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Course content

Simple ways to creating beautiful emotional videos.

You can use your mobile phone or any camera. The techniques are exactly the same, and I will cover the main difference between using a phone vs. a "real" camera. I personally use my phone for video all the time.
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Course content

Short and simple modules

After delivering this really popular course in person, this is now your chance to join online anytime, anywhere.

You will get:
  • Access to training materials for a minimum of 6 months
  • Opportunity to ask questions in every module that I will answer

Who is it for?
  • Mums who carrying around the "not good enough"
  • Mums who wish to bottle moments in time
  • Families that travel
  • Family living abroad

  • Anyone with a mobile phone or a "big" camera

The opportunities for video are immense. It is such a creative and indulgent media, and nothing brings back memories better than video. You hear the sounds and see the movements, just like pressing play on an image. Quick create gorgeous keep sake films from your day trip out, from your den making at home, from your holiday and from Christmas. Share the films with family abroad and indulge in the memories when you re-discover the film many years down the line.

The "not good enough" mums
We carry around huge amounts of "not good enough" at all kinds of things, but everything about being a mum comes with buckets of opportunities to feel not good enough. Using keep sake films to intentionally shape your memories is like leaving a parcel to your future self to discover - a parcel that proves that you were in fact entirely good enough at this phase of life!

For the future
Keep sake films are not just for you, they are also heirlooms for your children. Imaging finding a film showing your parents when they where children, showing their everyday life?

Taking your videos from "everyday" to more wow, is in fact quite simple, and available to all of us. This course will cover exactly how to add wow when recording your footage and also how to add wow when editing your footage.

If you have any questions you are very welcome to get in touch, my email is
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Family film

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We'll treasure them for years

by R. Woods

I loved taking part in Dorte's Capture Life, family video course. I take so many photos already, I've always got my phone to hand, and really, nothing immortalises precious memories more than film. The course gave me the confidence to film, how to film, the importance of story telling and ways to make the final video that bit more special. I loved it. I've already recommended it to family and friends. I've definitely not finished learning, and my films aren't perfect, but I'm so pleased to have created these mini memories for myself and my family. I think we'll treasure them for years

Rose's family film


  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the instructor

  • 2

    Family film

    • What's the point

    • What to film

    • Planning a family film

    • Planning Sheet - Family

    • Sample film. Basel, Switzerland, recorded on my phone

    • Sample film. Denmark, recorded on my phone

    • Sample film. Norfolk, mix of phone and DSLR

    • Sample film. Recorded on the DSLR, for a customer.

    • Sample film. Everyday keep sake film

    • Sample film. Keep sake, DSLR footage.

  • 3

    Getting ready

    • Phone vs. DSLR (big camera)

    • The very basic

    • Geeky settings

    • DSLR Settings

    • Gear and gadgets

    • AE/AF Lock tip

    • Cheat sheets

  • 4


    • Adding wow when recording

    • Story telling

    • Transitions

    • Composition

    • Light & movement

    • DSLR tips

    • Audio

    • Hacks

    • Cheat sheet - Gear

    • Cheat sheet- adding wow

  • 5


    • Adding wow in editing

    • Music

    • Software & Apps

    • Pulling it all together

    • Editing in the Splice App

    • Editing in DaVinci Resolve

    • DaVinci Resolve - Extra

    • The final film

    • Cheat sheet - pulling it all together

    • Cheat sheet adding wow in editing

    • Cheat Sheet Music

    • Cheat sheet - Apps & software