject. You will also be able to identify the key accessories required when shooting high quality video and the need for quality audio recording as well as being able to choose the correct audio recording method. On the day, you will create a short video with the group, which will give you a taste of editing and post production, and gives you the chance to put all the skills from the day to practice.


    The Day:

    This course takes place at The Liverpool Learning Suite. Tea, coffee, etc. will be provided and atendees will have 60 minutes for lunch. Lunch is not provided, but our central location means that there are many lunch options within a short walk. If you wish to bring your own packed lunch, then we do provide a fridge and guests are welcome to eat their lunch in The Learning Suite.

    Please remember that you will leave The LLS to shoot some of your film - please wear suitable clothing and shoes.

    Courses start at 10am, but feel free to arrive from 9.30am in order to get a coffee and relax beforehand. Courses finish at approximately 4.30pm, but this time may change, so please allow extra time when making travel arrangements.



    Please note that The Learning Suite is on the 1st floor of our Liverpool store and our toilet facilities are on the 2nd floor.

    Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access. However, our staff are always on hand if you require any assistance. We are open for viewings 7 days a week, if you want to check the accessibility beforehand. 


    If you or anyone in your group wishes to attend one of our Liverpool based courses, but is unsure whether the venue is suitable, then please get in touch. Wherever possible, we will try to accomodate you, or look into an alternative solution. Thank you.


    Cancellations - Cancellations made within 7 days of the event are non-refundable.