Diploma in Video Production

Northeastern School of Photography & Design
In Guwahati

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  • Diploma
  • Guwahati
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

DIPLOMA IN VIDEO PRODUCTION

Overview
Video Production is a filmmaking course designed to be a hands-on video production environment. Students will be introduced to the stages of film production, which will take them from an original concept through to a completed film. Students will learn the vocabulary of cinema-production, compositional rules in cinematography and film direction, and traditional shot techniques, This course will focus on short films as an art form. Students will learn aspects of a variety of film genres including documentary, comic variety, narrative, dialogues, commercials, silent film, music video, stop motion, etc. Students will write their own short scripts, which they will cast, direct, shoot on DSLRs, and edit on digital editing software. Students will present their films for class discussion and analysis. The course will conclude with students screening their films.

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Where and when

Starts Location Timetable
Flexible
Guwahati
3rd Floor, Standard Charter Bank building, Opp. Rabinra Bhawan, Digholi Pukhuri, Ambari, 781001, Assam, India
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What you'll learn on the course

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Teachers and trainers (1)

Tarun Gupta
Tarun Gupta
Faculty

Course programme

Syllabus

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEOGRAPHY

Overview of Videography, Role of videography as part of visual communication. Introduction to dslr Film Making. Various commercial aspects of videography.

VISUAL LITERACY

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

PRODUCTION PIPELINE

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

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.

SCREENPLAY WRITING

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.

PRODUCTION

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.

EDITING APPLICATIONS

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.

MONTAGES

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.


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