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Professional course in Video Production

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Video production has acquired a global dimension, that needs ever more qualified professionals.

This course trains professional video operators.

The student will be able to coordinate small productions, and conceive and implement their own ideas, as well as work within the context of a group. He or she will learn to use the videocamera in the correct way, and to frame quickly and safely; to manage Light and Audio sources; to shoot by hand, and fixed or stabilized mobile supports. He or she will learn how to manage the shoot, and multimedia resources; to choose the shots, to cut them at the right point, and to put them together in editing. He or she will learn to use Titling and Graphic Optimization tools, to create top and bottom titles, captions, sub-titles, text panels, logos, graphic elements and photography.

All these acquired skills will enable you to put yourself forward as a Video Maker in newsrooms, multimedia agencies, television and film production companies.

The course is generally aimed at those who wish to learn to document and/or build stories using audiovisual language; at those who intend to work in the sector, and are looking for professional training; but also for bloggers and people working in other fields of communication, who want to pursue their trade with a technical qualified background.

Program:

Analysis of audiovisual language

  • Brief History of Cinema using important examples
  • Television and other forms of video production through important examples: television formats, advertising, music videos, TV series and Video Art.

Produce a Video

Pre-production

  • Define the Subject.
  • Draw up the Storyboard.
  • Find the Location.
  • Put together a team.
  • Organize the production office: permits, releases, program.
  • Calculate costs and define the budget.
  • Present the project.
  • Finance the production: tenders, competitions, customers.

Production

  • Director’s concept.
  • The Shoot.
    • Analysis of framing as a part of the audiovisual language, with important examples.
    • Digital shooting.
    • Equipment:
      • Cameras and digital shooting devices.
      • Supports and accessories.
    • Creating the Look:
      • Rules of Framing.
      • Camera controls.
      • Audio and microphone recording.
      • Lighting the set for interiors.
      • Lighting the set for exteriors.
    • Recording settings:
      • Shoot formats and configuration.
      • Manual and Automatic controls.
    • Practice shooting sessions:
      • Inside.
      • Outside.
      • For documentary / televisual reportage.
      • For a corporate shoot, an advert, a short film, music video, feature film.
      • For a Live event: theatre, during a concert or conference.
  • Managing the storage of filmed material.
  • Multimedia sources: audio, photo, graphics, video.
  • The Edit.
    • Analysis of editing as a part of audiovisual language with important examples.
    • Short History of editing with important examples.
    • Organize the editing.
    • Digital editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro CC).
    • Assemble the filmed and other material.
    • Watch the filmed material.
    • Tools of digital editing.
    • Select the clips.
    • Put the clips together.
    • Add sound effects, narration and music.
    • Regulate audio volume.
    • Apply fades and filters.

Post-production

  • Watch the edit.
  • Color correction.
  • Insert titles and graphics.
  • Titling tools in Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Insert titles, sub-titles and credits in a video.
  • The use of Photoshop to optimize graphic and photographic elements.
  • The use of key frames to animate graphic and photographic elements.
  • Create captions and text panels with animated graphics.
  • Optimize video effects, graphics and titles.
  • Optimize audio.
  • Export the film.

Distribution

  • Deliver the commissioned work.
  • Broadcast for television and/or web.
  • Prepare yourself for the job market.

Tools to put yourself forward, and to get known

  • Create a multimedia portfolio.
  • Write an effective CV.

The course includes one or more collective and/or individual projects, that will conclude with a final exhibition of the works. Topics and forms of expression will be chosen in the classroom, based on the level of knowledge of the students in the class.

Professional course in Video Production

Level: Basic.

Duration: 6 months – 6 modules.

Start date: 28th October 2019 (until 30th April 2020) / 26th October 2020 (until May 7th 2021)

Hours: 8/10 hours per week, a total of 240 hours.