Video Foundations Course

Learn the key fundamentals of shooting great videos.
  • Lectures 21
  • Video 1 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
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Course Description

The Video Foundations Course is a no-nonsense approach to making a Video.

All lessons have been written, rewritten and edited with care. Instead of listening to a two-hour course where I say, "Uhhhh," "Um," and "Well" a lot, this course on How to Make a Video is packed into 40 minutes of straight-to-the-point instruction.

The Video Foundations Course includes the key principles of video making. This isn't a course about what camcorder to buy or what editing software to get- there is plenty of content with that angle on the web already. Instead, the course focuses on fundamentals, rules and how to break them for making a Video.

Here is the list of topics covered in this course:
Depth of Field
3-Point Lighting
Lighting Safety
The 180 Degree Rule (and how to break it)
Frame Rates
Color Correction
Good Sound
Shot Composition
Shutter Speed
The Rule of Thirds
Aspect Ratio
Vectorscopes, Histograms and Waveform Monitors
Shooting Basics
Progressive and Interlaced Scan

The appeal to knowing this information is to feel empowered by knowing what you can and can't get away with. I remember when I first started shooting videos, I would often look at my own footage and say, "Why does that look wrong?" It's taken me many years, but I feel comfortable now because I know these essential concepts. 

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What are the requirements?

  • Basic tech skills (you should be able to know how to navigate a computer comfortably.)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 21 lectures and 47 mins of content!
  • At the end of this course you should have ample knowledge to utilize key video making principles and how to break the rules correctly when need be.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to pursue video making as a hobby or even professionally.


Section 1: Introduction to Video Foundations

The Video Foundations Course was designed by Cold War Era scientists who wanted a way for the citizens of the future to record videos of cats and upload it to the internet for countless millions.

Just kidding. That is only half true. The Video Foundations Course is a series of instructional videos designed to give anyone a crash course in video making in under 40 minutes. It's straight to the point so you can get to watching your episodes of Jersey Shore. 

Section 2: The Video Foundations Course

This video shows the basics to writing a good Audio/Video script.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Instead of Optical Zoom, it should be Digital Zoom. I am aware of this mistake and am currently re-editing the video to fix it.


This video covers lighting safety, color temperature, run-and-gun lighting and the three point lighting setup.

Shot Composition

This lesson covers the essentials of making your video sound as good as ever.


This lesson covers the basics of getting a proper exposure for your image.

Shutter Speed

This lesson covers frame rates and what makes them.

24 Frames Per Second
30 Frames Per Second

This lesson covers the basics of screen proportion.

The Rule of Thirds
The F-Stop
The 180 Degree Rule
Progressive vs. Interlaced

This lesson covers the vectorscope, waveform monitor and how to remove an inaccurate color cast.

Section 3: Additional Resources
Online Free Video Content
Shooting Checklist

Instructor Biography

Kaj Kjellesvig , Creative Director at EideCom

Kaj works for EideCom Creative Agency as their Creative Director.


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    • Lucas Santos


    Good, clear, objective and accurate explanations. Helped me a lot! Thank you!

    • Nancy Thomas Ward

    Every thing and more for a novice. Humurous and educational. Thank you Nancy

    • Lynn Talmon M.A., MFTi, CATC IV, REAP

    Gee Whiz I know what Im doing because of you!

    I didnt realize how amazing your course was until I tried others, very good information well put together thank you very much

    • Angel Ortez

    Great starting point

    This is a great course and very informative. Presenter was very clear and easy to follow and understand. If you are just starting out... This course is for you!

    • Ann Robinson

    Short and Sweet

    This course goes over the basics of video production. It does not have a lot of in-depth detail, but provides a lot of basic information on a wide variety of topics. There are many aspects of video production which are quite complicated. These are effectively reduced to their basic technical aspects. I especially like the Day of Shoot planning guide at the end. Kaj is an engaging instructor. I watched it all in one sitting. Thanks for a great course!

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