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Started 8 months ago
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Photographer to Video in Today’s Gig Economy
5 Sessions / 8 hours of work per session
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
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Video Transcripts
Sound Editing, Photography, Post Production, Videography, Video Editing
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Fundamentals of Post-Production

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5 Sessions / 8 hours of work per session
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Video Transcripts
Sound Editing, Photography, Post Production, Videography, Video Editing
Course Description

If the negative comes alive in the darkroom, then a film comes alive in the edit bay. There is a lot an editor must know to keep organized and hold onto the director’s creative vision. In addition, a videographer with knowledge of how the footage will be cut and assembled will be a much stronger shooter. In this class you will jump into the art of editing your work, exploring the tools, workflows and practice of editing.


This course is in scheduled mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about scheduled courses here.

Session 1: Key Considerations
We will discuss how to manage rough footage, and streamline processes through the traditional steps of video post-production. We will also look into some recommendations for hardware and software equipment.
7 lessons
1. Overview
2. Traditional Steps
3. Hardware
4. The 4K Advantage
5. Desktop Apps
6. Mobile Apps/Conclusion
7. Assignment: Trial and Edit
Session 2: Workflow
We will learn how and when to hire an editor who understands and complements the director’s vision. We will also explore how to effectively communicate during the editing phase.
7 lessons
1. Overview/Workflow
2. Soderbergh & Workflow
3. The Visual Story
4. The Process
5. Conclusion
6. Assignment: Your Master Project Template
7. Post_S02_v4-FINAL03
Session 3: Editing
This session will be a presentation of a general overview of editing. Topics include the basics of importing, organizing, color correcting, grading, rendering and outputting shots.
10 lessons
1. Overview/Digital Asset Management
2. Digital Asset Management Demo
3. Adobe Bridge
4. Adobe Lightroom
5. Premiere Pro
6. Media Composer
7. Keyflow Pro
8. Editing Tips
9. Backup/Conclusion
10. Assignment: Editing an Interview
Session 4: Color
Learning how to enhance a story through color effects, and the magic of color to manipulate the viewer.
9 lessons
1. Enhancing Stories with Color
2. LUTs & Looks
3. Color Correction Options
4. Workflow
5. Film Convert
6. Film Convert Demo
7. Premiere Pro & Film Convert Demo
8. Assignment: Developing a Keen Eye/Making the Grade
9. Keren Plowden Interview
Session 5: Sound & Marketing
To learn the paramount importance of sound in any video production and why you should consider editing trailers and teasers.
10 lessons
1. Overview
2. Sound
3. Sound Effects
4. Foley + ADR
5. Licensing Music
6. Composer
7. Demo
8. Marketing
9. The Future
10. Assignment: With or Without Sound/Can you Feel the Music?
Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course


You want a camera that shoots high-quality video (1080p minimum). Ideally, that would be a professional camera that has the capability to plug in an external microphone (shotgun, hot shoe, or recording device):

  • Sony
  • Canon
  • Nikon
  • Fuji
  • etc.

Choose any camera brand you feel comfortable with.


You will need a variety of microphones to test the audio differences. These include:

    • Lavaliere microphone
    • Hand Held microphone
    • Shotgun microphone

    Other pieces of equipment that are important are an audio recorder, a pair of over the ear headphones, windscreens and a mixer.

    Video Editing Software

    There is no specific requirement for video editing software. You can use what works best for your budget or comfort level. Avid and Adobe Premiere Pro are the industry standards but there are a variety of alternatives that can help you achieve your goal.

    Other Options:

    • iMovie
    • Windows Movie Maker
    • Photoshop


    This course features different useful Post Production applications. You can test these applications using either an Apple or Android device.

    Additional Information

    Please note: Taking part in a Kadenze course as a Premium Member does not affirm that the learner has been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by School of Visual Arts.

    If a student signs up for the Photographer to Video in Today's Gig Economy program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

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