In this course, Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel helps bridge the gap between photography and film—between still pictures and moving images—by showing what it takes to transition to video. The course covers the most essential video production techniques, from framing and lighting for continuous shots to directing the viewer's attention and incorporating camera movement and sound—Eduardo even provides a brief overview of his post-production workflow. By following along with Eduardo and his team, you'll understand why these concepts are so important and start applying them to your video and hybrid projects right away.
Look for the follow-up course, Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking On Location, where Eduardo shows how these lessons apply to a real-world shoot. Coming soon to the lynda.com library!
- Understanding the 5 Cs of cinematography
- Choosing the right camera
- Framing for continuous shots
- Lighting techniques
- Using camera movement to enhance your story
- Leading the senses with sound
- Working with different microphones
- Editing and post-production considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
- Hi, I'm Eduardo Angel. As we all know, the emergence of HD video and current digital cameras has opened up a new world of opportunities for photographers and filmmakers. If you are not shooting video now, you will be doing it soon. The great news is that as photographers we already have a lot of ground covered, from how to compose and light an image, to how to organize and back up our files. This theory course will cover the main steps that most of you will experience when transitioning towards video, from the traditional steps in a video production, to framing for continued shots, directing the viewers attention, the essentials of camera movement, and even a post production overview.
Unlike photography, video is a team sport. You will be working with other people who, while possessing a variety of skill sets and backgrounds, lend their creative and technical minds towards a common goal. We have created this two-part course, the one you're watching now, on why these concepts are important, and the follow-up course on how to apply them on location. Our main goal is to save you time and money during this amazing technical and creative transition.
Are you ready? Let's do it.