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Getting Through Your First Video Alive - Video Survival Course
During this live event on September 20 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, Matt Pierce will talk with video creators to help you learn key skills to survive creating your first or 30th video. Join guests with expertise in visual storytelling, video editing, getting feedback, and more.
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.