Shooting and Editing Basics

Learn shooting and editing tips & best practices, interviewing, music, graphics, compression, and storing footage.
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Learn shooting and editing best practices and tips that will save you money and time.

Course Description

When you want or need video for your organization or business, it's sometimes choppy water not knowing where to start, how to get there…and what to do if you're in over your head.

We're here to help!

Consider us your personal video navigators providing you with an insider's guide on video production for your organization or business.

We've broken down our comprehensive course, 'Chart Your Course for Effective and Affordable Video' also found on Udemy, into individual courses for those who only need specific information.

In this course, learn shooting and editing best practices and tips, how to interview effectively and troubleshoot difficult interviews, create a shot list, light on a limited budget, get good audio, understand effective intros/outros, and the basis of text, graphics and subtitles, avoid music right issues, organize your footage, store and share files and video, and how to repurpose your video.

Your Teachers

Scott Stohler and I (Erika Gilsdorf) are award-winning, professional video producers with a 25-year, collective video production experience around the world for such entities as National Geographic, Discovery Networks, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, The World Bank, The Nature Conservancy, GAP, Levi's, Symantec, Old Navy, Sephora, Seacology, and CORAL. We've produced documentaries, commercials, public service announcements, short films, television programs, and training and organizational videos. The countries we've worked include the United States, Indonesia, Fiji, Italy, Spain, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Vietnam and China.

Having done everything from concept development, project management to shooting, editing, and creating some serious buzz around the videos we've produced. Scott and I know from experience what works...and what doesn't.

Our passion with providing this course is to show and empower nonprofit organizations and small businesses how to reach more people through the power of video more effectively and affordably.

Each lesson gets to the point and answers each question concisely without fluff or fillers. You don't have to listen to long lessons wading through information that isn't relevant for what you need.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 26 Lessons; 1 hr 49 minutes of video
  • Downloadable resources, samples and worksheets.
  • Life time access; 30 day money back guarantee.
  • iPhone, iPad and Android accessibility

By the end of this course, you will be able to save money and time by learning shooting and editing best practices.

Additionally, we want to hear from you! Do you have a video question you'd like answered that we didn't cover? As a participant with this course, you'll be able to pose questions for us to respond.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. By compiling this course in a ‘Your Questions Answered’ format, you’re able to pick and choose the lessons that apply to you.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Interview people effectively.
  • Troubleshoot difficult interviews.
  • Understand tips to effective intro/outros.
  • Understand the basis of text, graphics, subtitles, and captions.
  • Create a shot list.
  • Learn shooting and editing tips and best practices.
  • Understand how to get better quality b-roll.
  • Work with poor audio conditions more effectively.
  • Light on a limited budget.
  • Understand codec (compression) and which one to use.
  • Share files.
  • Avoid title safe mistakes.
  • Store your files safely.
  • Avoid music right issues.
  • Organize your footage more efficiently.
  • Upload your video.
  • Troubleshoot uploading issues.
  • Understand embedding a video.
  • Repurpose video.
  • Store/archive your finished video safely.

What is the target audience?

  • Those who work with visual storytelling, video production, content creation, media, marketing, communications, education/outreach, or public relations should take this course:
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Small businesses
  • Freelancers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Students
  • Volunteers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Introduction
Preview
01:40
Section 1: Shooting
02:57

Learn the differences between 1080, 720, HD, 2K and 4K.

01:21

Learn about shot lists, why you need them, and how to create one. See examples.

06:33

Learn best practices on interviewing people and how to troubleshoot difficult interviews.

02:49

Learn about b-roll and how to get creative, quality b-roll.

05:04

Learn how to use basic lighting effectively.

05:12

Learn where to find and how to set up basic, affordable lights.

Section 2: Editing and Post-Production
03:13

Learn tips on editing yourself.

02:06

Learn best practices on organizing your footage so you can work effectively and efficiently.

01:49

Learn elements of effective intros and outros for your videos.

06:04

Learn how to avoid bad audio.

05:47

Learn about captioning and subtitles.

01:43

Learn about title safe and how to avoid title safe mistakes.

05:44

Learn about music rights and options to play it safe.

04:38

Learn about compression and which codec to use to get the best results.

06:09

Learn some background about text and graphics.

Section 3: Uploading and Embedding
03:36

Learn the process of uploading so you can do it correctly.

03:42

Learn how to upload your video.

02:48

Learn about uploading issues.

06:29

Learn how to troubleshoot uploading issues.

01:16

Learn about embedding a video.

Section 4: Repurposing, Sharing and Storing Your Video Files
02:33

Learn how to repurpose your video so you get multiple uses and more bang for your buck.

07:01

Learn how to share your files.

02:15

Learn how to store your files.

02:46

Learn how to store your final video.

Section 5: Common Mistakes when Making Your Own Video
06:02

Scott shares common mistakes you can avoid.

09:42

Erika shares common mistakes she's seen that you can avoid.

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Instructor Biography

Erika Gilsdorf & Scott Stohler, Professional Video Producers

Erika Gilsdorf and Scott Stohler are award-winning, professional video producers with a 25-year, collective video production experience around the world for such entities as National Geographic, Discovery Networks, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, The World Bank, The Nature Conservancy, GAP, Levi's, Symantec, Old Navy, Sephora, Seacology, and CORAL. They've produced documentaries, commercials, public service announcements, short films, television programs, and training and organizational videos. The countries they've worked include the U.S., Indonesia, Fiji, Italy, Spain, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Vietnam and China.

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