Videography Fundamentals Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

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

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

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.
Upon Request: Onsite Custom Private Training at Your Location!

Course Description: In this hands-on, two-day Videography training class, you can work on the technical and creative side of DSLR video. 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 learning how to control the camera, picking your locations, and framing your shots. You will then get hands-on practice capturing great footage using your video-capable DSLR (or any video-capable camera with full manual control e.g. mirrorless camera, DSLRs, and camcorders). The end file will be optimized for web and digital delivery.

Prerequisites: No 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. It is required that students bring in their own manual camera (mirrorless camera, DSLRs, and camcorders), camera user manual, and storage device (e.g. SD Card) or transfer cable to class. 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, Web, and DVD Multimedia Development

Videography Fundamentals Course Outline

Core Concepts and Terminology

1. The Exposure Triangle (and beyond!)

Shutter Speed and Motion Blur
Aperture and Depth of Field
Sensor Sensitivity and Visual Noise
Neutral Density Filters

2. Camera Setup

Monitoring for Exposure
Using a Light Meter
Previewing footage in Adobe Premiere Pro
What is a codec and why should I care? 

Hands-On Training

3. Choosing Your Shot

Shooting styles & Shot Types
When to shoot and when to wait
Time Lapse – best practices

4. Managing Exposure

Shooting for Shutter Speed
Shooting for Aperture
Shooting for Sensitivity
Shooting in varying conditions
Shooting in mixed natural light conditions

5. Composition

Framing the shot – The rule of thirds
The shooting line and why it’s important
Moving the Camera
Changing Focus

6. Working with People:

Working with Talent
When to use an assistant

Basic Lighting and Editing Demonstration

7. Lighting the scene (3-point lighting the easy way!):

Setting up lights
Lighting styles
Light placement
Working with diffusers and reflectors

8. Editing:

Basic Editing w/ Adobe Premiere Pro
Exporting Video from Adobe Media Encoder

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)

Public Enrollment Training

This course is currently not on our Public Enrollment Training Calendar. If you are interested, please click the link below to complete our request form.

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

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

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Dates to Register
We have instructors ready to teach this class, but we do not currently offer it on our Public Enrollment Training Calendar. If you are interested in this class, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly about your training options!

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!


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. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel.

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