VIDEO CINEMATOGRAPHY techniques loved by pro filmmakers
What you'll learn
- Shoot compelling video and capture your audience
- Understand clearly, with every shoot you do, what footage is needed to edit fantastic video
- Be an outstanding camera operator that producers love to use because they always deliver great, editor-friendly footage
- Fix the problem of being frustrated at the edit stage.
- Be in touch with a broadcast professional. I do my best to answer EVERY question posted to help you in your journey to learn great video storytelling.
- You will need video camera, or still camera with video capability.
- Your camera can be any HD camera. It can be basic, or high-end. It does not matter, because, like the best stove doesn't make a great chef, a great camera does not make a great filmmaker
- You should have some video shooting experience. This course is intermediate.
- Ideally, you should also have some basic understanding of video editing using computers.
Do you want to understand the creative techniques broadcast pros use when shooting for a TV show?
Would you like to be taught by a genuine TV broadcast professional?
Do you want to improve the quality of your videos, to the point where your audience can't get enough?
Are you moving from still photography to video, and are not finding it easy?
Are your videos just not getting noticed and shared on your YouTube channel?
As a professional video cameraperson, are you not getting noticed because your work is technically fine, but not creatively outstanding?
Then you have come to the right place.
Making great video is not some great secret that no one is willing to share. The trouble is, most video courses on the net are presented by filmmakers making wedding videos and low budget music videos or their own YouTube channel. Very few are broadcast professionals. The proof is that most courses focus primarily on equipment, which requires limited creative insight.
This course is different
I've been a broadcast professional for 37 years. And I've won international awards for my work. And I will now teach you the creative elements needed to make great videos. So, if you want to improve your videos to the point where they enrapture the audience and have them begging for more, know this: It is NOT about getting better equipment!
Because . . .
Professionals worry about money,
Artists worry about light and sound,
Amateurs worry about equipment.
If you spend a lot of time worrying about equipment, is it not the time you stepped up to being an artist or a professional?
Even if you understand codecs, and cameras and sensors sizes and lenses, it is not enough. Knowledge without skills can never create a masterpiece.
And that is why this course is about honing your creative video skills. I do this in two parts. This course covers easy to understand shooting techniques that are used by broadcast professionals being paid upward of $1000 per day. The second course, is the creative editing: Video Editing - Inspire your audience with creative flair. (That's a different course)
Cameras and gear
When you enjoy a great meal, do you congratulate the chef by saying, "You must have a great stove?" Of course you don't. It's the same with filmmakers. A great film is not created by a great camera. It's created by talented, creative people. And those people use tools (cameras and lenses) to do it.
So this course is not about the tools. It is about why a tool might be used in a particular way. So if you are in need of creative inspiration, then these courses are right for you.
We teach the creative part of video filmmaking.
We teach filmmaking skills at a level that can be understood by the lay-person or amateur cinematographer, from techniques used by broadcast professionals.
During this course you will learn what is needed to tell a story on video, while informing and entertaining the viewer, no matter who they are. You will learn the important elements that go to make up a story, the affect of the visual elements and the importance and affect of the audio track. You will learn to prioritise when shooting, to enable the editing process to be easy and intensely creative. By using the techniques taught here, you can become a great video storyteller.
There are 42 lectures and 7 quizzes. Most instruction is by video, with examples and samples.
Part 1. Identify the kind of programs you want to make.
Part 2. The five most important elements of video storytelling. The importance of audio.
Part 3. From still photography to videography, we cover information versus emotion. The effect that audio has on an image.
Part 4. Shooting techniques: The 4-second rule is the secret to delivering footage for the edit. I also teach editing-in-camera versus shooting for the edit, and more.
Part 5. Shooting techniques: Perspective, zooms, lenses, light, composition, perspective, shooting interviews and much more.
Part 6. Equipment ideas.
Part 7. Conclusion and introduction to the editing course
Andrew St Pierre White has 37-years as a broadcast professional, with international awards to his credit. He understands what it takes to capture great footage and audio to make compelling videos, even on a low indie producer budget. Whether it be a documentary series, a 30-second commercial, or a YouTube product review, he has done it all. His YouTube channel boasts over six million views a year and his commercials and TV shows have been broadcast all over the world..
Latest testimonial on Udemy:
This is an excellent course for videographers who want to learn from a professional with over 30 years experience. BEST COURSE ON UDEMY. 10/10 Richard Butler, 1 hr 21 mins ago ·
Testimonials from our seminar attendees:
"Even though I used to shoot still photos for a national news organization, I had no idea how different the video story-telling process is from still photography. In just one class with Andrew, I learned more about making a great video than I had in all my other classes combined. Andrew's practical focus comes from 30 plus years of being a doer, not just a teacher. And make no mistake, Andrew is a GREAT, humble and respectful teacher. Andrew's class opened my eyes (and ears!) to how to tell compelling stories through video, and made me a much better consumer of the art as well. Thanks, Andrew!"
Monument, CO, United States
" I was fortunate to attend Andrews' class in Flagstaff, Arizona this year. A still photographer at heart, I wanted to make the leap into video making. With Andrews class I have learned so much and was so motivated that I want to become the next Spielberg! The course was informative and fun, from theory to fascinating clips that kept us all wanting more! There are many teachers who teach, but Andrew inspires and knows how to tell a story! "
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
Who this course is for:
- This video course is meant for those who desire to shoot compelling video. It ensures that your footage is ready for the edit.
- This course is essential learning for any still photographer wanting to get into video.
- We focus on creating great content. We believe that far to much emphasis is given to equipment in most courses available today.
- This course may be too advanced for you if you have never shot stills or video before.
- This is not an overly technical course. If you want to learn about specific cameras, lenses, codecs and what lens hood to choose, this course may not fulfil all your needs.
- At the end of my course, students will have a clear understanding of what is required to shoot for the edit. Their footage will not only be better, but better suited to great storytelling and audience retention.
- You'd love to be involved in a crew on a set or shoot, but are concerned how to work with directors, producers and other crew members.
Andrew St Pierre White is a professional broadcaster, writer and presenter, with 38 years in TV and film. He's also an award winning author with over 17 book titles and his YouTube channel boasts over 57 million views and 266 000+ subscribers.
Included in his resume as director and cinematographer are over 80 TV documentaries, many of which have been on major TV networks. He's edited hundreds of TV commercials and won several top international editing awards, including Cannes Gold, and New York TV Gold.
Married to a NY Times bestselling author Gwynn White, Andrew is also a passionate and involved teacher.