What is the course about?
On this course you will learn how to shoot professional high quality video interviews using advanced lighting techniques and sound. You will learn about equipment and how to control the look and feel of the interview. We will show you how to determine the mood of the interview, properly set the exposure, choose a backdrop, and accurately record the sound. We will also show you professional techniques for controlling the light and give you tips on editing best practice.
What will we cover?
- Location and backgrounds
- Exposure triangle
- Lighting techniques (including bouncing, dimming and diffusing)
- One camera and multi camera set up
- Framing the shot
- Sound recording
- Crafting interview questions
- Editing using Adobe Premiere Pro.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand exposure principles in a DSLR camera
- Use different types of lighting techniques
- Set up one camera and multi camera interview scenarios
- Understand framing principles (including choosing appropriate lens for the interview)
- Record sound on the location
- Use interview questions techniques
- Perform an edit of your footage using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an intermediate to advanced course but open to anyone with a digital camera who is interested in advancing their skills in video filming and editing. Experience with a DSLR camera for filming will be advantageous but is not necessary.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note we will be working on Apple Mac computers.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to bring your own digital SLR camera with you to the class if you have one. If you don’t, some cameras will be made available to the group for use in the class. The latest professional equipment and software will be available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick or portable hard drive – please note PC-formatted hard drives can be read by Apple Mac computers, but not written to.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your film making practice further in VG388 Documentary film making: a practical course or a range of short courses in film making, editing, Adobe After effects, animation and sound.
Build offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details