Shoot & Direct: Canon C300


This course is eligible for bursary funding.

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With its shallow depth of field and progressive look, the Canon EOS C-300 is perfectly equipped to deliver glossy, feature film-style footage without needing a feature film-sized budget. Little wonder it's taken the TV industry by storm. 

But actually getting that look – and the practicalities of filming with the camera, particularly observational action ... well, that’s less straightforward. 

So, we’ve developed a new Shooting and Directing course to help you overcome those challenges, and teach experienced camera ops how to get the best out of the C300, from the technical set up to choosing the best lenses, from the workflow to filming uncontrollable action. 

By the end of the 2 days, you’ll be confident to start filming on one of the most exciting and in-demand new cameras of recent years.

Camera ops, producer/ directors, APs or similar wanting to learn how to use C300 in the field. The course covers both how to get that filmic 'look' with the camera, as well as the practical challenges when filming observationally. 
Familiarity with the technical aspects of setting up and using an HD or SD video camera, and experience of filming for broadcast or online. 
• An overview of the camera and its extras• Setting up the camera with rigs, brace, tripods etc• Using matte boxes and filters• Setting up menus, including recording quality for video, custom functions, and frame rates• Tapeless recording: using compact flash cards, including which ones to use• Exposure, shutter speed, ISO settings and white balance• Making best use of available light• The best lenses for using with this camera• Audio recording- the options available, avoiding pitfalls, and recommendations.• Ingesting footage and transcoding for the edit
Our tutors are all top-end directors and programme-makers.
Do I need to bring anything to the course?It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm.Is lunch provided?We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket.What if I have to cancel?If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.

Approximately 6 people.


10:00-17:30 (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day)


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least 10 working days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. DV Talent reserves the right to cancel courses at any time (e.g. if there are insufficient enrolments) without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. In booking a course, you are acknowledging you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.