Diploma in Video ProductionNortheastern School of Photography & Design
What you'll learn on the course
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INTRODUCTION TO VIDEOGRAPHY
Overview of Videography, Role of videography as part of visual communication. Introduction to dslr Film Making. Various commercial aspects of videography.
A deep knowledge of art and film history. Elements of visual design. Principles of visual composition. Colour theory. The art of visual storytelling and current stylistic trends as necessary for a Film Maker
Overview of production pipeline from a film makers' perspective. In-depth understanding of Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production phases. Breakdown of the phases of production pipeline. Understanding the roles of all members of production team.
Pre-Production includes, brain storming, script writing, storyboarding, scheduling, prop/wardrobe preparation, location scouting. Creating a concept for a group short film and advertisements. Script writing. Working with camera techniques: Camera confidential angles, Camera Shots and Camera Movements. Working with Screen Play and Production Script. Story boarding.
Creating concepts for shorts, ad films, documentary and feature films. Script and screenplay writing. Converting a concept to story, story to a script and script to final screenplay. Format and techniques of screen play writing. Story boarding.
Working with production team. Understanding roles of cinematographer, Director and production managers. Shooting the projects. Working with different camera rigs. Casting and acting overview. Creating mood of shot with lighting. Understanding lighting requirements for film. Working with constant lights. Working on production of a group short film from scratch: Lights, Camera and action.
SHOOTING AND EDITING VIDEO
Broader context for understanding how videos are produced (shot, captured, edited, and output). Learning the basics of how directors set up and frame shots, exploring the impact of framing and camera angle, height, and distance on the viewers' perception of the sequence. Shooting live videos for editing projects. Key terms that video editors use as well as creative concepts for your projects. The aesthetics of editing for; long fiction narrative, short fiction narrative, documentaries, advertisements and music videos.
INTRODUCTION TO POST PRODUCTION
Prepping for post production phase. Video editing and compositing. Sound editing. Working with post production applications. Giving the projects its finishing touches.
DIGITAL EDITING ENVIRONMENT
Linear editing vs Non-Linear editing, analysed to give you a context for today's editing environment. The transition between analog and digital media. Overview of NLE applications as per industry standards. Different stages in a digital editor's workflow.
Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro as a primary editing application. Creating a new project in premiere pro. In depth study of different digital video formats and their pros and cons. Understanding the interface. Creating custom editing interface as per the project needs. In-depth study of the tool sets and their uses. Online and offline video editing techniques in premier. Working with transitions and cuts. Indepth study of video and audio effects. Adding graphics and titles to a video. Exporting projects between Adobe Premier Pro and Adobe after effects. Video export settings. Understanding the interface of Adobe media encoder. Export formats and resolutions.
CONTINUITY, CUTS AND TRANSITIONS
Knowledge of continuity as a necessity for an Editor. Weaving visually distinct shots into a seamless continuum of time and space. Using well-known codes and conventions of pictorial language. Understanding cuts. Deep stylistic understanding of the film medium. Understanding transitions and how to use them effectively.
Understand the entire gamut of creative choices available in Montage Cutting. Exercises designed to teach Metric Montage, Rhythmic Montage, Tonal Montage, Over - Tonal Montage, Intellectual Montage. Montage styles; American Montage style and French Montage style.
GRAPHIC AND TITLE DESIGN
Learning Adobe Photoshop as essential design applications from editor perspective. Creating and exporting graphics and logos for videos with adobe Photoshop. Motion graphics and title design in after effects.
SOUND EDITING AND DESIGN
Technical and aesthetical requirements of sound track design and mixing Understanding all four components of audio track design - ambient sound, sound effects, and music independently. The quantitative aspects of sound are discussed—volume, loudness, pitch, and timbre. Examining how the syncing and fidelity of sound affects the viewing experience.