VIDEO GURU: Tell your stories using iPad video

Become a video guru by learning how to film and edit compelling stories using iPad video.
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  • Lectures 65
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need access to an iPad or an iPad mini.
  • This iPad will need the Pinnacle Studio editing app (around £8)
  • You may wish to get a smartlav+ microphone further down the line.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how to create video that people want to watch.
  • Know how to film with an iPad camera.
  • Know how to edit with an iPad.
  • Know how to publish their stories.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who is fed up with having to ask other people to make their video for them.
  • No previous video experience is necessary.

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

Section 1: Introduction
02:01

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..."

00:49

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).

02:38

I made this film single-handedly at the BBC.

02:18

Gosh! Stories are BEAUTIFUL!

01:13

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.

00:30

I've come to the conclusion that is video is a bridge, there are four pillars that support it. Here's the first.

Section 2: The iPad video camera
00:42

Still hadn't noticed the unconnected mic. Shocking.

01:46

Here Rob compares the functions of the iPad camera to those of the eye.

02:54

Here Rob runs through how to get the most out of the iPad camera.

00:33

Here are two simple procedures that put you in charge of the camera every time.

What should you do when you film?
1 question
Section 3: FILMING MISSION
01:42

To get the most out of this course, you need to have a go. Here's your first Mission.

00:46

Did you get something like this?

Section 4: EDITING MISSION
03:06

The first thing we need to do is get the iPad set up in a user friendly manner.

01:16

What is editing exactly?

02:50

This is perhaps the most complicated, but the best for getting precisely the clip you need - very useful for Sound Bites.

Section 5: The most important thing about video
01:25

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...

Section 6: GOOD VIDEO
04:45

Please watch as much of this YouTube footage as you possibly can .

00:49

I must get this mood chart patented...

01:26

Here's the second foundation and first major philosophical point that shapes the way we make video.

00:29

Here's a quick exercise. Don't spend too long on this!

01:21

I think I know what you drew.

01:57

Let's learn from what you drew and bring it into our video making.

02:41

It's perhaps the one thing the iPad can't do...

Great Shots
1 question
Section 7: STUFF HAPPENING
01:10

Here's the third foundation and second major philosophical point that shapes the way we make video.

01:56

Here we acknowledge one of the principles of efficient video making.

02:42

These five shots are all you really need.

What are the 5 shots?
1 question
Section 8: Stories, not atoms
00:44

Aha! Here we go!

Story sentry...
Article
What scenes might occur...?
Article
Section 9: FILMING MISSION
02:03

You'll only become a Video Guru if you have a go!

00:52

Here's my effort.

02:18

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.

Section 10: EDITING MISSION
00:58

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...

02:40

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.

02:40

There's a variety of ways to edit with the iPad Pinnacle Studio editing App. Here's the second.

Section 11: THE ELEMENTS OF VIDEO
02:43

There are lots of elements that video has to offer. But we only need three.

1 question

What are the main elements (ingredients) of a video story?

Section 12: PEOPLE CHATTING
02:59

Let's ne honest. Time is precious and we don't want to lose our audience. We don't want wishy washy answers to our questions. We want thought provoking, succinct 'Sound Bites'. Here's how to get them.

00:47

Often people can't help but give brilliant answers, so the pressure's off!

The three questions...
Article
03:17

I discus several external microphones in my VIDEO GENIUS course. Here's the one that I find works best when we're chatting to people.

Section 13: FILMING MISSION
02:10

Another task for you. Please don't skip it as we'll need it later. (Did you know you have already started your film?)

00:51

Here's my effort.

Section 14: EDITING MISSION
Bring in Sound Bite...
Article
Did you get something like this? 087
00:42
Section 15: VOICE OVER
02:28

Here's a story created by a student. Back then we were using Flip Cams and Applemacs with Final Cut Express. I must admit this was still a bit too complicated so I has to help with the editing.

03:47

The third and final ingredient. Perhaps the most creative of all...

02:32

We already know what we need to say...

Section 16: WRITING MISSION
02:07

The voice over needs to do A LOT. It's like a literary suduko.

05:22

Here's my effort.

Section 17: EDITING MISSION
02:33

The iPad is great at adding voice over.

02:37

Now your piece has a bit of pace, you can adjust where the shots should begin and end. The easiest way to do this is with the Orange Slider technique. However, if you are using the Spacers technique, this video will help...

02:10

NOW it's time to add those decorations!

ADJUST AUDIO
02:12
Did you get something like this?
00:35
Section 18: FILMING MISSION
Film rest of story...
Article
00:55

Shuffling shots around is a great you to create your story. And so simple.

Did you get something like this?
01:14
Section 19: EDITING MISSION
00:14

I suspect this is true for everything...

Finish editing your story...
Article
Did you get something like this...?
00:58
Section 20: CONCLUSION
03:43

This course is all about telling good news real-life stories. Sometimes though, we need to be aware of whether we are treading on anybody's toes. And if we are, the best thing to do is to forget the project and wait for a better one. It won't be long.

00:48

I tend to export to Photos as a finished film before I publish to YouTube etc.

00:55

We've reached base camp! You're now a Video Guru. But you might want to become a Video Legend...

Crabbing
01:20
Where to now?
02:15

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Instructor Biography

Rob Glass, Professional video journalist

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.

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