The Complete Guide To Web Video Creation

From voice techniques over microphone and camera basics to editing. Everything you need to know to be successful.
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2013 English

Course Description

This course aims to teach you everything you need to know to make successful web videos.

It covers everything from microphone and camera basics, over voice techniques to editing. If you want to make high quality webvideos, this is all you need.

What are the requirements?

  • Audio and video editing software of your choosing. The course aims to not focus on one specific software but to give a solid understanding of underlying principles instead.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Voice and speaking techniques
  • Microphone basics: noise, linearity, directivity, different microphone types
  • Camera basics: video noise, CMOS vs. CCD, ports and mediums
  • Sound editing: how to use a parametric EQ, compressors, and how to combat noise
  • Video editing: organization, colour correction, syncing

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginners and intermediates who want to make high quality web videos

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.


Section 1: Getting started

What really is the most important part of a video? What do I have to work on?

Section 2: Voice

Nobody likes a monotonous voice.. but what does monotonous actually mean and how do you get around it?

Check the links for more exercises on vocal variety.


Speaking is controlled breathing. If you want to speak right, and long, without straining your voice too much, you must learn to breath.


A good diction and enunciation is important so your viewers actually understand what you are saying.


Great, you are on your way to speak better, but if you dont take care of your voice, you wont have fun for long. In this video I explain how to keep your voice healthy.

Section 3: Camera Basics

If you want to make good videos, you need to understand how cameras work.

In this video I talk about

- The difference between progressive and interlaced

- Video Noise and what you can do against it

- Aperture, ISO, shutter speed and focal length


In this video I talk about a lot of buzzwords you hear when you go shopping for cameras


- Difference between CMOS and CCD

- SD Card versus Tape


Basics of lighting:

- Hard vs. soft light

- Colour temperature


You cant just point your camera and get a good looking shot you need:

- Composition

- The right lighting

- The right perspective

9 questions

Take this quiz and see if you reached the learning goals!

Section 4: Microphone Basics

You need to understand the basics of microphones if you want to make good videos. In this lecture I talk about gain, impedeance, and most importantly: directivity.


continuation from lecture 10. In this lecture: noise, linearity and phantom power, which are important aspects for all microphones.


Different tasks require different microphones. Which is the right one for the job? Lavalier, shotgun, dynamic?


There are many accessoirs you can buy for your microphone. Blimps, spiders, dead cats.. Find out what you really need.

9 questions

Check whether you reached the learning goals of the microphone section.

Section 5: Sound Recording And Editing Basics

Your checklist when trying to record something.


Whenever you go and shop for audio equipment, you com across these two terms. It is important to understand what exactly they are.


Parametric equalizers are an important tool to shape your audio recording. Learn what it is and how it works in this lecture.


Room acoustics are a wide and complicated topic, but the amount of things you need to understand to get a good acoustic is not too much.


Compressors are one of the most important tools you should use in voice recording. They make for a denser voice and a more pleasant experience for the viewer.


Noone wants to watch a video with audio noise. Getting rid of it is super easy. Learn how in this lecture.

5 questions

See if you reched the sound recording learning goals!

Section 6: Video Editing Basics

There are a couple things you need to keep in mind when designing a computer for video editing and encoding.


Editing is at least 50% organization. Dont make the classic mistake of just starting to edit.


With about five minutes of work, you can get more out of your videos. You should always do colour correction.


When you want to get more professional with your videos, you often end up with multiple different audio and video sources. Syncing them all up can be a hassle. Learn how to easily sync you material.

Section 7: Conclusion
2 pages

Conclusion: learning goals for this course.

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Instructor Biography

Mattis Haase, Youtube Partner

Mattis Haase wrote his first instructional ebook with 14. Within a year he taught himself script programming, 3D modeling as well as story- and dialoguewriting for videogames, and condensed it into a 70 page instructional book. It immediately became a great success with well over 100,000 downloads to date and remains the definitive book in its field even 12 years later.

He proceeded to study chemistry and geosciences at one of europes top 15 universities. During that time he didnt only focus on his studies, but delved deep into topics as diverse as group- mass- and marketing psychology, military strategy, cryptography, digital electronics, photography, video editing, woodworking as well as higher mathematics.

He didnt just remain in the realm of theory though, and continued to design and build his own CPU and 3D printer at a young age.

Today Mattis Haase focuses on sharing his knowledge. He shows an almost zealous eagerness when it comes to teaching. It is his passion and love. Well over a quarter million people already seeked out his videos to learn something new, and for his unique talent to explain complicated concepts in a way that everyone can understand.

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