Videographer's Boot Camp™-Basic Training
Basic Training...go from video shmo to video pro and earn a living doing what you love: shooting video!
Updated on Sep, 2023
Language - English
Do you love creating video? Do you want to learn what it takes to make a career as a videographer?
Learn all the basics of videography and become a professional.
What you'll learn in this course:
Learn what features you'll need in the equipment you buy or that you will encounter when working for a production company or news station.
Learn all the basics of what to shoot & how to shoot to effectively tell a story.
Become an artist by learning the effective use of lighting.
Learn how to record clean, professional audio.
Discover the tips & tricks of the trade that will make your professional life easier & help you overcome obstacles.
Learn how to act like a professional and keep getting gigs.
Please note that we will be discussing equipment and techniques for typical "Run & Gun"/ENG (Electronic News Gathering) type of productions. This is the most common type of production you will encounter in news, events, and AV type environments where the ability to move fast is key. For this reason we will be discussing all-in-one type camcorders with servo zoom lenses and not DSLR cameras with fixed focal length lenses. We will also note be getting into stabilizers, gimbals, sliders, etc.
Become a pro videographer
While technology changes, the basics of visual storytelling stay the same. Those basics include effective camera operation, creative lighting & clean audio recording. You'll learn all of that with this course. Believe it or not, many people already earning a living as videographers don't have these basics mastered so you can gain an advantage by learning what I teach you. After you have the knowledge and practice your craft, you can work as a freelance camera operator, works at a news station or a production company. You can even start your own production company!
Why is this course unique?
I have 30+ years of experience and can help you avoid problems and overcome obstacles that only experience can teach you. Besides lectures, there are plenty of demonstrations with my assistants. I'll also show you real-world examples of professional video. I'll shoot a story and break down the elements for you so you can do it too!
Who this course is for:
- This course is FOR the newbie who wants to make a career as a videographer. This course is NOT for intermediate and advanced students (although intermediate students may find useful information throughout the lectures.) Also, this series is about how to shoot professional video. We are not covering editing.
What will you learn in this course:
Learn all the basics of professional videography...equipment selection, how to shoot, lighting, recording professional audio, tips they don't teach you in school, and how to be a professional. Please note that we will be discussing equipment and techniques for typical "Run & Gun"/ENG (Electronic News Gathering) type of productions. This is the most common type of production you will encounter in news, events, and AV type environments where the ability to move fast is key. For this reason we will be discussing all-in-one type camcorders with servo zoom lenses and not DSLR cameras with fixed focal length lenses.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
You do not need any materials to take this course...only a desire to to create compelling video
Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course
Equipment Selection-Codecs & Cameras
- Boot Camp Promo 02:32 02:32
- Part 1-Equipment, Chapter 1 18:02 18:02
- Part 1-Equipment, Chapter 2-Equipment: Camera, Tripod, Audio, Lighting 12:35 12:35
Part 2-Shooting Video
Part 6-Best Practices: How to Act Like a Pro and Make a Career
Derek FremdWhile technology always changes, the basics of visual storytelling remain the same.
I have been a producer, director, cameraman, and editor for 30+ years in South Florida. I create diverse video programming from 1/2 hour broadcast specials to news, educational non-profit, corporate, awards videos, Video-On-Demand, and events. My work has won Telly Awards (which every year honors the very best film & video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional, & cable tv commercials and programs.) In partnership with Comcast we won a prestigious NAMIC (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) award for Best Digital Media for a 10-part series I directed, shot, and edited (and also produced three of the segments.). With Warner Bros. Publications I directed and edited dozens of music instructional videos that sold hundreds of thousands of units in retail locations and online. I am an experienced professional in all aspects of media creation...lighting, audio, camera operation, directing, editing, and writing.
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