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Topics
Photography, Videography, Motion
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Working with Motion & Time

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Go at your own pace
5 Sessions / 6 hours of work per session
Price
Free
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Intermediate
Video Transcripts
English
Topics
Photography, Videography, Motion
Course Description

This class is a deep dive from photography to videography, and shows you how to think in motion. Many of the core concepts carried over from still photography are the same, but putting your camera and scene in motion opens up a new world of possibilities and demands. You will learn how to add motion where there is none, and to control focus, light and sound.

schedule

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Session 1: From Still Photographer to Videographer (June 26, 2018)
Understand the importance for photographers to incorporate motion into their skillset, and the essential steps towards rethinking their creative process to create videos.
11 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Video Trends
3. Similarities and Differences
4. Video is Collaboration
5. Three Big Imagery Questions
6. Three Big Audio Questions
7. Creative Pre-visualization
8. Assembling Your Team
9. Tips for the Interview Process
10. Technical Considerations
11. Assignment: Deconstructing a Video
Session 2: Recording and Seeing in Motion (July 3, 2018)
Understand the basics of recording video and how the different types of motion, both of the camera and subject, create meaning, mood and purpose as it contributes to the story that a director wants the viewer to experience and understand.
7 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Things to Know
3. Shot Types
4. Basics of Camera Movement
5. Types of Camera Movement
6. Putting it All Together
7. Assignment: Mood and Energy through Motion
Session 3: Motion Methods (July 10, 2018)
To deepen one’s knowledge about how to create the motion needed for a particular scene through an exposure to the different equipment and technologies that exist and the critical success factors needed to execute a director’s vision.
6 lessons
1. Motion Methods Introduction
2. Methods of Motion Without Camera Movement
3. Hardware and Their Considerations
4. Putting It All Together
5. A Conversation with Michael Kamisky
6. Assignment: Moving Action, Moving Camera
Session 4: Managing Focus, Light and Sound (July 17, 2018)
Grasp the special significance that audio, light and focus have in a motion environment, and how the success of a video project can literally depend on controlling for the variables posed by these elements.
9 lessons
1. The Importance of Audio
2. Audio Tips
3. Audio Killers and Defenses
4. Finding Critical Focus
5. Lighting Considerations
6. Lighting Options
7. Three-Point Lighting
8. Putting It All Together
9. Assignment: Three-Point Lighting Interview
Session 5: The Documentary Project (July 24, 2018)
Experience through hands-on practice how a very commonly done video with an interview and b-roll, combined with motion, sound, and lighting come together to create a unique experience for a viewer.
5 lessons
1. Introduction to the Makers Project
2. Engaging With The Viewer
3. Following Through To The End
4. A Conversation With Michael Kamisky
5. Assignment: The Makers Video Project
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Learning Outcomes

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

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What You Need to Take This Course

Camera

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.

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
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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