How to film workshops

How to film workshops – All workshops £225pp (+VAT)

Learn from us the right way to film using your equipment in one of our popular technical workshops. We come to you to show you how.  In small groups we focus on how to get the best out of your equipment, showing you the best tricks of the trade to get you up and running to help you create simple videos or make better ones.  Run by ex BBC cameraman and award winning coach you will develop your skills.

These are private workshops on your premises with each workshop tailored to address your needs. Each workshop is split into sessions focussing on the key elements you need to know with plenty of hands on time for you to learn from us.

iPhone & Smartphone Filmmaking and Video Training CourseSmartphone & iPhone filming and editing workshop

This is our most popular one day workshop.   Helping you to record your own simple videos direct from your iPhone or Smartphone, and then showing you how to edit and share the content.  As more social networks follow Facebook’s lead and prioritize video content, the importance of video messaging across all channels has increased.  Our video training workshops help you to create more professional content and a greater volume with your own existing devices.  With our extensive careers in broadcast television and high end corporate video production, you can learn from the professionals.  

The morning is spent getting familiar with and recording a message and the afternoon spent on how to set up and edit the recording, ending up with an exported video file.  We also show you how to add simple captions and slides. We use your equipment and your laptop, but we bring our equipment as well.  

 

  • Assumed knowledge – none
  • Equipment needed – your camera and laptop
  • Editing software – recommend download of Adobe Creative Cloud

Learning Objectives:

  • To be able to set up and conduct basic video shooting
  • High level technical awareness of various camera features
  • Why and how to use correct microphones
  • How to set up a “talking head” interview scenario
  • Practical hands on sessions
  • Why is editing important
  • How to set up a your first edit project
  • Basic timeline assembly, laying out of master sequence and how to pick best bits – use of video tracks for each asset line
  • Awareness of title tool and how it works
  • How to add in logos and captions
  • Awareness of how to add licence music
  • Awareness of export options and where to use

 

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To book a Workshop, call us on 01494 300006 or send an email

Advanced Video Camera & Sound Operations workshopVideo camera training

Got a camera but want to know how to use it better and create more professional results?  This course looks purely at video camera and sound operation using your device, or camera.   We will go through the settings and menus to make you aware of what they all mean and how and when to apply them.

Through practical hands-on training sessions we will work with you so you know more and be able to work faster and better.  Building on the introduction workshop we also run, this film training course builds on your existing knowledge.  The workshop focuses on the video camera and how to use it better, we will record and playback some practical situations so you can see more.

  • Assumed knowledge – builds on our introduction workshop, or if you already have some knowledge to improve on
  • Equipment needed – your camera

Learning Objectives:

  • To be aware of the menu structure on the camera
  • Perspective, 2D vision of a camera
  • Framing and composition
  • Headroom, rule of thirds
  • Typical microphones and how to position them – omnidirectional vs cardioid
  • Be aware of the impact and difference in looking to the side of the camera and to interviewee
  • Have an awareness of shooting environment, source best locations
  • To see the differences in how lighting can improve the most basic of set ups
  • Shot consideration
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How to create training videos workshopCreating training videos for work

Building on our first two film workshops, this workshop will combine all the skills we have shown and help you to produce your own training videos for work.  We will show you how to make a training video, create a script and shot list. You will be shown best practice of how to film these, and then how to edit.  The emphasis of this course is correct production and filming but we will go through basic editing steps to allow you to create an end result.  Due to the location of the course the topic taken would be a something we can set up in the classroom, but the applied techniques used would be the same for more complex topics.  The workshop runs using your devices or cameras with the editing on your laptop.

 

  • Assumed knowledge – builds on our other workshops, or your existing reasonable knowledge of cameras
  • Equipment needed – your camera and laptop
  • Editing software – recommend download of Adobe Creative Cloud

Learning Objectives:

  • To be aware of camera angles and shot sizes
  • How to script and storyboard/shot list
  • Framing and composition
  • Headroom, rule of thirds
  • Typical microphones and how to position them – omnidirectional vs cardioid
  • Be aware of the impact and difference in looking to the side of the camera and to interviewee
  • Have an awareness of shooting environment, source best locations
  • To see the differences in how lighting can improve the most basic of set ups
  • How to structure and conduct B roll filming
  • Understand the importance of clear project management
  • See how to ingest different assets
  • Basic timeline assembly, laying out of master sequence
  • Awareness of title tool and how it works
  • To see how simple effects tools can improve shot sizing
  • Awareness of export options and where to use
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To book a Workshop, call us on 01494 300006 or send an email

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