Video Production

This course is aimed at people who want to get a good working knowledge of cameras (DSLR, camcorders, smartphones) to produce good video with any camera. It includes modules on interviews as well as visual story telling.

It does not include Video Editing. If you are interested in editing your videos you might be interested in the more complete Filmmaking course.

Video Production
£280

Upcoming Course Dates

2022 
- September 26, 27, 28, 29 
2023
March 6, 7, 8, 9
- June 5, 6, 7, 8

All online courses run on Zoom 15:00-18:30 London time

In-person 2 Day Workshop Option
2022
- October 1, 2
2023
- March 11-12
- June 10-11

10:00-17:00 Spectacle Studio, London SW11
This can replace the 4 days of online sessions. 

Video Production


“This is a fantastic introduction to the basics of film-making. Mark is a very skilled trainer and the course content was comprehensive and clear” - Paula

Video Production Sessions


SESSION 1

Intro to Smartphone Filming
Smartphone as camera kit
Presentation of the course and its aims
What can be actually done with a smartphone and what are its limitations as camera?

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

Filming with Smartphones 
Different tools for different aims: is a smartphone my best tool?
Smartphone vs Camcorder, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
How to achieve best results with what I have?
In-built apps: best settings and good practices

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

SESSION 2

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


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

Filming a talking head Practical Exercise

SESSION 3

Practice: filming a talking head 
'View and crit': workshop analysis of 'talking head' exercise (60 min)

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

B-roll practical exercise

SESSION 4

Exercise Review: B-roll 
'View and crit': workshop analysis of B-roll' exercise 

Filming indoor/outdoor 
Lighting
Light temperature and white balance
Principles of 3 and 4 point lighting
Conclusions and Q&A 

Grip and permissions
Grip equipment
Tripods, monopods, gimbals
Permissions

Email training@spectacle.co.uk for details

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