Videography Training Course

Videography Fundamentals Training Class for Multimedia Production

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., & On-Site

Videography Fundamentals for Multimedia Production Course Description:

In this hands-on Videography training class, you can work on the technical and creative side of DSLR video (or any other video camera you may have!). You will learn from an industry expert how to go from pre-production to post-production while working hands-on with real equipment and scenarios. We will start with the design of your story, picking your locations, framing your shots, lighting your shots (if needed), using a green screen, mic’ing your subjects and capturing great footage using your video-capable DSLR* (or any other video camera you may have). Then, we’ll put all of the pieces together while enhancing picture and sound. The end file will be optimized for web and digital delivery.
• Pre-production
• Writing the Script
• Location Scouting
• Production
• Camera Setup
• Lighting the Scene
• Working with a green screen
• Shooting
• Post-production
• Editing
• Exporting Your Video

Prerequisites for Attending Videography Fundamentals for Multimedia Production:

No prior knowledge of videography is required. Basic knowledge and experience in camera usage and computer technology is required. Users with experience in multimedia applications who are moving toward integrating video will gain from taking ThinkBIG.LearnSmart.’s course. It is suggested that students bring in their own camera to class. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications, files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use Videography Fundamentals for Multimedia Production:

Multimedia Professional and eLearning Developers that are New to Production

Projects That Use Videography Fundamentals for Multimedia Production:

Video, Web, and DVD Multimedia Development

Locations for Videography Fundamentals for Multimedia Production:

In-Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (right by the Columbia Mall)
Private Custom Training On Site at Your Location

Videography Fundamentals for Multimedia Production Class Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Everyday (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Everyday (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

It is then suggested as a next step that students register for Premiere Pro Intro for further editing skills.

Related Training and Certification Courses:

Premiere Pro CC Advanced
Premiere Pro CC Intro
Premiere Pro ACA Training & Certification Pack
After Effects CC Advanced
After Effects CC Intro

Videography Training Course Outline


Writing the script:
What do you want to communicate?
Who is your audience?
How will they get your material?

Location Scouting:
Where do you need to shoot?
Do you need lights?
Do you need special equipment (rails, jibs, etc)?
Any audio considerations? Is it noisy?
What about power?
Gear check- right gear for the job
Create an equipment list – What do you need?
Logistics Tech scout
How will this really go?


Camera Setup:
Best place to be to take advantage of the existing light
Framing the shot – The rule of thirds
Do not cross the shooting “line”!
“M” is for manual – Learn how to set up your camera in manual mode

Lighting the scene (3-point lighting the easy way!):
Working with lights
Working with diffusers
Working with reflectors
Where should you put the lights?
GreenScreen lighting

Shooting styles
Working with Talent
When to use an assistant
Working with Audio
Getting the shot
Dynamic Shooting for more interesting footage
When to shoot and when to wait
Time Lapse – best practices


Media Management – Importing
Basic Editing w/ Adobe Premiere Pro
Multicamera editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
Audio Sync the fast and easy way!
Basic color correction
Basic Effects
Basic Titles
Basic Audio cleanup (Adobe Audition)
Basic GreenScreen Keying

Exporting your video:
What is a codec and why should I care?
What’s the best way to export for YouTube? Vimeo? Others?
Exploring the Adobe Media Encoder



All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Videography Training Class Reviews

“Great instructor! Knowledgeable, motivating and offered great real-world examples of techniques/tools.” - Zach C. Erickson Living

“Think Big Learn Smart really pulls out the bells and whistles for you when you come to their location. My experience as a first time student was wonderful. The instructor was very attentive, and the amount of hospitality you receive is great. Definitely a place I will recommend to other professionals.” -Shannon P. – American Coatings Association

“This was a great class. The instructor was enthusiastic and taught the course work so that it was easy to understand and remember. We were encouraged to ask questions and the class was catered to meet each individual’s interests. I would definitely do this again.” - Emily M. – Propane

“This videography training class was great. The hands on work, and Sylus is an A Plus Teacher- willing to work over time, very early in the morning, lunch and after hours. The instructor also gave me resources for equipment and other resources to help me later in life. A++ :-) – Terry M.

“The ThinkBig team is fantastic. From the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave, you feel like they are doing everything they can to make sure you have a pleasant and rewarding experience.” – Anthony M. – DSM

“In two days, we were able to develop a highly professional video!! Amazing! The training was excellent from preplanning to the final product. I would highly recommend ThinkBig!” – Jacki D. – LCB Solutions, LLC

“The training was great. Instructor was very knowledgeable on all topics covered and made the concepts very easy to understand. The Video Fundamentals course was very engaging and interactive. For someone with not much prior photography experience, it was a phenomenal introduction course and I would highly recommend it to anyone just starting out.” –Aron W.

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Videography Fundamentals

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Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015 Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 8:30 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT Register or Add to Cart
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Monday, Nov 09, 2015 Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 8:30 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT Register or Add to Cart
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Monday, Dec 28, 2015 Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 8:30 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT Register or Add to Cart