Peter Street
London, England W1F 0HS

Do you need to shoot footage specifically for the internet? This course will teach you the script to online process of shooting, editing and uploading of video for viewing/distributing on the internet. We will cover basics and touch upon the more advanced features of shooting on DVCAM cameras, editing on Final Cut Pro and outputting and uploading for the internet.

Course Content

On completion you will have covered the following crucial stages:

Day One (Planning & Shooting)

- Introduction to the limitations of web-based videos (compression issues)
- Story structure, film length and script considerations
- Technical issues (e.g. aspect ratio, 4x3 or 16x9, tripod vs handheld)
- Camera, sound & lighting training
- Shooting

Day Two (Editing)

- Digitising footage
- Editing
- How to edit more quickly (FCP tips & shortcuts)
- Practical production tips (incl. correct posture at the computer, backup strategy)
- Adding titles
- Adding audio

Day Three (Post Production)

- How to finish the edit
- Colour correcting footage
- Adjusting for exposure
- Re-framing for the internet
- Keying green screen footage
- Fixing problems (e.g. shaky camera footage)
- Compressing for the web
- How to share videos for Windows and mobile devices
- Uploading to online video sites
- How to get the best quality out of your videos

Location: The course takes place in our fully equipped Mac suite in Soho. There is a green screen studio in which to shoot green screen presentations. Each student will learn to edit on a Mac using Final Cut Pro 7. The tutor will demonstrate the principals and functions of Final Cut Pro using our 50" plasma screen.

Who's it for:
People who want to learn to edit on Final Cut Pro with a view to web distribution.
People who want to learn how to shoot on DVCam with a view to web distribution.
People who want to learn how to shoot green screen with a view to web distribution.
People who want a basic understanding of sound editing, effects and generating text.
People who want to prepare their films for distribution on the web.
People who want to attract traffic to their films and content.
Intermediate Filmmakers who want to distribute high quality video on the web and raise their production values.

TUTOR: Simon Walker

Simon is an Apple Certified Trainer in video editing, motion graphics and colour grading (Final Cut Pro, Motion & Color). He has been Filming, Editing, Designing & Animating short-films, adverts, interactive programs and motion graphics sequences for 15 years. He has a full broadcast post-production studio with capabilities to film, edit, shoot and composite green/blue screen footage and design 2D & 3D animations.

Simon writes, edits and produces training packages for the media industry (including Video Optimising & Compression, Internet Film Making, & Motion graphics for FCP users). He has also produced two award-winning interactive training packages for Somerfield PLC.

Added by ravensbourne on December 15, 2009