What are the best menu settings for Capturing and Shooting Video?
Can I shoot video in the full auto mode or is the manual mode better?
What SD Cards do you need to shoot video?
Picture Style examples and which one should you use?
Getting better audio into your Canon 80D?
How do I shoot limited Depth of Field on bright days?
These are some of the common questions I have been asked about shooting video with the Canon 80D and I have designed this video based course to answer these questions and more.
Gain the confidence and know-how to get out there and shoot better video with your Canon 80D.
Shooting video with DSLR cameras such as the Canon 80D can be quite confusing at first. In my role as a professional freelance video cameraman I get to shoot with a large variety and style of cameras. When I first picked up a Canon DSLR to shoot video I have to admit to being a bit baffled as to even how to switch it into video mode or even focus the camera correctly!
Benefit from my 20 years of professional experience...and mistakes!
Courses such as this help you short cut the often quite steep learning curve. For instance did you know you just can't use any old SD card to shoot video? You get the benefits of my experience (and mistakes made) so you can concentrate on capturing whats happening in front of the camera and that is one of the main goals of my courses.
Course Content & Overview
This course is aimed at people new to shooting video with their Canon 80D or perhaps more experienced users wanting to hone their skills. It details the menu set-ups you need, lenses, exposure, picture profiles, audio and much more with some common real life examples.
Its a 18 chapter video course and contains over 1 and a half hours of video tuition material (I was hoping to keep it under 1 hour so I could say “Learn in under 1 hour”!). I’m not a fan of some online courses promising 4 or more hours of material because if you’re like me you will never get through the whole lot.
What you will learn starts with the camera hardware and menu settings, I then move into using the auto and full manual controls, exposure, focus, audio and then some real world examples of putting it all into practice.
My style is short and sharp and I only discuss the areas of the camera essential to shooting video.
What this course isn’t? This course deals solely with shooting video with the Canon 80D, it does not go into shooting still pictures or post-production and video editing (altho I do briefly cover some post production work with editing slow motion video). My aim is to give you the essential information only for shooting video so that you can hit the ground running and get out there and start producing some great looking videos, family movies, youtube clips or perhaps your first short film.
I had a short interview to shoot yesterday outdoors in a busy town area using my new 80D. I wasn't confidently familiar with it yet, but watching your course gave me all I needed to get things set up and working well, and all that in just over an hour. I just need to get familiar with how lit my shot is compared to how it appears in the display, as you mentioned. I loved how easy you were to follow and how quick it was to learn - no hours of video watching and minutes of filming, but minutes of watching and more time to try it all out. Thanks Grant. :)
I appreciate Grant’s teaching style. Quick to the point and exactly what I needed to get shooting better video with my Canon 80d. I hope Grant will do a class for shooting better photos with the Canon 80d as well as a more in depth class explaining all the settings of this camera. Great job on such an excellent course Grant!
Hello I'm Grant and I live in the beautiful town of Queenstown, situated in the South Island of New Zealand with my wife and three children. I have been a professional freelance video cameraman for the last 20 years and have been fortunate to have worked on a wide variety of projects.
I cut my teeth shooting news for the two main free to air broadcasters here in New Zealand. Since then I’ve been really lucky to have worked on a diverse range of projects from television reality shows, corporate videos to chasing Crocodile Rangers around the backwaters of Darwin for the National Geographic channel to shooting on a Bear Grylls reality show here in New Zealand.
Big shows I’ve shot on include Castaway (BBC), Bear Grylls (NBC), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Road Rules (MTV), Behind the scenes shooting for feature films Lord of the Rings and The Legend of Zorro. So that’s all the glamour job name dropping I could think of, other jobs include weddings (in my very early days), shooting for-sale videos for Japanese Heli Skiers and a lot of snowboarding, skiing, motor-sport and most sports you can think. I've also shot my fair share of corporate videos for many local businesses from around my town.
You can find out more over on my website www.grantjohnston.me