Introduction to Cameras and Lenses 1001

This on-demand short course will give you an overview of using cameras and lenses with a leaning towards VFX data capture.

Jahirul Amin
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Learn how to control F-Stop, shutter speed and ISO for manual shooting

This course, brought to you in collaboration with Clear Angle Studios and Rebellion Film Studios, will give you a detailed overview of how to use cameras and lenses.

The course kicks off with an overview of what’s in a standard VFX camera kit before diving in and getting hands-on with the Canon 5Ds and a series of lenses commonly used in data capture. We’ll cover the fundamentals of shooting in manual mode using shutter speed, F-Stop and ISO, the exposure triangle, shooting multi-bracketed shots, the effects of distortion, and some useful apps that you may want to keep on your device.

Although during the course, we are using the Canon 5Ds, you should be able to follow along using any DSLR or similar.

Course Details

  • Release Date: 2021.01
  • Type: On-demand
  • Level: Foundation
  • Lessons: 3
  • Duration: 1hr 30mins
  • Format: Video on-demand
  • Assignments: 1
  • Tools: DSLR camera and lenses
  • Course Access Time: Lifetime

Understand the fundamentals of cameras and lenses for VFX data capture

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Lessons in this course

  • 01. Introduction to the VFX camera kit

    Before we take a dive into the camera settings, let's take a step back and see what you'll usually find in a VFX camera kit.
  • 02. Shutter speed, F-Stop, ISO and the Exposure Triangle

    In this lesson, we’ll look at the basics of cameras and lenses, covering topics such as F-Stop, shutter speed, ISO and the exposure triangle.
  • 03. Bracketing, Distortion and Useful Apps

    Now that we've got an understanding of how to capture light, let's now turn our attention to bracketing, lens distortion and some useful apps.
  • 04. Assignment

    Now that we've got familiar with the camera and the lenses, it's time to shoot!

Tutor: Jahirul Amin

CAVE Academy Founder | VFX Teacher

Jahirul Amin is a Computer Animation and Visual Effects Teacher and Consultant. He specialises in designing and delivering courses to create solid and diverse production ready skills in all 3D related departments and across a number of facilities worldwide. His background in academia feeds into his ongoing connections with Universities and Colleges which provide Computer Animation and Visual Effects courses. He is also involved in course and examination design as well as lecturing, running workshops and mentoring.

Course Fee: £39.99

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