DSLR and Video Basics

Photo of a Camera

Are you an aspiring movie-maker? Would you like to know more about cameras? What does DSLR mean anyway?

Join Walter Wallace and the Oakland Public Library for a beginner to intermediate level program on DSLR and video training. In this class you will learn the basics of how to use a camera and lighting. We will also learn about the aperture, shutter speed and ISO of a camera, and how to shoot video properly.

Walter Wallace is a digital media nerd with a drive to be the change he wants to see in the world. He has been creating films with friends since high school and has been working hard to improve on his craft ever since. He created the Black Film Guild in order to educate aspiring filmmakers on the technical aspects of filmmaking. He currently has over 20,000 subscribers on Youtube and has trained more than 600 people. 

Walter is engaged in community building in Oakland California. As a member of Impact Hub he works with aspiring actors, filmmakers, and directors offering tips and training as it relates to digital media. Walter has also taught videography workshops aimed at developing fundamentals to the craft.

He also has developed a smartphone application called SentTell designed at eliminating sexting from teenagers. Through the success of the smartphone application he has created the SentTell Scholarship which annually awards four $1,000 scholarships to first generation perspective college students.


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Main Library

125 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3134