The Technical Side: Equipment, Software, Compression

Buy the right equipment, accessories, software, and learn about compression, exporting, and transferring files.
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 35 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Choose the camera, equipment and software best for you and learn how to transfer files and export your video.

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 what equipment, media cards, batteries, and software you need, understand compression (codec), how to transfer files, export your video, and avoid mistakes shooting on a smart phone.

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?

  • 10 Lessons; 33 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 know what equipment and software will be best for you and how to transfer files and export your video.

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?

  • Choose the camera, equipment and software best for you.
  • Transfer files.
  • Avoid mistakes shooting on a smart phone.
  • Export your video.
  • Understand codec (compression) and which one to use.
  • Buy the right size media cards.
  • Make sure you have the right amount of batteries.

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
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01:40
Section 1: The Technical Side: Equipment, Software, Compression
04:29

Learn what you need to set up a basic in-house production company and common costs.

04:07

Learn about equipment and format choices.

02:14

Learn how many batteries you need to be safe on a shoot.

05:37

Learn about media cards and how much they hold so you know how much you need for your shoot.

01:20

Learn computer options.

04:38

Learn about compression and which codec to use.

02:25

Learn about editing software options and recommendations.

02:23

Learn how to transfer files.

02:52

Learn size options to export your video.

03:44

Learn tips on shooting on a smart phone.

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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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