Shooting and Editing Basics
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Shooting and Editing Basics

Learn shooting and editing tips & best practices, interviewing, music, graphics, compression, and storing footage.
5.0 (1 rating)
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.
4 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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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.
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.

Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 27 Lectures Collapse All 27 Lectures 01:50:59
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:40
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Shooting
6 Lectures 23:56

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

Preview 02:57

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

Preview 01:21

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

Preview 06:33

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

What is B-roll?
02:49

Learn how to use basic lighting effectively.

My lighting doesn't look good. What can I do?
05:04

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

I don't have any lights. What can I do?
05:12
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Editing and Post-Production
9 Lectures 37:13

Learn tips on editing yourself.

Can I edit my video myself? Got any tips?
03:13

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

How should I organize my footage?
02:06

Learn elements of effective intros and outros for your videos.

How should I make an intro/outro for my videos?
01:49

Learn how to avoid bad audio.

Can I fix bad audio?
06:04

Learn about captioning and subtitles.

What about captioning and subtitles?
05:47

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

What is title safe?
01:43

Learn about music rights and options to play it safe.

Can I use my favorite song in my video?
05:44

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

What is a codec? Which one should I use?
04:38

Learn some background about text and graphics.

What about text and graphics?
06:09
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Uploading and Embedding
5 Lectures 17:51

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

How do I upload my video?
03:36

Learn how to upload your video.

What is the best way to upload my video?
03:42

Learn about uploading issues.

Why won't my video upload?
02:48

Learn how to troubleshoot uploading issues.

My video looks wonky when I upload. What's wrong?
06:29

Learn about embedding a video.

What does it mean to embed a video?
01:16
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Repurposing, Sharing and Storing Your Video Files
4 Lectures 14:35

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

How can I repurpose my video?
02:33

Learn how to share your files.

How do I share my files?
07:01

Learn how to store your files.

How do I store my files?
02:15

Learn how to store your final video.

How do I store/archive my videos?
02:46
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Common Mistakes when Making Your Own Video
2 Lectures 15:44

Scott shares common mistakes you can avoid.

What are some common mistakes people make when making their own video?
06:02

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

More common mistakes when making your own video.
09:42
About the Instructor
Erika Gilsdorf & Scott Stohler
5.0 Average rating
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41 Students
7 Courses
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.