You need to be making video. The prediction is that in a few years 80% of internet traffic will be video: you need to be part of it.
You need to be making video that people want to watch. In 2012 the average attention span for online video was 8 seconds. Don't waste your time making video that nobody watches.
VIDEO GENIUS has taken twenty years to write. For the first twelve years I was learning how to create engaging video at the BBC and beyond.. For the remaining years I've been learning how to show others how to do it.
Many say that it can't be taught. I say it can based on two assumptions.
In this lecture Rob introduces himself and discusses how his career in broadcasting led him to confront a great video injustice. He goes on to explain how he has made it his mission to right this wrong.
Add " But of courses it's stuff I'm happy to share with you right now. Let me just set the scene and show you one of the those films that I filmed and edited for the BBC..."
Here Rob introduces the relevance of the following film. This clip was shot using an iPad mini, a Samson Go Mic and the Nanguang ring light (as discussed in VIDEO GENIUS course).
Here Rob discusses the need for an iPad or an iPad mini along with the Pinnacle Studio editing App (and perhaps and external microphone) in order to get the most out of this course.
I've come to the conclusion that is video is a bridge, there are four pillars that support it. Here's the first.
Still hadn't noticed the unconnected mic. Shocking.
Here Rob compares the functions of the iPad camera to those of the eye.
Here Rob runs through how to get the most out of the iPad camera.
Here are two simple procedures that put you in charge of the camera every time.
To get the most out of this course, you need to have a go. Here's your first Mission.
Did you get something like this?
The first thing we need to do is get the iPad set up in a user friendly manner.
This is perhaps the most complicated, but the best for getting precisely the clip you need - very useful for Sound Bites.
With video there's a temptation to worry about the equipment and nothing else. When you're writing a letter, how time do you put in to your choice of pen and paper? These are quite important, but they are not the reason you decided to write a letter...
Please watch as much of this YouTube footage as you possibly can .
I must get this mood chart patented...
Here's the second foundation and first major philosophical point that shapes the way we make video.
Here's a quick exercise. Don't spend too long on this!
I think I know what you drew.
Let's learn from what you drew and bring it into our video making.
It's perhaps the one thing the iPad can't do...
Here's the third foundation and second major philosophical point that shapes the way we make video.
Here we acknowledge one of the principles of efficient video making.
These five shots are all you really need.
Aha! Here we go!
You'll only become a Video Guru if you have a go!
Here's my effort.
We're making life easy for ourselves by creating lots of really useful jigsaw pieces that will give us lots of ways to build our video.
Let's get a couple more editing techniques under our belt. I call them "3" and "4" here.. I've clearly been distracted by my dog who wondered in to my little studio when I as "on air". I really mean techniques 2 & 3... Accept my apologies...
I think there are four different ways to edit with the iPad Pinnacle Studio editing App. There are all useful in their own way but you might find you have a favourite. Here's the easiest.
There's a variety of ways to edit with the iPad Pinnacle Studio editing App. Here's the second.
Rob Glass has been working in broadcasting for twenty years. During his time as a BBC television presenter he was acknowledged as one of the UK's most creative practitioners. He found his niche as a video journalist, single-handedly filming and editing features for BBC News. He also spent time as a trainer, showing other BBC journalists how to work independently too. In 2004 Rob set up Coracle Films so that he could help organisations beyond the BBC communicate using video. Rob has produced over 1,500 features for broadcast and by doing so he has seen how video seems to work on two different levels, one logical, the other emotional, in much the same way that a pencil can write a shopping list or a tear-jerking poem. For the past seven years Rob has been perfecting a way to pass on the rudiments of video storytelling, and now does so thanks to the ludicrous simplicity of the iPad.