Learn to shoot video and edit professionally.

DURATION: 4 days


Learn how to create professional looking video in just four days. This course is designed to take a complete novice with no prior video production experiance and teach them the necessary basics of planing a video shoot, how to use a video or DSLR camera, practice shooting material, injest footage and edit it using a professional video editing package, and finally output it for multimedia distribution.


Video Production Training


Any one wishing to use a video camera & obtain professional looking results, whatever the nature of the video shoot should attend this course. Anyone from video journalists, marketing departments, in-house bvideo production units, training departments, market research, internal coms and design teams can all benefit from this training.


No previous knowledge of video production or camera skills are required. Group training & educational discounts are available

Set up & work any level of video camera, from DV to broadcast. Use a tripod, Recce a site, Plan a shoot, create pre production paperwork, frame shots, use different shots, shoot an interview, use sound, understand basic lighting, Edit Video.


Day 1: Video Pre - Production & Production The Thinking Process • Audience, purpose, content style. Pre Production • Pre-production thinking & the paperwork that you produce from it • Idea, outline, treatment • Shooting script • Storyboard • Camera & lighting plan • Production schedule • Production checklist • Production checklist Research: • Research • Recce Production: • Importance of technical quality: • Good sound • Good lighting • White balance • Using a tripod Good Shots • Well framed • Balanced composition relevant / neutral background • Shoot optimum amount storyboard • Logging Shots   Appropriate Illustrative Material • B Roll, GV’s / Cutaways • Establishing shot • Get as many cutaways as possible • Relevant cut-aways • Noddies • Think in sequences of shots • Close Ups • Continuity • Camera Shots: • Long Shot, Wide Shot • Mid Shot, Medium Close Up, Close Up, Extreme Close Up • Camera Moves • Pans, Tilts, Zooms, Tracking Shot, Dolly Shot , Sweep Framing Shots • The Rule of Thirds & Balance Compostition Crossing The Line Focus • Soft, Sharp, Depth of Field, Pull • How to Use the Manual Focus • Adjust focus ring • Camera Controls • Iris, Shutter , Gain , Lens angle (zoom), Camera filter • Backlight • Neutral Density (ND) White Balance Setting up for an interview Basic Lighting Set-up • Shooting outdoors • Shooting Indoors • Arrangement   Sound • Handheld mic, Omnidirectional, Bidirectional, Unidirectional • Boom Mic • Radio Clip Mic • Built in camera mic • Traps to avoid Production • Skill of the Interviewer • Closed & Open questions • Making the interviewee feel at easy • Repeating questions • Logging the shots

Day 2: Shooting Content • Practice Shooting Vox Pops / Interview / B Roll

Day 3 & Day 4: Editing / Post Production • Ingest Footage & Edit 2 min news package • Learn basics of Premiere Pro interface & Editing Process • Digitising / ingesting Footage • Organising Media / file management • Overview of Premiere Pro Interface • Organising Clips in Project Window • Skimming & Playing Clips • Marking Clips in the Source Monitor • Basic keyboard short cuts • Creating a rough Cut • Editing to the Timeline • Insert & Overwrite Edits • Playing and Viewing a sequence: The Programme monitor • Viewing audio wave form • Refining a rough Cut • Replacing Clips • Reordering a sequence • Duplicating a sequence • Trimming clips using The Ripple Tool • The razor Blade Tool / splicing clips • Creating breathing Space • Normalising audio levels for Dialogue • Adding Additional Audio & Mixing/ adjusting audio levels • Adding Cut away Shots • Trimming Cut Away Shots • Refining a Sequence • The Slip / Slide / Roll Tools • 3 Point Edits • Creating Split Edits • Fading Audio • Fading Video • Adding basic video & audio transitions • Adding basic video effects • Basic Colour Correction • Adding captions & Titles • Rendering a sequence • Exporting a movie

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