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Learn Videography Class

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$70 – $85

 This 4-week course  taught by Cliff Fennell  from iToldUSo Productions is designed to help inspiring and novice videographers learn how to use and understand video cameras by using advanced settings and the proper gear to shoot your video.  We will also decipher the myths and the facts about videography and help you understand what you are looking for when shopping for a camera.  You are invited to bring your own camera or learn without one of ours.  You will get hands on practice and will be able to apply what you’ve learned in a positive nonjudgmental environment.

Cliff Fennell, owner of iTOLDuSO Productions LLC™ has successfully owned his videography business for over a decade.  Cliff has shot videography for many different genres such as weddings, aerial, event, fashion, interview, beauty, and more.  His videography has been featured on Star 64/CW, Fox19, Cincinnati Art Museum, Dayton Fashion Week, Derby City Fashion Week, Indiana Black Expo, Over-the-Rhine Film Festival, and many more. Recently, he has created videography courses that are focused on individuals who want to get better in their craft.  This is why he has created“Easy to Learn Videography™”


WEEK ONE–Understanding a video camera

 What is video?


  • The breakdown and history-How to shop for a camera.   Do you need these popular features?(live shopping)
  • image stabilization
  • photo optiono4K resolution
  • minimum 60 frames per second
  • LCD Screen/ Articulating LCD/ Tilting LCD
  • specific sensor sizeolithium rechargeablebattery option
  • WI-FI connectivity
  • Bluetooth™capability
  • interchangeable lens option
  • input options
  • memory card type


Video camera types


  • Compact
  • DSLRsoMirrorless
  • Action
  • 360 ̊
  • Medium Format& Cinema Film
  • Drone



WEEK TWO–Myths and Understanding the Truth

Myths vs Facts


  • Mega Pixels–are theythe mostimportant?
  • Always shoot 4K?
  • The LCD screen will always help with exposure Better cameras will produce better pictures
  • Cellphones are not professional video camera
  • You can fly a drone and make money


The Truth about camera


  • MP(megapixels)
  • 720, HD,or4K?
  • Frame rates 24, 30, 60+
  • LCD Screens and exposure
  • Do I need the best camera?
  • Can cell phones make good video cameras?
  • Drone requirements?


Video Examples


  • 720p video
  • HD video
  • 4K video
  • Drone video



WEEK THREE–The shoot necessities

Auto Focus vs Manual Focus


  • Full Auto(A)
  • Shutter priority (Tv)
  • Aperture priority(Av)
  • Program(P)
  • Manual (M)


The exposure triangle


  • ISO
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture


The 180-degree rule


  • FPS & Shutter




  • 1”(crop factorx2.7)
  • Micro 4/3(crop factor x2)
  • APS-C (crop factor x 1.52)
  • Full-Frame (crop factor x1)
  • Medium Format (crop factor x.64)


Video formats


  • HD
  • 4K or higher
  • Lens type
  • Primes
  • Zoom
  • Understanding Full Frame and Crop lens


Video Accessories(more detailed breakdownin advanced course coming soon)


  • Tripods, lens cap, master/slave,UV & ND(Neutral Density)filters


Audio(more detailed breakdown in advanced course coming soon)Lighting(more detailed break down in advanced course coming soon)Homework–take everything that you have learned and create one of the following:


  • Commercial
  • Vlog
  • Interview


The video should be no longer than 2 minutes.



Final Review


  • Quick Recap


Show and Tell


  • Showcase your homework
  • What camera did you use?
  • What settings did you use to make the video?
  • What video format did you shoot in and why?
  • Any issues?
  • Showcase your video project
  • Comments from your peers?


Fun Quiz Game


  • Divide into two teams and see how can get the most questions right


Survey Final Q&A| Resources 

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday Videography Classes will begin on April 13 and will meet every Tuesday for 4 weeks before the next Tuesday class offering is available on May 11!

Thursday Classes

 Thursday Videography Classes will begin on April 15 and will meet every Thursday for 4 weeks before the next Thursday class offering is available on May 20!

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April 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$70 – $85
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The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience
2700 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd
Dayton, OH 45417 United States