Craft compelling stories as a documentary filmmaker. Whether you've had little experience working with videos, or you're in the middle of production looking for quick camera and editing techniques, this path is the perfect companion to your filmmaking adventure.
Learn to craft compelling, thought provoking stories with video.
Master essentials of video cameras and lighting gear.
Practice with industry standard video editing applications.
Learning Video Production and Editing with Rob Garrott
Reviews the tools and techniques aspiring video editors, cinematographers, and directors need to know to start a career in video production and editing.
19m 25s • COURSE
Introduction to Documentary Video Storytelling with Ashley Kennedy
Learn about the history and importance of documentary filmmaking. This course explores the narrative building blocks of documentaries, and delves into specific examples of nonfiction filmmaking to explore the myriad of ways filmmakers have approached this craft over the past 120 years—culminating into the evolution of today's documentary film.
1h 54m • COURSE
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shooting with Anthony Q. Artis
Introduces the core ideas behind how video cameras capture moving images, and explains how to light and mic a shoot.
2h 58m • COURSE
Learning Video Lighting 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 • COURSE
Video Foundations: Interviews with Anthony Q. Artis
Industry-proven techniques for producing and shooting interviews.
1h 55m • COURSE
Video Production: Location Lighting with Anthony Q. Artis
Discover the gear and video lighting techniques you need to light indoor and outdoor scenes.
59m 35s • COURSE
Video Production: Location Audio Recording with Anthony Q. Artis
An audio "cookbook" with step-by-step "recipes" for capturing great sounding audio in situations like conference panels, stage shows, and narrative dialogue scenes.
1h 23m • COURSE
Introduction to Video Editing with Ashley Kennedy
Learn how to edit video in this project-based introduction to both the aesthetic and technical aspects of video editing.
2h 54m • COURSE
Premiere Pro CC 2015 Essential Training with Ashley Kennedy
New to Premiere Pro? Start here and learn how to professionally edit video using techniques from the experts.
11h 16m • COURSE
Premiere Pro: Documentary Editing with Jason Osder
Find out how to highlight a cause, express a point of view, and tell a story with Premiere Pro and some essential documentary editing techniques.
3h 48m • COURSE
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 • COURSE
You'll learn documentary filmmaking with these experts
Rob Garrott is a video and motion graphics artist, instructor and content manager for Video at Lynda.com.
Prior to Lynda.com, he worked as an art director, animator, and editor for ad agencies and television networks, accumulating many years of hands-on experience in the print and broadcast industries, working. He focused on creative direction, design, editing, and animation using CINEMA 4D, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro. He designed and produced broadcast projects for many top brands, creating everything from TV Guide ads to on-air network graphics packages, promos, television shows, and sales tapes.
In addition, Rob is an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he teaches 3D motion graphics, compositing, and motion design.
Ashley Kennedy is a senior staff author at LinkedIn, creating video post-production courses for Lynda.com.
Ashley Kennedy is a former instructor at Avid and Columbia College Chicago. She teaches video editing and storytelling. In addition to creating online courses, she has hundreds of hours of experience leading face-to-face classes and facilitating online and hybrid courses. She has also written two textbooks on video editing, which have been widely used by editors and film students worldwide.
Prior to joining the lynda.com team, she taught in the post-production track at Columbia College Chicago for five years. Before that, she was the principle instructor and certifications program manager at Avid, where she taught and developed the Avid Certified curriculum and managed the Avid Certified Instructor worldwide program.
Ashley holds a BS in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois, and an MFA in film from Boston University. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two children.
Anthony Artis is a 20-year veteran of the film industry and author of The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide.
Anthony Q. Artis is a 20-year veteran of the film and TV industry and the author of The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide and The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide by Focal Press. He is also the co-host of The Double Down Film Show podcast. His features and shows have been screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the IFP Feature Market, Slamdance, and on MTV. Most notably, Anthony produced the 2003 IFP Feature Market grand prize winner Shelter; associate-produced the IFP-produced feature documentary Paper Chasers; and served as a Segment Producer for the popular MTV reality series Flipped. He has worked professionally in positions as diverse as producer, cinematographer, gaffer, sound mixer, and location manager. He is presently an administrator and adjunct instructor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His web site is DownAndDirtyDV.com.
Mark W. Gray is a full-service media creation machine. A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts, Mark has worked as director of photography in features and television, and has created literally thousands of web videos with his creation, Professor Hans Von Puppet. Mark has also taught film production at USC, Northwestern University, and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). He is a top-rated seller on Fiverr.com, selling over 8,000 videos starring Professor Puppet to buyers from all over the world, doing everything from singing "Happy Birthday" and pitching products to teaching classes and hosting award shows. His successful YouTube channels, Professor Puppet (youtube.com/professorpuppet) and Mark W. Gray (youtube.com/mwgray), showcase his comedy and educational content, including Pocket Film School.
Jason Osder is a documentary filmmaker and assistant professor of media at George Washington University.
He has more than 15 years of experience in media, interactive project management, and education. In 2013 he completed his first feature film, LET THE FIRE BURN, which won the Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award and earned him a place on Filmmaker Magazine's 25 Top New Faces of Independent Film.
Jem Schofield is all about video production, filmmaking, consulting, and education.He spends most of his time producing content for clients, designing products, educating others, and otherwise being borderline obsessed with cameras, lighting, and the craft of storytelling.Jem and his company, theC47, provide production and post-production services to a wide variety of clients and also provide consulting (product design), and educational content creation services in the areas of production and filmmaking. They are specialists, maybe even experts, in these areas and have produced ongoing educational content for companies such as AbelCine, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Westcott, and Zeiss.Current and past clients include AbelCine, Apple, ARRI, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Corus Entertainment, LinkedIn Learning, MAC Group, NBCUniversal, NPR, Riverbed Technology, Scottish Enterprise, Sony, TED, the Vitec Group, Walmart films, Westcott, YouTube, and Zeiss.Jem is also an equipment design consultant to many manufacturers in the film and television industry. Most recently, he designed theC47 DP Kit and theC47 Book Light Kit, which is based on the Westcott Scrim Jim Cine system. For more about Jem and theC47, visit theC47.com and youtube.com/theC47.