Camera, Audio, and Lighting Basics

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Tom-Diyar-cameraThis four-part course takes you through all of the basic principles you need to know to make better short visual stories. Learn to use the devices you have available to you, including smartphones, camcorders, DSLR cameras, and practical resources for lighting.

Each lesson may include a video lecture with examples, additional links to material you can read on your own, and a quiz to test your knowledge. After you successfully complete each lesson and pass the quiz, you can move on to the next topic.


  • Camera Operation
  • Image Composition
  • Audio Production
  • Lighting Basics

Time required to complete this course: approx. 4 hours, plus time to create your own assignments.