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Basics: Writing and Using Scripts
An early step in the video creation process is writing your script. Here’s a look at why you should use a script, an overview of script types, what’s needed in a script, and some tips for better script writing.
Basics: Creating & Using Storyboards
While a video script tells you what to say in the video, storyboards tell you what to show while recording. Learn the basics of how to create and use a storyboard. (You don't have to be an artist!)
Basics: Using a Shot List
The shot list is a must-have for longer or more complex videos. This document gives details pertaining to specific types of shots within a scene such as close up, full shot, zoom in, etc.
Basics: Setting Up to Shoot Video
Decisions made while preparing for a video shoot make a huge difference in the quality of your video. This course covers the basics of using a tripod, microphone, basic framing, the rule of thirds, and more.
Basics: Lighting Your Video
Adding lights to your video production is an easy way to greatly improve overall quality. While the idea of lighting can seem overwhelming or complicated – it isn’t. This two-part course covers various light options, proper placement, and basic troubleshooting tips.
Basics: Recording Audio In Your Environment
A key element of a great video is good audio. Having bad audio is the easiest way to lose your audience. Many people tolerate video glitches but are less likely to continue watching a video if it doesn't sound good.
Basics: Syncing Audio and Video
Recording audio separately from your camera or screen recording is a great option for many video creators. Or, you might need to rerecord an audio track and add it to a video. This course covers how to correctly sync audio and video recordings.
Basics: Recording Your Screen
Cameras aren't the only way to capture video! This course covers a few reasons why you might want to record your screen and some tips and tricks to help you get ready to capture your computer.