Video / Cinema



The PERC Photography School Video / Cinema Certification covers all you need to get you shooting like a pro as quickly as possible, whether you use a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or camcorder. 

The PERC Video / Cinema Certification Program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. The online program is perfect for clients anywhere outside of our instructor-led service area in NC. Benefits of both programs are as follows:

  • Created by professional videographers & cinematographers,
  • 5 Star Google reviews,
  • Learn at your OWN pace,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Comprehensive, real-life tested!,
  • Contact us for group training rates,
  • Flexible training schedule,
  • Core Program covers the basics,
  • Optional Electives cover related specialty training,
  • Take up to nine months to complete the program,
  • Includes 8 hours of training, interactive feedback, and email responses,
  • Your instructor is always just an email or phone call away!,
  • All students receive interactive or on-site feedback about their images,
  • Online sessions use streaming video so your instructor is right there with you, wherever you are!,
  • Includes Certification Exam (a $199 value), Website Certification Seal and Certificate of Completion for your office,

Our Core Program covers:

  • Aperture,
  • Shutter (Iris),
  • ND Filter,
  • Depth of Field,
  • Zoom (Digital & Optical),
  • Chroma Sub Sampling,
  • Frame Rates,
  • Lenses (auto and manual focus, parfocal),
  • Compression,
  • Image Stabilization,
  • Dolly shots,
  • Boom / Crane shots,
  • Zolly shots,
  • OTS shots,
  • Pedestal shots,
  • Reveal shots,
  • Composition: extra wide to very tight

Optional Electives include:

  • Drone,
  • 360 Degree,
  • Scriptwriting,
  • Storyboarding,
  • Steady Cam devices,
  • Gimbals (standard and programmable).

Students will need a DSLR, mirrorless or Point & Shoot camera with Manual mode and the ability to capture video footage, or a camcorder, a tripod. An external microphone is recommended, but not a requirement.

Prerequisites: Students must know how to download footage to a computer, upload footage to Dropbox  or Google Drive and send a link, and how to use Excel or Google Sheets spreadsheets. Students who do not meet these prerequisites will need to take at least 1 hour of Private Tutoring before starting the certification program. Current Private Tutoring rates will apply.

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Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.


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5017 Elaine Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
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