Videography Fundamentals Training Course

Videography Fundamentals Training for Multimedia Production: Course Description

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, & On-Site

Course Overview:

In this hands-on, two-day 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 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 other video camera you may have). The end file will be optimized for web and digital delivery.

Prerequisites for Attending Videography Fundamentals for Multimedia Production:

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 camera, 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 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 (next to the Columbia Mall)
Private Custom Training On Site at Your Location

Times for Videography Fundamentals:

In Person: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Videography Fundamentals for Multimedia Production Class Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
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)

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.

Videography Fundamentals for Multimedia Production Course Reviews:

“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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Premiere Pro Advanced
Premiere Pro Intro
Premiere Pro ACA Training & Certification Pack
After Effects Advanced
After Effects Intro
Storytelling & Script Writing for Video Production
Video Production Lighting Techniques
Audio Recording Fundamentals
DaVinci Resolve 15 Certification Training BootCamp

Videography Fundamentals Training for Multimedia Production: 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
Lighting

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 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

I have had many classes at ThinkB!G and I think that the quality of training, knowledge of teachers, and friendliness of staff really sets think big apart from other training centers that I have attended.” – Nathan Q., DMA

“Great Class. I am much more comfortable with the shutter speed and aperture and I will actually be going back to my office with more knowledge on my camera than what I started with.” – Rebecca S., DMA

“Not being a trained photographer, just learning about the triangle of light and the placement of lighting was great for me. ThinkB!G was a great learning experience. Knowledgeable instructors, great classroom setting and comfortable accommodations makes for a great learning experience.” – David K., Cross Country Consulting

Great to attend a class that not totally follows a manual and every question was answered.” – Geninne J., FDA

“The staff is fantastic. The instructor was knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. A great environment for learning!” – Daniel P., NIH

“Clean facility, professional environment, friendly staff. Great experience at Think Big!” – Will L., Independent

“I’ve switched jobs in my company. I knew ThinkBig would be the place to help me catch up on my new roles and necessary skills.” – Ernesto G., SSA

“The Videography class is a great way for learning new things regardless of your experience level. There’s always new stuff to learn! The Instructor used practical examples and clear demonstrations for a very complex subject to make it easily understandable. I went from guessing on how to set my DSLR camera to being confident on what setting to change in various scenarios.” – Brandon S., NSA

“Lighting was excellent. It’s all about learning about lighting. This training was amazing. I came in knowing almost nothing and left feeling completely confident in running my own shoot.” – Amber D., Glatfelter Insurance Company

From the moment I walked in the experience was over and above. Customer service in the lobby was very pleasant and the treatment throughout was friendly and professional. The assortment of beverages and snacks available was much more than expected. The lunch that was provided was delicious and having that provided along with breakfast made the day stress free and insured no one got hangry.” – Tiffany F., United States Office of Government Ethics

“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 an A+ 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

This is my third time training at Think Big and I love it! I learn best in a hands on environment and that is exactly what you get here. The staff and instructors are friendly and knowledgeable. Even with a 2 day class, you leave with so much.” – Maggie D., NIH

“In two days, we were able to develop a highly professional video!! Amazing! The training was excellent from pre-planning 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.

“[The Instructor] was wonderful, very patient and also incredibly smart. He made a difficult subject easy.” – Lauren T. – LCB Solutions, LLC

“Fun and professional presentation by a very knowledgeable instructor. Highly recommend!” – MaryAnne G., Airbus

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