Video Production For Beginners: Make Videos From Scratch
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Video Production For Beginners: Make Videos From Scratch

Learn how to make engaging, polished videos for your personal brand, business, or hobby.
4.6 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
502 students enrolled
Created by Randy Alan
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the basic concepts and fundamentals that make up any good video.
  • Plan and and execute a video production from start to finish.
  • Edit videos using iMovie.
  • Create creative, freelance, corporate and vlog-style videos.
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Requirements
  • You'll need a camera you're comfortable with and know how to use (at the very least: how to turn it on, shoot video, adjust a few settings). A two-year-old or newer camera phone will work great. A simple point-and-shoot is also fine.
  • You'll need a Mac computer with iMovie 10.1 software. I'll be teaching the editing section with iMovie only. You can take the rest of the course if you don't have iMovie, but you won't be able to follow along during the editing lectures.
Description

Video Production For Beginners

Are you interested in making engaging, polished videos for your personal brand, business, or hobby?  This course will help you go from "I don't know where to start" to "I can create that."

In today's online world, video content is king.  Just look around you.  On every social media platform, videos are being posted (by the second) to entertain, to connect, and to persuade.  These videos produce massive engagement which means large audiences and increased profits for the right creator.  Wouldn't it be great to start learning the techniques so you could make videos like that too?

If you're looking to improve your video production skills to better engage with your clients, fans, or customers, this course will help get you there.

Topics you will learn:

  • Types of video production
  • Cameras to get you started
  • Basic video tips and techniques
  • How to edit with iMovie


How the course is taught: 

  • How-to and explanation videos
  • Lecture-style slides
  • Computer screen recordings
  • White board drawings
  • Lesson notes and project PDFs


 At the end of the course you'll make four of your own short videos that you can start adding to your portfolio/reel.

This is a course for beginners and it's structured in a way so that the student is comfortable and doesn't feel overwhelmed with confusing terminology and techniques.

I hope to see you in the course! 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students who don't have a lot of (or any) knowledge of video production.
  • This course is for individuals who are interested in making video content for their company, their brand, or personal hobby.
  • This course is for individuals who want to practice what they learn and create four of their own videos.
  • This course is NOT for individuals looking to learn advanced topics, techniques, or skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
47 Lectures
02:03:06
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Course Introduction
4 Lectures 06:21

In this section, you'll learn what's in this course.

Preview 01:34

Who am I? Let me tell you a little bit about myself.

Preview 02:03

This lecture covers what you'll need for this course.

Preview 01:27

This lecture explains why I believe learning video production is so important. 

Preview 01:17
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Types of Video Production
6 Lectures 14:32

This is an introduction to the Types of Video Production Section.

Preview 01:05

In this lecture, you'll learn the ins and outs of making creative/hobby videos.

Creative/Hobby
02:30

In this lecture, you'll learn the ins and outs of making freelance videos.

Freelance
03:28

In this lecture, you'll learn the ins and outs of making corporate videos.

Corporate
02:47

In this lecture, you'll learn the ins and outs of vlogging.

Vlog
03:48

This is the conclusion to the Types of Video Production section.

Wrap Up: What Type of Videos Are You Interested In Making?
00:54
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Introduction to Cameras
6 Lectures 12:18

This is an introduction to the cameras section.

Intro
01:15

In this lecture, you'll learn the ins and outs of filming with a camera phone.

Preview 02:23

In this lecture, you'll learn the ins and outs of filming with a point-and-shoot camera.

Point-and-Shoot Cameras
01:50

In this lecture, you'll learn the ins and outs of filming with a DSLR camera.

DSLR
02:58

In this lecture, you'll learn the ins and outs of filming with a GoPro camera.

GoPro
02:57

This is the conclusion to the cameras section.

Wrap Up: Introduction to Cameras
00:55
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Basic Video Tips
5 Lectures 13:36

This is the introduction to the Basic Video Tips section.

Intro
00:24

In this lecture, you'll learn about the different types of camera movements you can use to increase production quality.

Preview 02:51

In this lecture, you'll learn about the different types of camera shots you can use to increase production quality.

Camera Shots
02:09

In this lecture, you'll learn about composition and framing and how you can use it to increase the production quality of your videos.

Composition and Framing
03:11

In this lecture, you'll learn about the importance of good lighting and sound.

Lighting and Sound
05:01
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Editing
15 Lectures 40:19

This is the introduction video to the Editing section of the course.

Intro
01:05

Learn how to organize and transfer your footage.

Organizing And Transferring Your Footage
04:02

In this lecture, you'll learn about the iMovie interface.

Understanding the iMovie Interface
02:44

In this lecture, you'll learn how to create a new project/video in iMovie.

Creating A New Project
01:18

In this lecture, you'll learn how to import footage into your project.

Preview 01:31

In this lecture, you'll begin to edit by learning how to add clips to your timeline.

Adding Clips To The Timeline
02:36

In this lecture, you'll learn how to adjust the clips in your timeline.

Adjusting Clips In The Timeline
03:28

In this lecture, you'll learn how to use Split Clip.

Split Clip
00:49

In this lecture, you'll learn how to add transitions to your clips.

Using Transitions
02:41

In this lecture, you'll learn how to add music and sound effects to you video.

Adding Music and Sound Effects
03:26

In this lecture, you'll learn how to add text and backgrounds to you video.

Adding Text and Backgrounds
02:03

In this lecture, you'll learn how to add another layer of video to your timeline.

Adding Another Layer Of Video
02:41

In this lecture, you'll learn how to use some of the enhancement features in iMovie.

Exploring Some Enhancement Features
07:22

In this lecture, you'll learn how to export your video.

Exporting Your Video
03:32

This is the exercise lecture of this section.  You'll apply the skills you learned to practice editing on your own.

EXERCISE: Start Editing!
01:01
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Creating Your Own Style - My Thoughts AND Video Breakdowns!
4 Lectures 18:34

In this lecture, you'll hear my thoughts on creativity, style, and copying others.

My Thoughts on Creativity, Style and Copying Others
02:30

This is the instruction article for the video breakdowns.

Video Breakdowns
00:26

Please watch the full video before watching this breakdown.  You can view the video at www.youtube.com/roadtriprandy22.  Click the Videos tab and look for "96 Hours in Vancouver"

Vancouver Video Breakdown - My Editing Choices
07:17

Please watch the full video before watching this breakdown.  You can view the video at www.youtube.com/roadtriprandy22.  Click the Videos tab and look for the "How to Road Trip California..." video.

California Road Trip Video Breakdown- My Editing Choices
08:21
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Projects: Create Your Own Videos NOW!
6 Lectures 16:50

In this lecture, we discuss your final project: create four short videos using the information you learned in the class.

Intro: Putting It All Together
01:32

This is the instruction article for the creative/hobby video project.

Creative/Hobby
00:41

This is the instruction article for the freelance video project.

Freelance
00:48

This is the instruction article for the corporate video project.

Corporate
00:59

This is the instruction article for the vlog video project.

Vlog
00:58

Check out the Q&A to find the link to my vlog. Please watch the original video first.

My Vlog Breakdown!
11:51
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Course Wrap Up
1 Lecture 01:21

These are my closing thoughts.  Please consider giving my course a review.  Thanks for taking the course! 

Closing Thoughts
01:21
About the Instructor
Randy Alan
4.6 Average rating
16 Reviews
502 Students
1 Course
Video Creator

Hi, I'm Randy!  And I love video.  Over the past 9 years, I've invested a lot of my time and money into learning video production.  I'm college educated as well as self-taught. I spent a year living in Korea where I was also fortunate enough to travel all around Asia and experience new cultures and adventures.  That gave me the confidence I needed to move to Hollywood and pursue film production full time.

I also love to share what I learn.  And that's what drew me to Udemy.   Learning, creating, and sharing are three of my biggest passions.  So I hope to share my knowledge with you and help you grow in your video production journey.  

Come say hi! I hope to see you in the course.