Day/Night School

The Day/Night School will teach you all you need to know to produce engaging videos.   

It comprises 8 half-day video training sessions. It is called Day/Night School as sessions are scheduled to make attendance possible from nearly any time zone or country in the world. 
The Day/Night School builds on our experience delivering online participatory video workshops and training academics and researchers on video making.

The first four sessions focus on filming techniques, and the last four focus on visual storytelling and editing.

The Day/Night School will be ongoing so you can choose sessions at times most convenient to you at your own pace. 

Filming Techniques / 4 sessions / £280

Storytelling and Editing / 4 sessions / £280

Full Course / 8 sessions / £480

Next Courses:   
Tuesday & Thursdays 07 Sept - 30 Sept - 15:00 to 18:30 UK Time 

Day/Night School Sessions


Session 1
Intro: cameras
Presentation of the course and its aims
Smartphone as camera kit: potentials and limitations
Smartphone vs Camcorder, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras

How to achieve best results with what I have?
In-built apps: best settings and good practices

Principles of video production
Manual settings vs Automatic Settings
Focal Length
Focus, Iris, Shutter speed, ISO

Practice: Natural light

Session 2
View and Crit: Natural light exercise

Smartphone pro - webinar
How to gain back aesthetic control
FilmicPro app: setting and tools

Recording Sound: how to achieve 'radio quality' audio
Microphone: different types for different uses
External recording devices

Video Interview
How to approach video interviews
Framing a ‘talking head’
Best practices in setting up interviews
Aesthetic conventions

Practice: filming a talking head

Session 3
View and Crit: Talking head exercise

Filming to edit
What is a "shot"?
Jump cuts and B-roll
Framing principles and moving shots: tracking, pan, tilt

Practice: B-roll

Session 4
View and Crit: B-roll exercise

Grip and permissions
Tripods, monopods, gimbals

Filming indoor/outdoor
Light temperature and white balance
Principles of 3 and 4 point lighting


Session 5
Story telling
Shot list and storyboarding
Use of Archive

Intro to Video Editing
What is non-linear editing?
Understanding the software

Session 6
Intro to Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro architecture
Basic tools and functions

Editing Workflows
Industry phases and roles: assistant editor, online and offline editor
Getting ready: backing up, importing media

Assistant Editor
Setting Up a project
Cataloguing your rushes
Selecting clips

Session 7
Offline Editing
How to efficiently achieve your 'fine cut'
Use of sequences: themes
Channels: inserting and layering
Visual Storytelling

Editing Videos as Data management
Building up archive/stock
Research themes as Video themes

Session 8
Online Editing
Editing sound
Effects and transitions
Attributes: fixing clips
Animating still images
Creating captions

Exporting and Sharing (60 min)
Rendering and exporting
Video platforms and social media

Conclusions and Q&A   

Next Courses
Tuesday & Thursdays 15:00 to 18:30 UK Time
07 Sept - 30 Sept 

4 Sessions - £280
8 Sessions - £480

Next Courses:
Tuesday & Thursdays 07 Sept - 30 Sept - 15:00 to 18:30 UK Time 


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