• Starting Date: Jan 22, 2024
  • Times and Days: Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Class Location: Farmingdale State College, Hooper Hall
  • Class Format: In Person
  • Class Ending Date: May 16, 2024

Course Overview: This course is designed for individuals with little to no experience in video production who want to learn the basics of creating engaging and polished videos. Participants will gain hands-on experience in planning, shooting, and editing videos, covering essential concepts and techniques to produce professional-looking content.

Module 1: Introduction to Video Production

  • Understanding the basics: camera types, video formats, and resolutions.
  • Overview of essential equipment: cameras, tripods, microphones, and lighting.
  • Introduction to key terminology: framing, composition, shot types, and angles.

Module 2: Planning Your Video

  • Pre-production process: defining goals, target audience, and message.
  • Storyboarding and scripting: organizing ideas and creating a visual roadmap.
  • Budgeting and resource management: making the most of available tools.

Module 3: Camera Fundamentals

  • Hands-on experience with different types of cameras.
  • Mastering camera settings: focus, exposure, and white balance.
  • Practical exercises on framing, composition, and capturing dynamic shots.

Module 4: Audio Essentials

  • Importance of good audio: capturing clear and crisp sound.
  • Microphone types and placement techniques.
  • Basic audio editing: removing background noise and enhancing quality.

Module 5: Lighting Techniques

  • Understanding the impact of lighting on video quality.
  • Natural vs. artificial lighting: pros and cons.
  • Practical exercises in setting up and adjusting lighting for different scenarios.

Module 6: Shooting and Production

  • Practical shooting exercises: applying learned concepts in real scenarios.
  • On-location challenges and solutions.
  • Overview of on-set etiquette and collaboration.

Module 7: Introduction to Video Editing

  • Overview of popular video editing software.
  • Basic editing techniques: cutting, trimming, and adding transitions.
  • Incorporating music and sound effects to enhance the final product.

Module 8: Final Project

  • Collaborative project: planning, shooting, and editing a short video.
  • Peer review and constructive feedback.
  • Showcasing the final projects and celebrating achievements.
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