Video Production Bootcamp
In this comprehensive four-week course, we tackle video production from start to final output. We’ll cover everything from turning on your camera and shooting video for the first time, to audio, lighting, editing and more. Students will be asked to apply skills learned in the class to produce a video and will screen their production at the fourth session of the workshop.
Class One – The Basics | Three Hours
Video — your camera can shoot it but you’re not sure where to start? Have you tried video but aren't happy with the results? Shutter, ISO, Aperture — they don’t work the same as when taking photos.
In this portion, we introduce beginner concepts and techniques necessary for shooting video with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Targeted at beginning videographers and anyone interested in shooting video, this course covers cinematography basics.
Class one is also available as a standalone class, Shooting Basic Video - Learn More and Register Here
Class one topics
• Choosing the Right Camera
• Lens Selection
• Video Resolution
• Video Frame Rates
• Shutter, Aperture and ISO
• Exposure Triangle for Video
• Basic Audio
• Basic Lighting
• Stabilization with Tripod and Monopod
• Intro to an Editing Timeline
Class Two – Beyond the Basics | Four hours with model shoot
In this course, we introduce intermediate concepts and techniques for shooting cinematic video.
Class two topics
• Stabilization for Video
• Advanced Lighting
• Advanced Audio
• Creative Frame Rates
• Color Profile
• White Balance
• Must-Have Gear
• Shoot Planning and Story Telling
Class Three – The Edit | Three hours
What do I do with all this video footage I shot, where do I start, how do I add music to my videos?
In this course, we introduce foundational concepts and techniques for non-linear video editing. This course covers how to work with your video footage, create sequences, work with sequences on a timeline, add transitions, add or modify audio and export your clip for viewing. In this course we will use Adobe Premiere Pro for editing but the basic concepts can be applied in any editing program.
Class three topics
• Adobe Premiere Interface
• Creating a Project
• Organizing and Importing Media
• Creating and Timeline/Sequence
• Selecting Clips
• Working with Audio
• Adding Music
• Adding Titles/Graphics
• Exporting Final Videos
Class Four – Review | Two hours
In the final session, students will screen their class project for the instructor and fellow students for critique and feedback.
Required Equipment for Workshop
Students should have an intermediate understanding of photographic exposure - how shutter speed, ISO and aperture work together. We suggest the Manual Camera Control Bootcamp as a prerequisite class to this.
• Camera - DSLR or Mirrorless that records video
• A fully charged battery
• A freshly formatted memory card
• Note-taking supplies
• Non-linear video editing software (We teach on and recommend Adobe Premier)
• A computer capable of editing video
About the Instructor
Todd White specializes in fashion, commercial and portrait photography and videography. He is a LUMIX Global Ambassador and a Saramonic Ambassador. His client list includes Facebook, Pinterest, The Alamo, Neiman Marcus and various fashion designers. Todd has photographed with many country music artists including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and George Strait. His commercial work has been published in Vogue, British Vogue, Elle, People, the Wall Street Journal as well as other publications. He is an Emmy award-winning Producer and Videographer for the Daytripper TV show on PBS. Todd is an instructor at Precision Camera and Video in Austin, TX.
Please review our class cancellation policy below.
Tier 1: Standard Classes
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund for standard classes. If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You may reschedule a class only if notice is given before the start time of the class. Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund no later than two business days prior to the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.
How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored.
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