Advanced Videography: Make Your Videos Look Better
What you'll learn
- Make your videos better with more creative & professional cinematography / video shooting
- Shot composition: learn how to pick and choose your shot composition depending on the scene you're filming
- Slow motion & Frames per Second (fps): learn how, when and why you would capture slow motion video
- Lens Selection & Focal Length: Learn how different focal lengths change the look of your shot
- Adding Movement: Learn how to add movement to improve your cinematography
- Aerial Footage: Learn when, why and how to use drones in your video projects
- Gimbals: Learn how to use stabilization tools like a gimbal to add steady movement to your videos
- Timelapses & Hyperlapses: Learn how to capture both timelapses and hyperlapses
- Video Portraits: Learn how to get great shots of people that tell their story
- Product Videography: Learn how to get great video shots of a product
- Interview Lighting: Learn how to properly set up lighting for an interview subject
- Natural vs. Artificial Lighting: Learn how to use both natural & lighting kits to better light your videos
- A-roll & B-roll: Learn how to capture both A-roll & B-roll to tell your video's stories
- Panning vs. Tracking Shots: Learn how to capture motion with two different types of shots
- Vlog Cinematography: Learn how to better capture your own vlogs
- You should have a basic understanding of how to make videos. This course is meant to help you take your videos to the next level, but is not a course teaching you how to create videos for beginners.
Do you ever watch a video and wish your videos looked better?
Perhaps it's a YouTuber you follow, a documentary you saw on Netflix, or a narrative film you saw in theaters... you can capture shots that look just like the professionals.
This Advanced Videography Course tackles getting the right shot. We focus on how to improve the videos you capture: going from mediocre shots to professional & creative ones.
By the end of this class, you'll be inspired and know the exact steps to improving your next video.
Get Instant Access to:
Hours of easy-to-watch video tutorials
15+ ideas for improving your shots
Downloadable guide to improve your videography
Printable Storyboard Template
Premium support if you ever get stuck
Lifetime access to course updates
What is this course?
This course is meant to take your video productions to the next level. What does that mean? This means making your videos look more like the films & videos you watch online, on tv, or in theaters and dream of making.
Follow us as we create three video projects: a corporate documentary video, a commercial promotional video, and a cinematic travel vlog. Within each project, we walk through the entire process of:
Planning our project
Brainstorming & storyboarding our shots
Capturing our shots
Improving our shots
You'll see how we get good standard shots, but then take them to the next level with more advanced & creative shots.
What video production concepts will you learn?
Shot composition: learn how to pick and choose your shot composition depending on the scene you're filming
Slow motion & Frames per Second (fps): learn how, when and why you would capture slow motion video
Lens Selection & Focal Length: Learn how different focal lengths change the look of your shot
Adding Movement: Learn how to add movement to improve your cinematography
Aerial Footage: Learn when, why and how to use drones in your video projects
Gimbals: Learn how to use stabilization tools like a gimbal to add steady movement to your videos
Timelapses & Hyperlapses: Learn how to capture both timelapses and hyperlapses
Video Portraits: Learn how to get great shots of people that tell their story
Product Videography: Learn how to get great video shots of a product
Interview Lighting: Learn how to properly set up lighting for an interview subject
Natural vs. Artificial Lighting: Learn how to use both natural & lighting kits to better light your videos
A-roll & B-roll: Learn how to capture both A-roll & B-roll to tell your video's stories
Panning vs. Tracking Shots: Learn how to capture motion with two different types of shots
Vlog Cinematography: Learn how to better capture your own vlogs
Who should enroll in this course now?
You should take this course if you know how to use your camera to capture video; you know the basics of video settings; you already have experience making your own videos. But, you're wanting to take your videography to the next level.
You may wonder what it takes to get the shots you see on TV. Or perhaps you have just run out of ideas for how to capture an upcoming project.
This course is for anyone who wants to make their videos look more professional & eye-catching.
Who teaches this course?
This is a Video School course, co-taught by video creators Phil Ebiner, William Carnahan and Sam Shimizu-Jones. Together, they have over 30 years of professional experiences making videos that have appeared on all screens - from viral YouTube videos to films shown on a movie theater near you.
This is a great follow-up course to our Video Production Bootcamp, an introductory course to making your own videos. If you are brand new to video creation, we recommend starting with that course.
Enroll now to improve your videos today!
We can't wait to see you in class, and to help you feel more confident making videos.
Phil + Will + Sam
Who this course is for:
- Video Creators
- Aspiring Filmmakers
- Course Creators
- TikTok, Instagram, & other Social Media Users
- Businesses who need video content
- Anyone who makes videos and wants to make them better
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more about phil
My professional background is in video production and editing. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television in 2011. Since then, I've worked on thousands of projects that have appeared in movie theaters, film festivals, television and online.
Today, I create all kinds of things from photographs that can be seen on my Instagram to homemade sourdough bread that feeds my family. Who knows where life will take me. But I know wherever I am, I'll be creating.
Since 2012, I've been creating online courses that over two million students from around the world have taken. Course topics include everything from photography and video to design and business courses. If I can't teach it , I collaborate with other experts who share their skills with absolute beginners.
I can't wait to see you in class!
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Will Carnahan grew up in Southern California. After spending every hour he could in the darkroom at Highschool playing with film, Will went on to earn a B.A. from The University of California Riverside in Film and Visual culture. At UCR he became a staff photographer for the schools newspaper, covering sporting events, concerts, and local news. In late 2006 Will and his friend Ryan started a photography company focusing on weddings, events, and their love for photography.
In 2007 Will continued on to Loyola Marymount University, earning an M.F.A. in Film and Telivision Production. While still shooting headshots, weddings, and events on the side, he focused on Cinematography. The years between 2007-2010 were an exciting time for film makers as it saw the first heavy transition from emulsion to digital. Having a base education in film exposure and a practical education in digital media allowed Will to excel as a cinematographer while in grad school. He went on to earn LMUs Panavision Cinematography award in 2008 and 2010.
Graduating in 2010, Will started freelancing as a Cinematographer, camera operator, and photographer. With heavy expirence in 16mm and 35mm film will transitioned into 4k cinema and up using REDs, Arri systems, and other cameras to take on Hollywood. The first few years of freelance saw Will shooting Music videos, short films, 2nd unit features, commercials, and web content.
Late in 2011 Will got a job shooting a web commercial for Disney Interactive. Since then he has been shooting consistently for Disney, shooting commercials for the parks and resorts as well as Disney channel, ESPN, and the Muppets.
Will Call Cinematic was established in 2013 as Will and his business partner and friend built a Production company to accommodate their freelance work along with some notable corporate clients. Through Will Call Will and Sam direct and produce video content for companies like Ghirardelli Chocolate, Diesel films and Nike, Whitney Eve Clothing, PredPol, and many others. With Sam and Will being cinematographers, Will Call gives them a hub for equipment rentals, music video production, and photography.
Today Will continues to freelance as a cinematographer and photographer, shooting and directing mostly commercial content and weddings.
With a focus on cinematic beauty and human connection, Sam specializes in capturing peoples’ cultures and lifestyles. His affinity for traveling has led him to work on productions of all types and sizes across the United States, Western Europe, Eastern Asia, Central and South America. His travels abroad have taught him invaluable lessons in what it takes to capture stories while on the road.
Born and raised in the skateboard and surf culture of Santa Cruz, California, Sam found his passion for photography and filmmaking at a young age while making extreme sports videos with his friends. At Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television, he was educated in many aspects of filmmaking but focused on cinematography, directing, and documentary film. It was also during this time that he expanded his photography skills, working in the darkroom, printing 35mm film for the first time and taking photos for school's newspaper at various school events.
Today, Sam looks to further explore the art of photography and grow as a filmmaker, expand his production company, Will Call Cinematic and continue to explore cultures around the world. He is lucky to call these two passions of his work and looks forward to learning the skills and knowledge he has learned with his students.