Video Creation Crash Course: From Concept to Delivery
What You'll Learn
Video production doesn't have to take months and cost thousands. Professional, well-produced videos can be achieved, you just need the right plan, tools and gear. This class will teach you how to create professional videos using simple equipment and video production apps. This five-part class, taught by two digital marketing and video professionals, will get you up to speed on what it takes to produce professional videos.
This class will be most valuable when applied to a project, so please come with a video project in mind (even if it's a high-level idea). Parts of the classes will be working on your project, so it's best to have a general idea before the class.
Class 1: Strategy, Vision and Concept
In the first class, you'll learn where video works best, creating a concept, the importance of a creative brief and where to begin to bring your vision to life. What's the point? Why are you making the video? Who is the audience? What will resonate with them? What are your goals? Where will it live?
Class 2: Planning & : Gearing Up
You'll learn about the equipment necessary to bring your ideas to life (it might just be your phone!). Learn what we have on our gear list and what is possible with a budget of any size. This show-and-tell class allows you to interact and test various options for cameras, audio, phone shooting gear and other production equipment.
Class 3: Pre-Production & Production
Learn everything you need to know before hitting the record button! We'll dive into filming best practices, from a bare-bones phone shoot to a full camera setup. We will discuss practical shooting tips and tricks, basic lighting, good audio, location scouting, talent and more.
Class 4: Post-production
You have your footage, now what? This class explores the navigation of an editing program, editing best practices and the elements of a good edit. We'll also go over the best resources for music, graphics, stock footage and voiceover, and how to export your video.
Class 5: Distribution
We will revisit the brief and strategy you created in class one and discuss the effective channels to distribute, how to cut down and repurpose your video and how to measure success. This class will hit on paid promotion, sharing links, consistency in content creation and distribution, YouTube optimization, and what analytics you need to know.
Presented By Bruce Borowsky
In addition to being a Co-Founder of Boulder Digital Arts, Bruce Borowsky has been an award-winning filmmaker for over 30 years. As a partner in Pixel Mill Studios, Bruce specializes in mid to high-end corporate videos, as well as working on documentaries filmed all over the world. Bruce has worked on a wide variety of projects for both corporate and commercial clients not only as producer and director, but also as cameraman, lighting director, and editor.
While getting his Master's degree at San Francisco State University in the late 80's, Bruce had the good fortune to work as a full-time assistant for renowned adventure photographer Galen Rowell. For over 5 years in the early 90's, Bruce produced "The Climbing Show," a half-hour television series on rock climbing and mountaineering, broadcast nationally on the Outdoor Channel. Bruce's personal documentary "18 days, 16 hours," which recounted his sailboat race across the Atlantic Ocean in 2002, won "Best Documentary" award at a national film festival. Bruce is currently working on his latest personal doc "Walking On Eggshells," about people who have a family member with a mental illness - attempting to better illustrate what's it's like for the families. You can see more of Bruce's work at www.pixelmillstudios.com.
BDA Members: $949.00