Discover what it takes to bring film and video productions to life as a film producer. Whether you are a creative or business professional, learn how to start a film company and manage all aspects of filming, production, and post.
Master the fundamentals of video production and the editing process.
Discover best practices for budgeting and location scouting.
Learn effective project management techniques for creative projects.
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
Creating a Short Film: 01 Producing with Chad Perkins
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 • COURSE
Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing with Chad Perkins
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 • COURSE
Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Production with Chad Perkins
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 • COURSE
Decision-Making Strategies with Mike Figliuolo
Learn how to make better business decisions faster, incur less risk, and gain support for your decisions.
47m 52s • COURSE
Budgeting Video Projects with Richard Harrington
Budgets keep video productions in line and on time. Learn how to develop professional budgets, quotes, and proposals for any kind of shoot, and transform those estimates into invoices.
3h 5m • COURSE
Site Surveys for Video and Photo Projects with Richard Harrington
Introduces creative professionals to the core concepts of location scouting for video and photo projects.
1h 43m • COURSE
Video Script Writing with Rick Allen Lippert
Guides you through the process of script writing for informational videos, commercials, and public service announcements.
2h 10m • COURSE
Getting Things Done with David Allen
Learn the art of Getting Things Done® with world-renowned productivity expert David Allen.
30m 11s • COURSE
Video Gear: Technical Tips with Richard Harrington
Make your video productions run a little smoother with these tips and useful tools for shooting high-frame-rate and green-screen footage, recovering files from corrupted disks, and more.
4h • COURSE
You'll learn film producer skills 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.
Chad Perkins is an award-winning filmmaker and author based in Seattle.
He also has over a decade of experience with post-production software such as Adobe After Effects, and is the author of over 30 training courses on Lynda.com, as well as multiple editions of The After Effects Illusionist and How to Cheat in After Effects (both by Focal Press). Find him on Twitter @chad_perkins.
Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm.
He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (www.elegantpitch.com). Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.
Rich Harrington is a digital video expert, educator, speaker, and author.
As a digital video expert and trained business professional, Rich Harrington understands both the creative and management sides of the visual communications industry. He is the founder of the visual communications company RHED Pixel in Washington, DC. He is a certified instructor for Adobe and Apple and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team. Rich is a popular speaker on the digital video circuit and has served as program manager for conferences hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). He has also written several books for the video industry, including An Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro, From Still to Motion, and Photoshop for Video. To explore more resources for media professionals and to watch Rich's many podcasts, visit RichardHarrington.com.
Rick Allen Lippert is an award-winning writer/producer/director and a 35+ year video veteran.
Rick Allen Lippert is an award-winning writer/producer/director and a 35+ year video veteran. His company, Lippert Media LLC, produces informational videos and television commercials. Rick also works as an actor and a voice-over and on-camera narrator. A few of his clients include the FAA, NHTSA, U.S. Coast Guard, Sonic, Six Flags, and Leadership Oklahoma. As an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro and Motion, Rick teaches certification classes and provides on-site private training. He also offers private coaching for on-camera presentation and media survival. Rick teaches a variety of media-related courses as a journeyman adjunct professor.
Lippert holds two degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma, a B.A. in Broadcasting and a M.A. in Creative Studies.
David Allen is the creator of GTD®, the popular Getting Things Done methodology.
David founded the David Allen Company, where he engineered Getting Things Done®. He is widely recognized as the world's leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. His 30-year pioneering research and coaching to corporate managers and CEOs of some of America's most prestigious corporations and institutions has earned him Forbes' recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States and Business 2.0 magazine's inclusion in their 2006 list of the "50 Who Matter Now." Time called his flagship book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, "the definitive business self-help book of the decade." Fast Company called David "one of the world's most influential thinkers" in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his groundbreaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance.
David is also the author of Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life, continues to write articles and essays that address today's ever-changing issues about living and working in a fast-paced world.