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Video Production Short Course

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Freelance Video Producer. The day to day change in image capture has turned the whole world around 180 degrees, we can no longer teach how to use equipment but we can teach the basics, and the art of image capture.

About the Facilitator

Hi, I am Moses Irungu, in the last 7+ years I have been in the media industry producing documentaries, adverts, TV shows, film and all kinds of video content you could think of.

That is what am giving you. Access to a dedicated team. Access to a platform for Us to share ideas, explore your talents while you improve your skills on camera work, lighting, and sound.

Imagine the experience of being part of our projects, Film, Documentaries, Music Videos, Live streaming, Adverts and Tv shows. And by the end of the course, you will have graduated worthy for us to be part of your projects.

If you are a complete beginner or want to graduate to the next level then this call is for you. Sign in to my Class and let’s get Started.

About the course

The course will instill in you the foundation needed to survive in the ever-changing world. You’ll be studying while working alongside the next generation of talented producers and artists. To capitalize on this, the student produce and present demo show’s featuring up and coming artists. From the start of the course, the learner should present an idea, he/she is expected through the course to develop it and do it by the very end of the program.

Duration: 1 Month
Practical Sessions: 40 hours

After Completion, we shall have access to 2 months free mentorship opportunities where you will interact with the tutor in a once a week interactive session.

The Course Outline

It can be incredibly complex and confusing for beginners, which is why we will have to begin by understanding what you know, we will explore what video production means and how it is used in different scenarios. Be able to understand the tasks and responsibilities for the video producers both in and out of studio.

Practical 1: Identify and familiarize with the tools available in the studio. Able to dictate what each does and why he/she would use each tool.

We will analyze camera choice and how it will affect every other camera decision — film or digital, types of lenses, camera settings, and available support gear. There are so many camera options available, it’s easy to get lost.

Keep it simple, focused, and efficient—don't shoot coverage. Learn how to use one camera to make the best film possible.

PRACTICAL: Doing some location scouting and a production plan that includes an equipment list.

Getting the idea behind having the lessons with both applications is to demonstrate that when you learn one editing application it's pretty easy to learn another. Most of the stuff is the same, and these lessons will help you get an idea of how different applications tackle the same problems.

PRACTICAL 2: Editing the 3- minute project

There are several camera settings a cinematographer needs to take into account before shooting. Know the camera’s dynamic range, iso, shutter and what you need to produce according to the output you need.

PRACTICAL 3: Shooting and doing a visual comparison with the camera and lenses available. By the end of the practical session, you will pick your preferred option for your project.

By knowing what a scene calls for, they can choose the right support gear necessary to pull off a camera move. The primary piece of gear is the tripod; however, there are other tools that can be used to create movement.

PRACTICAL 4: Producing a 3-minute video project

Framing is a major factor in the overall look of the film. We briefly run down the standard shots a cinematographer uses and why.

PRACTICAL 5: Re- Producing a 3-minute video project considering the different frames or shots

Lighting has a direct effect on the overall look of a film, which is why the lighting department reports to the Director of Photography. We will go through types of lights, sources of lights, three-point lighting.

PRACTICAL 6: Re-producing the 3-minute shoot with three-point lighting for a drama scene.
PRACTICAL 7: Re-producing the 3-minute shoot for a tv news room scene.

Sound is half picture. You will understand the tool used to capture sound in different scenarios and why each tool is useful.

We will watch 3 different films and breakdown the work of the DP. Not only to you see the actual camera movement and character blocking on set, also breakdown the type of lighting used and its placement.

PRACTICAL 8: Watch a scene in three different movies and try to make accurate guess to what type of lenses where used, lighting position, camera position as well as support gear like a Steadicam or dolly.

Coming up with a list and budget for a freelancer. A side job that you can do during the weekends will do some good.

SUMMARY - You will be able to On Complete evaluation, the learner presents a full radio show based on everything they learnt.