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This course will teach students the tools and resources necessary to prepare their next film shoot, covering everything from storyboarding to location scouting to the most essential gear used in both the pre-production and production stages.
This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.
Session 1: Pre-Production: Strategy (June 9, 2020)
We will discuss all of the techniques involved in the developing a strategy for your shoot. This includes asking specific questions to your clients yourself when planning a new project. We will delve into creating scripts, storyboards and shot lists, as well as discuss some key financial considerations.
2. Key Client Questions Pt. 1
3. Key Client Questions Pt. 2
4. Strategy & Research
5. Key Questions for You
6. Before You Shoot
7. Script/Shot List/Storyboard
9. Shot List
12. Assignment: Storyboarding Strategy
Session 2: Pre-Production: Field Work (June 16, 2020)
We will discuss time-saving pre-production tools and techniques.
2. Location Scouting
3. Apps for Location Scouting
4. Apps for Planning Shots
5. Apps for Collaborative Documents
6. Mobile Editors & Adobe Capture
7. Pre Shoot
8. Practical Tips - Things to Avoid
9. Practical Tips - Things to Do
10. Set Design
11. Assignment: Applications for Field Work
Session 3: Production: Storytelling (June 23, 2020)
We will review technical components that affect storytelling .
3. Hybrid Productions
4. Office Space
6. Assignment: Experiments in Storytelling
9. Lighting Approaches
10. Key Considerations
11. Assignment: Experiments in Lighting
Session 4: Production: Camerawork (June 30, 2020)
In this session, we're gonna talk about camerawork, which includes shot sizes, composition, camera movement, and other wonderful things. We will also discuss what makes camerawork effective and what doesn't.
Session 5: Production: Gear (July 7, 2020)
In this session, we're gonna talk about gear and the advantages and disadvantages of different tools.
2. Gear - Camera and Sound
3. Gear - Luggage and Digital Storage
4. Gear - Tripods and Lighting
5. Gear - Miscellaneous
6. Practical Tips 1
7. Practical Tips 2
8. Assignment: What a Difference a Mic Makes
Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.
Planning and Workflow
- Knowledge of the multiple steps involved in a typical video pre-production workflow, and understanding of the fundamental building blocks in visual storytelling.
- Understanding of the key questions to ask before committing to a project and arriving to the set.
- Understanding of time saving and practical pre-production tools and techniques.
- Understanding of the most important people and elements necessary to craft engaging stories.
Production Tools and Techniques
- Understanding of what makes camera work effective, and what doesn’t.
- Understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of current tools, and practical tips on packing and traveling with gear.
Instructors & Guests
Eduardo Angel is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, independent technology consultant and educator.
Holding an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Los Andes University, he has taught at The School of Visual Arts, the International Center of Photography, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and has mentored the Photography program at The Savannah College of Art and Design. He is the author of popular filmmaking courses on Lynda.com and his book “Filmmaking Essentials for Photographers” ranks among Amazon’s top choices for photographers and filmmakers.
Eduardo has worked as an Adobe official Beta Tester for Lightroom and Premiere Pro. He is a cofounder of the production company The Digital Distillery, speaks at conferences around the world and has published his thoughts on technology, photography, and filmmaking at Canon’s Digital Learning Center, Adorama’s Blog, and eduardoangel.com.
Selected clients: Adobe, Adorama Pro, Avon, Benro, B&H Photo, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Canon, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Cinevate, Doyle, Fashion Institute of Technology, Future Media Concepts, Gulf Photo Plus, Hasselblad, HOW Design Conference, Japan Society, Lynda.com, McCann Erickson, New York Magazine, NAB, New York Times, Panasonic USA, Panasonic Middle East, Photo District News, PhotoPlus Expo, Photokina, School of Visual Arts, Sigma, Sony, Tether Tools, Tenba, Time Inc., Verse and X-Rite, among others.
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):
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.
- Windows Movie Maker
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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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