Creating Documentary Short Films with a DSLR Camera

A course by Rafa Jacinto , Photographer and Filmmaker

Photographer and Filmmaker. Milán, Italy.
Joined October 2020

Produce a complete audiovisual project from script to post-production using your DSLR camera

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (150)
  • 3716 students

Produce a complete audiovisual project from script to post-production using your DSLR camera

A course by Rafa Jacinto

Short documentaries have the power to tell moving stories that convey complex emotions in just a few minutes of condensed images and sounds. Free your creativity with Rafael Jacinto, photographer and filmmaker who has worked with big-name clients like Nikon, Nike, and Converse, and explore his tricks and techniques to tell stories through a lens.

In this course, learn how to create a mini documentary from script to post-production using a DSLR camera and transform any story into a powerful visual narrative.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 17 downloads

How a DSLR Camera Works
12 minutes, 3 seconds
Equipment
4 minutes, 41 seconds
Character Choice and Research
10 minutes, 21 seconds
Script
10 minutes, 41 seconds
Before Shooting
3 minutes, 8 seconds
Set and Equipment Configuration
6 minutes, 34 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (150)
  • 3716 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 9m)
  • 17 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a mini documentary about a person of your choice from script to post-production.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in photography, cinema, and audiovisual narratives that tell original stories.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge of film production is needed, but Rafael recommends having a solid understanding of how to work your own recording gear.

This course focuses on film production with a DSLR camera, but it can be completed with a mirrorless, compact, or cell phone camera. Other essential materials include a computer with an editing program like Adobe Premiere.


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3716 Students
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Rafa Jacinto

A course by Rafa Jacinto

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Photographer and Filmmaker

Rafael Jacinto is a photographer with more than 20 years of experience who gradually began to focus on filmmaking and direction in 2009. DSLR cameras have always been his form of artistic expression as they allow him to take photos and film video without changing equipment.

He’s participated in international photography festivals like The New York Photo Festival and PHotoESPAÑA, and is co-founder of the Cia de Foto photography group. He’s worked on advertising campaigns for clients like Nikon, Nike, Converse, Martini, Basico, Vivo and Brastemp, among others.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparing the Documentary Short Film

    • How a DSLR Camera Works
    • Equipment
    • Character Choice and Research
    • Script
  • U3

    Time to Go Shooting

    • Before Shooting
    • Set and Equipment Configuration
    • Interview Capture
    • Cover Images
  • U4

    Editing and Releasing Documentary Short Films

    • File Transfer and Folder Organization
    • Adobe Premiere Pro Edition 1
    • Adobe Premiere Pro Edition 2
    • Adobe Premiere Pro Edition 3
    • Adobe Premiere Pro Edition 4
    • Finalization, Color Correction and Export
    • The Importance of Documentary Short Films and Dissemination of Your Project
    • Final Result: The Interview
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creating Documentary Short Films with a DSLR Camera

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Creating Documentary Short Films with a DSLR Camera. Photography, and Video course by Rafa Jacinto

Creating Documentary Short Films with a DSLR Camera

A course by Rafa Jacinto
Photographer and Filmmaker. Milán, Italy.
Joined October 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (150)
  • 3716 students