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☑ You'll create professional videos with the equipment you already have
☑ You'll feel comfortable making your own videos from conception and production to editing and posting online.
☑ Downloadable guides to help you with every section
☑ You'll know what equipment we suggest for beginner video creators.
☑ You'll know how to choose the right video to make with the best story.
☑ You'll know how to shoot great video with any camera.
☑ You'll know how to record better audio with a variety of microphones.
☑ You'll know how to set up basic video lights, including using natural lighting for your videos.
☑ You'll know the process of editing a video and how to make whatever you shoot more engaging.
☑ You'll know how to post videos online and get the most engagement.
This online video production course will teach you how to make amazing videos, whether you use a smartphone, webcam, DSLR, mirrorless, or professional camera.
Whether you're a YouTuber, blogger, vlogger, business owner, aspiring filmmaker, or just someone who wants to create videos, you will learn how to make professional videos with this course.
Master Video Production Techniques to Create Amazing Videos that Boost Your Views, Revenue and Drive Traffic To Your Business
While there are plenty of tutorials and courses that focus on specific cameras or styles, it's hard to find a comprehensive course like this one, which covers everything from coming up with great video ideas, executing them in production and post-production, and distributing them to a wide audience online.
Direct feedback from instructors on any of your video projects
Downloadable guides that will help you in every section of the course
Case studies that break down real world film projects
This video course is designed for all levels of video makers who want to improve their skills, create stellar videos, and even make money with their videos.
Key things you will learn:
Come up with great video topics that people will love watching and sharing
Master shooting your video in manual mode on a DSLR, mirrorless, or professional cinema camera
Expose and compose better shots that tell your story
Shoot amazing videos with smartphones, webcams, or even screencasts
Aerial videography with DJI drones
Light your videos with professional techniques, on a small budget
Record crisp and clean audio with different microphones in any environment
Edit videos to make them more engaging
Know what equipment to purchase to create great videos
Export the best quality videos for online viewing
Get more views, likes, and shares on social media
Grow a YouTube channel that ultimately brings in revenue
Make Professional Videos on Any Budget
Regardless of what your level of experience is or what type of camera you use, this in-depth course is designed to provide you with everything you need to take your video production skills to the next level.
Unlike other video courses or tutorials that are more limited in scope, this complete course teaches you the entire process.
Contents and Overview
This video course starts from the beginning, which is about coming up with great video ideas. You'll learn what makes a video great, and how to come up with video topics for your target audience. You'll walk through the pre-production process to ensure a smooth video shoot.
Before diving into how to shoot videos, we'll cover our recommended equipment. We share our favorite equipment for any budget - including cameras, audio gear, lighting kits, and editing applications.
You'll learn cinematography basics such as how to expose your video, how to compose great shots, how to film yourself, how to get great focus, and how to stabilize your shots. We cover how to do this for DSLR, mirrorless, smartphone, and webcam cameras. We even have a section on aerial drone videography!
You'll learn how to record great audio. First, we cover the different types of microphones, and how to choose the right microphone for your video project. Then you learn how to use the different types of microphones. Plus, you'll learn how to record audio in any environment, including getting rid of echo.
Lighting is one of the most important parts of video production, whether you're using a smartphone, webcam, or DSLR or mirrorless camera. You'll learn how to use free and inexpensive lighting techniques, and how to set up a lighting kit like the pros using the three-point lighting system.
Once you understand everything about shooting your video, you'll learn how to use editing to make your videos even better and more engaging. You'll learn how to find free music for your videos, how to design better titles, and how to use calls to action to increase engagement and conversion.
After all this, you'll learn how to better share your videos with the world. Learn how to choose the right platform for your video content. Get more views, likes, and shares with our tips for sharing on social media. And learn how to grow a YouTube channel with our best practices.
If you want to make better videos, this is the course for you.
Remember, there is a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. There is no reason to hesitate. Enroll now, see if you enjoy the course, and start making better videos today!
Phil, Will, and Sam
Introduction to Creating Great Videos
Welcome to the Course
You Need These Things to Make Great Videos
Create the RIGHT Video
Pre-Production: Get Ready to Make Your Video
Come Up with a GREAT Video Idea
Plan Your Video - Pre-Production Basics
Going Through the Production Checklist
Instructor Note - Get More Resources and Tips
Equipment - Our Suggestions for Getting Started
Does Equipment Matter? And the Budget Video Creator's Kit
Our Recommended Cameras
Our Recommended Audio Equipment
Our Recommended Lighting Equipment
Our Recommended Editing Equipment
Our Recommended Drone Equipment
Cinematography Basics - Shoot Great Videos
Know Your Settings and How to Get Proper Exposure
Compose Great Shots
Do You Know Your Settings?
How to Film Yourself
Choose a Background
Get Enough Footage - What Shots Do You Need?
Shoot Great Videos in Your Home: Phil's Office Setup
Get More Video Resources & Tips
Tips for Shooting with Different Cameras
DSLR & Mirrorless: Expose Your Shot
Smartphones: Shoot Great Videos Anywhere, Anytime
DSLR & Mirrorless: Get Great Focus
DSLR & Mirrorless: Camera Stabilization
DSLR & Mirrorless: Know Your Lenses
Webcams: Shoot Great Videos with Your Computer
Screencasting: Record Great Videos on Your Computer
Tips for Better Aerial / Drone Video
5 Types of Drone Shots to Try
Audio Recording and Microphones
Choose the Right Microphone for Your Video
Tips for Recording Audio in Any Environment
How to Use a Lavalier Microphone
How to Use a Shotgun Microphone
How to Record Audio with Your Computer
Do You Know Your Microphones?
Why We Light
Use Natural Light
The 3-Point Video Lighting Setup
Editing Better Videos
Intro to Post-Production
How to Edit a Video
Tell Your Story with Editing
Improve Your Audio with Editing
Finding Free and Inexpensive Music for Your Videos
Design Clean and Professional Titles
Increase Video Engagement with Calls to Action
How We Created Our Title Cards for this Course
Get More Views - Publishing Your Video Online
Export the Best Quality Video for Online
Promote Your Video to Get More Views
Grow Your YouTube Channel
Case Studies: Real-World Filmmaking
Case Study: Documentary Films with Phil
Case Study: Corporate Promo Videos with Ghirardelli Chocolate
Case Study: Wedding Videography
Case Study: Event Videography with Major Lazer
Office Hours - Live Q&A Sessions
LIVE Q&A 1
Live Q&A 2
BONUS - Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
Intro to Video Editing in Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Orientation - Starting a Project
Importing and Organizing
Starting a New Sequence and Understanding the Timeline
Adding Clips to the Timeline, Syncing Footage, and Making Selects
Using the Editing Tools
Adding B-Roll (Cutaway Clips)
Adjusting Clip Size and Position
Editing a Narrative Scene
OPTIONAL: Editing Down a Long Interview
BONUS - Creative Cinematography Lessons
Intro to Cinematography Lessons
What is Video Resolution?
What is Frame Rate?
Deeper Dive into Lenses
What is Latitude?
Complete Camera Overview
Lighting Demonstration - What Can Lighting Say?
Make Eyes Pop with an 'Eye Light'
Bonus Lecture: Get Any of Phil's Course for Up to 90% Off
overall the course is great, it really does help in becoming a good video producer, the kind of details that are taught in this course are great, but the only tiny problem is that some things which should be told to the students are not delivered to them. Like for example, in the section in which we are told about how to take different shots, and how to operate the camera, it is not informed to the students that at which setting your shutter speed should be set (i.e double of the frame rate, generally), but it is a question which is asked in the quiz which starts just after the video ends. so a student who doesn't knew about this will not be able to answer. That is something which is missing the course.
I thought it was a great course! Very informative! I wish there was a bit more detailed case study for a cinematic video, but I sure learned a lot of interesting things.
I liked the course. It gives a good overview and covers the basics of video production. I have seen some of these things while studying journalism but I specifically watched the course to get a better idea about cameras, microphones and lighting.
I am learning some specific logistical details about camera operation and setting up shots. I had no idea how great natural light could be. My filming environment for work is generally an enclosed room with no windows. I end up doing a lot of green screen. This course is opening up my options and approach to designing shots, plus enhancing our very involved live stream.
Yes, really excited! Very clear and happy that the sections are so short. I have 14 minutes in my day to follow a video workshop :)
Ótimo, até agora sem defeitos. Fiz uma atividade logo no começo do curso e estou ansioso para mais! Por hora está dentro das minhas expectativas.
Very informative and thoughtful. Starting with the basics. I was just thinking buy a camera and some lights. Point, shoot & edit. But I like how they present the process and consideration for the ultimate purpose.
This is pretty basic stuff, but good news is that even if you know a lot about videography, you have something to learn about editing, etc... If you're a little more advanced, and you have the patience to sit through the basic stuff, you will pick up some tips and ideas that make the course very much worth the time and money.
There is a lot of theory so far but not much explanation as to how to go about it. But the teachers are well spoken and engaging so it is not boring.
It teach me alot of stuff that me as a newbie and an amateur to learn alot. The assignment are a plus point it force me to act and try which ofcourse without them i might be lazy to try something. Thank you
This is great high level information on the video process. The presenters are concise and easy to understand
I like the collaborative attempt, encouraging students to review each others submissions and the feedback. As far as fit for me, I'm still OK with being a one-man-show (at this point) so some of the content category of this course isn't for me.
I have taken several classes but this one gives more than just technique. It covers how we think about story, how we learn to develop a style by looking at what others do with a critical eye that includes technical considerations as well as creativity. So far, I have gotten more inspiration and knowledge from this course than I have from any other courses I have taken.
the videos are great and easy to understand. the only issue is that I couldn't finish the first assigment where one had to leave an inspirational video in the questions comment, because it was on VIMEO, and the system blocked it.
I enjoyed this course. I've been doing YouTube videos for around 10 years strictly for fun. I wanted to find new ways to add to them and realized I would need to learn the basics. This course does that very well and I look forward to applying what I've learned in future videos.