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  • view course page for Video Production and Post Tip of the Week

    Learn about video production and post-production. Learn how to create point-of-view shots, record at high frame rates to achieve super slow motion, and broadcast or stream on the web.

    8h 13m
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  • view course page for Cinematography 02: Working on Set

    Learn the art and craft of cinematography from ASC cinematographer and professor Bill Dill. Part 2 covers blocking actors, lighting sets, rehearsing, and shooting on a professional film set.

    1h 24m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Crowdfunding Campaigns for Independent Film

  • view course page for Video Gear: Action Cams & Drones

    Video Gear: Action Cams & Drones

    with Richard Harrington

    Learn how to use action cameras and drones to add more production value to your video shoots. Review the GoPro HERO, Sony HD Action Cam, Garmin Verb, Polaroid Cube, and DJI Phantom quadcopter.

    3h 46m
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  • view course page for Video Gear: Lighting

    Video Gear: Lighting

    with Richard Harrington

    Learn about the latest and greatest lighting equipment for video production, including LEDs, portable lighting, and solutions for textured, pure white, and pure black backdrops.

    1h 35m
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  • view course page for Video Gear: Cameras & Lenses

    Video Gear: Cameras & Lenses

    with Richard Harrington

    Review the latest and greatest gear for video production. Learn about the most popular cameras, including the URSA 4K, Canon C300, and Sony a7, as well as cost-effective lenses, adapters, and devices.

    7h 0m
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  • view course page for Video Gear: Audio

    Video Gear: Audio

    with Richard Harrington

    Don't neglect audio when you invest in video gear. Learn about adapters, wireless mics, accessories, and portable solutions for recording audio for video production.

    1h 53m
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  • view course page for 360 Video Workflow

    360 Video Workflow

    with Mark W. Gray

    360° video is the next step in video production. Director and filmmaker Mark W. Gray introduces the process for shooting, editing, and sharing 360° video.

    2h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating a Short Film: 06 Working on Set

    Get an insider's perspective on the movie-making process. Learn about the roles different crew members play on set, and how to deal with delays, continuity issues, props, and more.

    2h 13m
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  • view course page for Toon Boom Storyboard Pro Essential Training

    Learn to storyboard commercials, features, games, or TV shows with Storyboard Pro. Get tips to speed up your storyboarding workflow and get the most from Storyboard Pro's drawing tools.

    5h 13m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Cinematography 01: Narrative Fundamentals

    Learn how to shoot a modern motion picture and tell stories in the most powerful way possible. Bill Dill, an ASC cinematographer and professor of film and media arts, introduces narrative filmmaking techniques.

    2h 45m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for What Video Camera Should I Buy?

    Learn how to pick the right camera and right accessories for your type of video production.

    50m 55s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating a Short Film: 05 Directing

    Learn the secrets to being a great film director, from directing actors and crew to planning and capturing great shots. Get filmmaking tips to become a better director, storyteller, and communicator.

    2h 27m
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  • view course page for DSLR Video Tips: Software

    DSLR Video Tips: Software

    with Richard Harrington

    Get tips for importing, processing, editing, and color grading single- and multi-camera footage from a DSLR with software such as Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and SpeedGrade.

    3h 33m
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  • view course page for Storytelling for Business Video

    Storytelling for Business Video

    with Roger S.H. Schulman

    Learn how to apply narrative storytelling techniques to screenwriting for business video and marketing.

    1h 37m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for DSLR Video Tips: Lighting

    DSLR Video Tips: Lighting

    with Richard Harrington

    Get simple solutions to the most common video lighting challenges, such as controlling exposure in bright locations, using available light, working without power, and enhancing lighting in post.

    1h 43m
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  • view course page for Creating a Short Film: 04 Working with Actors

  • view course page for DSLR Video Tips: Audio

    DSLR Video Tips: Audio

    with Richard Harrington

    Learn how to capture high-quality audio during your video productions. These DSLR video tips cover dedicated video recorders, adapters, micing techniques, and syncing.

    2h 36m
     
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  • view course page for DSLR Video Tips: Technical Knowledge

    Learn the technical aspects of shooting with DSLR cameras, including frame size and rate, compression, and exposure, and get tips on troubleshooting common technical problems and setting up multicamera shoots.

    4h 7m
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  • view course page for Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Production

    Learn how to prepare to make a short film with these pre-production tips. Find out how to prep your shot list, create a shooting schedule and budget, scout locations, and get props and costumes ready for action.

    2h 13m
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  • view course page for DSLR Video Tips: Gadgets & Gear

    DSLR Video Tips: Gadgets & Gear

    with Richard Harrington

    Learn the essential gear every video professional needs to capture better angles, control the camera remotely, stabilize shaky footage, check focus and exposure, and more.

    3h 57m
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  • view course page for DSLR Video Tips: Cameras & Lenses

    DSLR Video Tips: Cameras & Lenses

    with Richard Harrington

    Explore the different camera and lens options for digital video. Learn about the difference between cropped and full-sized sensors, prime vs. zoom lenses, and shooting with a Canon, Nikon, Blackmagic, iPhone, or GoPro camera.

    8h 13m
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  • view course page for Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing

    Learn the basics of writing a great script, including storytelling, working with screenwriting software, and revising scripts. These filmmaking tips are designed for anyone who wants to make a short film.

    3h 17m
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  • view course page for Video Lighting 101

    Video Lighting 101

    with Mark W. Gray

    Learn lighting fundamentals for capturing quality video close-ups and interviews. Learn what types of lighting equipment to use in different environments. Learn how to light faces and backgrounds, control light, and work with sunlight.

    1h 27m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating a Short Film: 01 Producing

    Creating a Short Film is a 13-part training series that shows how to make movies, as well as the actual struggles filmmakers have to overcome to get films made. This installment covers the role of the producer: getting financing, dealing with legal issues, and increasing production value.

    1h 6m
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  • view course page for Video Post Production for Low-Budget Films

    Learn tried-and-true post-production tips and techniques for low-budget or ultra-low-budget video projects. Learn effective post-production techniques from Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for Video Pre-production for Low-Budget Films

    Learn pre-production steps for low-budget and ultra-low-budget films. Emmy-winning director Eduardo Angel covers the entire pre-production workflow, from concepting to pre-shooting.

    56m 46s
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  • view course page for Video Lighting and Grip Basics

    Learn the basics of great video lighting. Mark W. Gray introduces the essential lights, stands, cables, and other tools for shooting video.

    46m 41s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for LED & Compact Video Lighting

    Find out how to make video lighting for your next production more mobile and efficient with LEDs. James Ball discusses the advantages of LEDs vs. tungsten and fluorescent lighting, and shows how to bounce, diffuse, and manipulate the color temperature of LEDs.

    1h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Video Editing: Moving from Production to Post

    Learn how to shoot and prepare footage for editing in Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. Get smart video production strategies that will streamline video editing and maximize your creative choices in post.

    2h 22m
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  • view course page for Cinematic Video Lighting

    Cinematic Video Lighting

    with Jem Schofield

    Get tips on choosing lighting equipment, setting up low-key lighting, and shooting great interviews, B-roll, and more. Use these video lighting techniques to get cinematic results quickly and easily.

    1h 44m
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  • view course page for Artists and Their Work: Conversations about Mograph, VFX, and Digital Art

  • view course page for Script Writing for Nonfiction Video

    Learn how to write a script for a corporate project, documentary film, or any other nonfiction video project.

    1h 46m
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  • view course page for Screenwriting with Final Draft

    Screenwriting with Final Draft

    with Roger S.H. Schulman

    Oscar-nominated screenwriter Roger S.H. Schulman shows how to create and format scripts with Final Draft.

    1h 38m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking on Location

    Join Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel on set at a beautiful winery in Oregon, where he captures stills, video, and sound for a short promotional video. Get a unique view into an actual location shoot, from concept to delivery, and experience the advantages and challenges of working as a two-man crew on limited budget.

    1h 28m
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  • view course page for NAB 2015: Navigating the Landscape of Video Production and Post

  • view course page for Getting Started with Video Production and Editing

  • view course page for Corporate and Documentary Video Lighting

    Production veteran and instructor Eduardo Angel introduces important techniques to create compelling lighting for sales, promotional, and corporate videos.

    28m 56s
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  • view course page for Cinematic Composition for Video Productions

    Eduardo Angel breaks down effective cinematic composition, showing how to achieve different compositional effects using a variety of techniques.

    54m 39s
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  • view course page for Camera Movement for Video Productions

    Learn how to increase the production value and emotional depth of your shots with camera movement.

    46m 52s
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  • view course page for Lighting a Video Interview

    Lighting a Video Interview

    with Richard Harrington

    Learn how to assemble the right gear, frame your shoot, and control the lighting on the set of a video interview. Get techniques that will flatter your subjects and your budget.

    2h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Lighting Design for Video Productions

    Learn how to raise the production value of your videos with important but simple lighting tools and techniques.

    46m 26s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Tom Durham, Indie Filmmaker

    How do you produce an epic sci-fi film on an indie budget? Tom Durham talks about the six-year journey of making his first feature film, 95ers.

    18m 27s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Michael Langan, Experimental Filmmaker

    A filmmaker looks back on the evolution of his live-action-meets-animation style, explains how he has adapted his experimental work for commercial use, and reflects on his future.

    15m 51s
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  • view course page for Dustin Farrell's Time-Lapse Photography: Start to Finish

  • view course page for Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking

    Introduces the essential concepts and techniques necessary for shooting video with a DSLR camera.

    1h 10m
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  • view course page for Practical Motion Background Workshop

    Capture footage of everyday objects and combine it with effects in popular postproduction tools like After Effects and Premiere Pro, resulting in rich, abstract backdrops for your project.

    1h 25m
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  • view course page for 2012 SBIFF Producers' Panel: Movers & Shakers

    Moderated by Patrick Goldstein (Los Angeles Times columnist for "The Big Picture"), the festival lit up the marquee with a panel of Oscar®-nominated producers you'll certainly see on the red carpet on February 26, 2012.

    50m 23s
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  • view course page for 2012 SBIFF Directors' Panel:  Directors on Directing

    Moderated by Peter Bart (vice president and editorial director from Variety) the Directors on Directing panel features a who's who of Oscar®-nominated directors on their way to the Kodak Theatre on February 26, 2012.

    54m 56s
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  • view course page for 2012 SBIFF Screenwriters' Panel: It Starts with the Script

    Moderated by Anne Thompson from indieWIRE, the It Starts with the Script panelists share their stories of script development, writer's block, book adaptation, and, most of all, tenacity, on the way to getting their movies to the screen.

    59m 16s
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