Videography Fundamentals with DSLR, Mirrorless, & Mobile Devices Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. & On-Site at Your Location

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Outline & Course Information

ThinkB!G Exclusive LogoDuration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

Locations for Training:
In Person at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland near Baltimore, Washington D.C., Virginia region.
Virtually Online Live (VOLT) From Anywhere! Students Join the Same In Person Class Remotely.
Upon Request: Onsite Custom Private Training at Your Location!

Course Description: In this two-day Videography training class, you will learn the technical and creative side of DSLR/Mirrorless and Mobile shooting. You will learn from an industry expert on the fundamentals, pre-production to post-production while based on real-world scenarios. We will start with learning how to control the camera, picking your locations, lighting, framing your shots, and incorporating audio. You will then have the foundational knowledge to capture great footage using your video-capable DSLR or Mobile device (or any video-capable camera with full manual control e.g. mirrorless camera, DSLRs, and camcorders). You will gain experience bringing footage into Adobe Premiere Pro for an overview of video editing.

Prerequisites: No equipment or prior knowledge of videography is required. Users with experience in multimedia applications who are moving toward integrating video will gain from taking ThinkBIG’s course. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands.

Job Roles That Use Videography Fundamentals:
Multimedia Professional and eLearning Developers that are New to Production

Projects That Use Videography Fundamentals:
Video, Mobile, Web, and DVD Multimedia Development

Videography Fundamentals with DSLR, Mirrorless, & Mobile Devices Course Outline

FOUNDATIONS
1. Foundations of Videography
Composition
Lighting
Movement
Audio
Storytelling with Pictures

2. Videography Core Concepts and Terminology
Aperture
ISO
Shutter Speed
Pixels & Resolution (HD, 4K, UHD)
Progressive & Interlaced Video
Frame Rate
Image Basics
Focus
Peaking
Exposure
Zebra Stripes
Color Temperature
White Balance
Portrait vs. Landscape

3. Production Process
Pre-Production
• Script: Work from a Script (Plan your work, work your plan)
• Shot List: Building a Shot List from your script
• Storyboarding: Plan Your Shots with Sketches

Production
• Shoot Your Video

Post-Production
• Editing with the final Shot Sequence

SET UP
4 Shooting with a DSLR or Mirrorless
Anatomy of a DSLR Camera
Differences between DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Camera Settings: Manual vs Auto Settings
Lens Selection: Wide Angle to Zoom Lenses
How shooting video is different than photography
180 Degree Rule (Frame Rate & Timecode)
Exposure Triangle
White Balancing a Shot
Focus: Manual vs Auto
Aperture and Depth of Field
Understanding Exposure
Monitoring with Zebra Stripes
Understanding Color Temperature
Neutral Density (ND) Filters to Correct
Sensors and Visual Noise
Working with Motion Blur
Problems and Fixes with DSLR

5. Lighting
Working with Lighting Instruments
Understanding Lighting Concepts
Setting up lights
Lighting styles
Light placement
Working with diffusers and reflectors
Using Correction Gels

6. Audio
Audio Rules to Live By
Onboard Mics vs Using a Separate Audio Recorder
Lav Mic vs Boom Mic
Setting Proper Audio Levels

7. Gear for Video
The Importance of Camera Prep and the Basic Items
Audio Recording or Adapter
Tripods & Sliders
Support Rigs for DSLRs & Mobile: Sliders, Gimbles, Stabilizers
Video scopes & Light Meters
External Monitor
Follow Focus
Matte Box
Flash (Speed Light)

8. Shooting with Digital Mobile Devices
Using the Camera’s built in apps
Best Apps for Shooting Video
What to look for in an App
Shooting: Time-Lapse, Slo-Mo, Video for iPhone & Android
Controlling Frame Rates
Taking a picture while shooting video
Checking your device before shooting

TECHNIQUES
9. Composition
Framing your Shot
The Rule of Thirds
Look Room
Head Room
Frame Left & Frame Right
Planning for Screen Space
Changing Focus while shooting
Shot Blocking
Moving the Camera

10. Getting Different Shots
Shot Terminology:
Wide Shot (WS) / Establishing Shot
Medium Shot (MS)
Close Up (CU) & Extreme Close Up (XCU)
Shot 1, Shot 2 etc.
Over the Shoulder (OTS)
Reaction/Reverse Angle Shot
Dutch Angle/Tilt
Static, Hand-Held, Dolly, Pan, Zoom
Tilt up / Tilt Down
Snap Zoom

11. Special Shooting (Working with Camera Gear)
Studio vs Field Production
Green Screen Interview
Multi-Cam Shot
Time-lapse Video
Tripod vs No Tripod Shooting
Gimbles and Sliders

12. Shooting Headshots with Video
Pick your background
Prepare your subject
Pose your subject
Make sure your subject is well lit
Use a flattering focal length
Blur your background
Expose for your subject’s face
Focus on the subject’s eyes

13. Overview of Editing
Features of Premiere Pro for Editing
Video Editing for Multi-Cam
Reconnecting Audio with Video
Exporting Video from Adobe Media Encoder
Other Apps that are worth mentioning
Codecs (Input/Output Codecs)

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer with Software & Class Files for Use During Training (Online Live Students can LOG ON to ThinkB!G Computers for No Installs)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only)
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

Commercial Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $795
GSA/Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $640.81
Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $745

Dates to Register!

 

Custom Private Training – Onsite at Your Location, Online Live, or at ThinkB!G

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Dates to Register

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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Dec 06, 2021 Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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Monday, Jan 31, 2022 Tuesday, Feb 01, 2022 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

Click to Get a Quote Now!

Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel. 
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