Ready to launch into the exciting world of film and video production? In this path, you'll learn best practices and expert techniques for everything from location scouting and lighting to audio recording and post-production.
Master the fundamentals of video cameras, audio, and shooting.
Earn between $34,000 and $81,000.
Practice using industry leading software to edit corporate and documentary videos.
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
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 Lighting and Grip Basics with Mark W. Gray
Learn the basics of great video lighting. Mark W. Gray introduces the essential lights, stands, cables, and other tools for shooting video.
46m 38s • 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
Lighting Design for Video Productions with Eduardo Angel
Learn how to raise the production value of your videos with important but simple lighting tools and techniques.
46m 22s • 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
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 video production 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.
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.
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.
Eduardo Angel is an Emmy-winning director and educator. His clients include Adobe and the New York Times.
Eduardo Angel is an Emmy Award winning visual storyteller, independent technology consultant, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. His mission is to inspire and empower photographers and filmmakers in the use of technology to enhance creativity.
Eduardo has worked as an official Adobe beta tester for Lightroom and Premiere Pro, currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography, and mentors the photography program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Eduardo regularly speaks at conferences and industry events around the world and regularly publishes his thoughts on his blog, eduardoangel.com. He is also the cofounder of the production company The Digital Distillery, Inc.
Selected clients include Adobe, Adorama, Avon, B&H Photo, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Canon U.S.A., Chicago Architecture Foundation, Cinevate, Doyle, Fashion Institute of Technology, Future Media Concepts, Gulf Photo Plus (Dubai), Hasselblad, HOW Design Conference, McCann Erickson, New York magazine, NAB Show, the New York Times, Panasonic North America, Panasonic Middle East, Photo District News, PhotoPlus Expo, Photokina (Germany), Sigma, Sony, Tenba, Time magazine, and X-Rite, among others.
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.