How to Make Great Videos – Beginners’ Creative Course.
Making great videos in not rocket science. The trouble is, many How-To-Make Video courses leave the students high and dry, often learning lots about the gear and little or nothing about the creative side. Gear is easy! The creative side, less so. Lesson-1. It’s not the gear that makes videos good. It’s the ability to tell stories. Lesson-2. If your soundtrack isn’t good, your video won’t be good. Here you’ll learn what is really important in making great videos, and how to get there fast. I’ve kept things easy to understand, with no unnecessary jargon, and in just 30 lessons I’ll get you from knowing almost nothing, to making videos that people will really love to watch. And that you will love to make! Welcome to getting really good at making videos – fast.
Hello and welcome to my Videos that kill on the Internet. Beginner course. In the next 30 lessons, I'm going to explain how to make really good videos by sharing with you what is really important - fast!
Or course cameras and gear are important. But they are not as important as you think. Here I break down the choices you have and help you decide what's needed for your video making needs.
Your microphone and its protection against wind noise are more important than your camera. yes. I've said it. More important! And here is why.
Keeping shots still and camera moved smooth is very important. And there are many ways to achieve this.
Action cameras are wonderful at some things, and useless for many.
Choosing the format you use now will determine it for all time. Make the right decision before you begin.
Choosing the standard frame rate you use now will determine it for all time. And how varying it affects the images you will capture.
The basics of the depth-of-field (AKA depth-of-focus) is explained here.
Please don't dwell too much on the gear. The moment equipment gets in the way or complicates filmmaking, it means you are missing the point.
Best basic filming techniques
How lenses work.
Basic image composition techniques. This is a very important lesson.
Techniques to engage your audience and be likeable when presenting to camera.
How and where to place a microphone to capture the best audio.
More on positioning the microphone for best audio with auto-audio levels on cameras.
Case study. Storytelling.
Find YOUR story.
Backgrounds are important.
The key to getting lots of really good, usable footage when shooting video. This is a very important lesson.
A typical shoot consists of shooting both A and B roll footage. They are both needed to tell a story.
It's through the eyes of a person or animal that its soul is seen.
Editing for beginners. Part-1
The best and most rewarding part of making videos is in the edit. The editing process is where all one's hard work pays off.
Editing in the spirit of the music track.
Be careful. Overly clever or fancy transitions and titles can ruin a good movie. Keep them simple!
Be careful. The wrong music WILL ruin a good movie. How to make the right music choice. This is a very important lesson.
These are the steps to make a video. 1.Idea. 2.Shot list. 3.Shoot. 4.Post production. 5.Release. Video to be added soon.
Thank you for spending this time with me. Here I summarise the most important lessons in this course, in a nutshell.