The Lone Video-maker’s guide to making videos at home
What you'll learn
- Make pro quality videos on a budget
- Shoot videos at home or set up a home studio
- Choose and use cameras, microphones and lighting
- Script, present and produce videos all on your own
- Take the first steps to an online career in video
- Familiarity with online videos and the enthusiasm to learn how to make videos at home without a team of people to help you. A pocket camera, HD phone, tablet or digital SLR is enough to get started.
You can make professional-looking videos all on your own. In this course, Huw Collingbourne reveals the secrets that have helped him to become a top-selling online instructor. He takes you behind the scenes of his home studio to show you exactly how he makes videos - entirely on his own - with good visuals, sound and lighting. He explains everything you need to know in order to make a good quality videos without spending a fortune on expensive cameras. And if you want to take the next step towards really pro-grade video productions, he explains how to set up a dedicated home video studio
In this course you will learn about:
- Cameras: pocket cameras and phones, tablets and digital SLR cameras
- Microphones: desktop USB mics, camera-mounded mics, lapel mics, hand-held recorders and more
- Audio: using ‘pop filters’ and ‘dead cat’ wind shields
- Video with your iPad: and tips on recording great sound with an external microphone
- Lighting: Natural lighting, cheap ‘softbox’ lighting and pro-grade LED lights
- Backdrops: White, black and coloured backdrops or ‘on location’
- Scripting and presenting: talking to camera, using teleprompters or autocues
- Plus: Field monitors, GoPro cameras, selecting tripods, filming with multiple cameras, synchronizing audio, optimizing video and much more...
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to make a career in online video
- Newcomers to video-making who need to know where to start
- Someone with basic video-making experience who wants to take the next step
- Anyone who needs help to choose equipment to make good videos alone
- This course is NOT aimed at video-production teams with large budgets
Huw Collingbourne is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software, developers of programming tools for Microsoft Visual Studio. He is author of The Little Book Of C, The Little Book Of Pointers and The Little Book Of Recursion from Bitwise Books and of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press. He runs Bitwise Courses and teaches courses on a range of programming topics.
Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK. For over ten years he wrote the Delphi and Java programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C#, C++, Smalltalk and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, PC Pro, and PC Plus.
In the 1980s he was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of 1980s murder mysteries.
At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK. The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.