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Video Production & Editing Level 1 (10AM-11AM) August 30-September 3

DAY 5: SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

Today the kids shared their final films with the class! I couldn't be more impressed with their work this week! I hope they all continue to produce their own content moving forward. I can't wait to see where their videos end up! 

What we learned: 

  • Integrating audio into a video edit 
  • The power of music in film 
  • Recording sound effects 
  • The importance of constructive feedback 

I've uploaded a copy of the class Powerpoint to the Google Drive for the kids to keep for future reference: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CCdf4z8t3l85O-SUlbnCkWfdnTevIG0d?usp=sharing

Thank you all again for your hard work and for sharing your films with me. I had the most incredible time teaching you and watching your work! 

 What's Next? 

We have a Video Editing 2 class available that I will also be teaching! 

I would strongly recommend any of our Digital Media Programs for them.  A good continuing point would be Graphic Design, Podcasting or Create your Own Website.  This will also help them get the skills to launch their own initiatives. 

Our Entrepreneurship Programs are extremely popular and would also be the natural continuing point for your child.  

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Until next time!! 

Hope to see you all in Level 2! 

Hayley 

 

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DAY 4: SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

I am SO impressed with the work everyone has been doing. The films they've been working on sound absolutely incredible! I can't wait to see their rough cuts tomorrow. 

What we learned: 

  • The basics if iMovie 
  • Cutting together a scene to tell a story 
  • Editing workflow 
  • Adding transitions & titles
  • Working with basic colour correction 

As always, I have uploaded a copy of the Powerpoint from our class to the Google Drive folder for everyone to review now or in the future. 

You can access the Google Drive with the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CCdf4z8t3l85O-SUlbnCkWfdnTevIG0d?usp=sharing

For Tomorrow: 

  • Complete the rough cut of the film 
  • Add some music that fits your tone 
  • Add your voiceover narration
  • UPLOAD ROUGH CUT TO GOOGLE DRIVE

Tomorrow we'll be watching the rough cuts as a class, then the kids can make some revisions before submitting their final films!  

Have fun editing!! 

Hayley 

 

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DAY 3: SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

Another great class today! I can't wait to see the videos they film tonight. They all have such awesome ideas. 

What we learned: 

  • Some of the film "rules" (ie. lead room, head room & the 180 degree rule)
  • Production techniques for smooth camera movement 
  • How to film on a phone or tablet with no equipment
  • The importance of wardrobe in film  

I have uploaded a copy of the Powerpoint from our class to the Google Drive folder for everyone to review now or in the future. 

You can access the Google Drive with the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CCdf4z8t3l85O-SUlbnCkWfdnTevIG0d?usp=sharing

For Tomorrow: 

  • Film your footage! 
  • Download the files to your computer/phone/tablet- wherever you'll be editing 
  • Download iMovie onto your Apple device (computer/phone/tablet)... it's completely free :) 

Tomorrow we'll get started editing! Can't wait to see all your video footage! 

Have fun filming! 

Hayley 

 

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DAY 2: AUGUST 10, 2021

I was so excited to hear about the class' film ideas! The class is 100% on the right track. I know we'll continue to produce some really awesome content this week.

What we learned:

  • Introduction to lighting techniques
  • The importance of scene continuity
  • Set design
  • Creating a storyboard

I have uploaded a copy of the Powerpoint from today to our course Google Drive folder for reference. I've also made each student their own folder within the Drive to submit their work moving forward!

You can access the Google Drive with the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CCdf4z8t3l85O-SUlbnCkWfdnTevIG0d?usp=sharing

 

For Tomorrow:

  • Complete storyboard (photos or drawings)
  • A blank storyboard template can be downloaded on my website: https://www.sailfinproductions.com/10-beginner-tips-for-better-videos/

I'm excited to see the class' work! See you tomorrow!

Hayley

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DAY 1: AUGUST 30, 2021

We had a great class today! I'm excited to see the work your kids produce. They're all really enthusiastic and ask wonderful questions.

What we learned:

  • Three stages of video production
  • Shot sizes
  • Camera angles
  • Introduction to film project

In this project, each student will select a process to film. This can be anything from...walking the dog, making cupcakes or getting ready for bed. Something in daily life that requires multiple steps to complete. Each step in the process will become a shot in their final film.

I have uploaded a copy of the Powerpoint from today along with a video sample of my own "process" film to our course Google Drive folder for reference.

You can access the folder with the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CCdf4z8t3l85O-SUlbnCkWfdnTevIG0d?usp=sharing

 

For Tomorrow:

  • Finalize process and film tone
  • Write down the 9-12 steps involved in completing that process
  • What shot size/angle would best showcase that step?
  • Write a short script (6-9) sentences that tells the overarching story of that process

I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with!

See you tomorrow!

Hayley

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WELCOME!

Hi everyone

Zoom Meeting ID: https://zoom.us/j/91213831775

My name is Hayley Butler and I’ll be teaching the Video Production & Editing course! We’ve got a ton of exciting work ahead of us this week!

To begin with some background information about myself… I’m a professional video producer, editor & director at Sailfin Productions in Toronto, Ontario! I started this production company in 2016. I’ve also worked at Global News, I was a professional film/commercial actress in Canada & I’m an award-winning documentary producer.  

In this course, your kids will be learning about the three main stages of video production at a professional level. They’ll gain a foundational knowledge of storyboarding, script development, shot structure, lighting, camera angles, editing techniques and much more!  

By the end of this week, they will have each developed, shot and edited a short film that follows the principles of professional filmmaking in the industry. We’re going to have a lot of fun! 

I will be updating the course blog every day after class with a recap of what we learned. I will also provide a Google Drive link where you/your kids can find a copy of the Powerpoint and a breakdown of what the kids need to do for next class. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions :) 

Best Wishes, 

Hayley 

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