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Video Production and Editing Level 1 (August 22-26, 2022)

Video Production and Editing Level 1 (August 22-26, 2022)

Hey everyone! 

Well, today was our final day of Video Production and Editing Level 1! We learned and covered a lot this week, including but not limited to concepts regarding:

- Creating a Shot List

- Understanding different compositions

- Storyboarding

- Methods of Video Production

- Different kinds of cameras, and how to best use the one you have

- ADR

- Foley 

- Sound Design

Beyond filmmaking, these learned concepts can translate to many other mediums and industries as well, including animation, graphic design, and visual marketing and branding!

Over the course of the week, the class produced a self directed video production, and have delivered fantastic results. On top of demonstrating an understanding of the course content, the class ultimately succeeded in telling an effective story, the fundamental pillar of all visual art and content creation. 

We slowed things down today for our final class, and reviewed the class' weeklong projects, and I must say, I'm incredibly pleased by the class' natural knack for storytelling! There's evidence of growth from our first class on Monday, so I'm so happy to see how we ended up. More than that, wherever our class goes from here beyond this course, I know that they'll be successful in whatever they choose to pursue. 

Once again, I'd like to thank the class and Explorer Hop for sharing this experience with me, and I wish everyone the best of luck and wishes for the future.

Kind regards,

Jimmy

 

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Hi everyone!

Today, we began class looking through the footage taken from yesterday's homework. The class has shown a strong and thorough understanding of the fundamentals of storytelling and how to translate them through video, and I am incredibly pleased to see the class' hard work!

Of course, this all leads to today's homework, nearing the conclusion of our weekly program. Today, the class has been tasked with putting it all together through video editing. We had to navigate some of the difficulties of the limitations that the base video editor on PC brought about, but we managed to trudge through and get started in an efficient way! This marks the transition to the final part of video production - the post production process!

Tomorrow, for our final class, we're going to review the class' rough cuts! With this, the product of our work will be ready for the world to see. I'm excited to see what the class comes up with!

As usual, if you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Jimmy

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Hey everyone!

Today, we went over a lot of fundamental filmmaking techniques to send our class off to our first day of production. We covered concepts like creating lead room in our compositions, as well as the 180 degree rule, both essential concepts to understand when composing our images. We also discussed whether it's necessary to have the most expensive equipment to create creative and artful films, and the answer we came to is no. The quality of the work ultimately comes down to the storytelling, and how well the filmmaker understands the fundamentals of production!

For today's homework, the class begins capturing all the video and audio footage! This is an exciting time, as we are now transitioning from the pre-production phase to the production phase, as alluded to in the first class of the week. I'm excited to see what the class comes up with! It's going to be a busy day. 

For a sneak peak at tomorrow's class, we are going to be reviewing the raw footage from the class, and transition to the post-production process. 

If there are any inquiries or concerns, please don't hesitate via email, jimmyk@explorerhop.com.

See you all tomorrow!

Jimmy

 

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Hi everyone!

Today's class went over a lot of concepts! We discussed and learned about a variety of concepts. We talked about lighting - how to light subjects, and how different lighting creates different environments, moods, and aesthetics. We then talked more about the nitty gritties of on set film production, and roles involving scene management and continuity.

Moving from there, we talked about today's homework assignment, which is for the class to take the shot list and script conceptualized yesterday into a proper storyboard, one of the key parts of the pre-production phase. Tonight, the class will take the work they conceptualized and put it to paper, and think hard about how they want their films to come out. 

Given the quality of the work presented today, I'm excited to see what the class comes up with tomorrow! Until then, please do not hesitate to reach out should there be any further questions or concerns leading up to tomorrow's class at jimmyk@explorerhop.com.

 

See you tomorrow!

Jimmy  

 

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to Video Production and Editing Level 1! This is the class where students dip their toes in all the fundamentals of film and media production, from everything including storyboarding, camera operation, post production, screenwriting, and more! Throughout the course of the week, the class creates their own short film and try their hand at all the different elements of production. 

Today's first class of Video Production and Editing went great! We went over the fundamentals of shot sizes and cinematography, and viewed some examples from some popular films. We also learned about the three different stages of filmmaking, from the pre-production stage, the production stage, and the post production stage, and how each are vital to the creation of a film. 

For today's homework, I've assigned the class to start drafting a shot list and narration script for their short film. Taking what we learned about the basics of cinematography, students tonight will conceptualize the plot of their film, and perhaps more importantly, how they plan on shooting it!

I'm excited to see what the class comes up with, and seeing the first steps from ideation to creation. If there are any questions regarding today's class or the rest of the week, please don't hesitate to reach out! You can contact me via my email, jimmyk@explorerhop.com, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Again, I'm really excited for the rest of the week, and I'll see you tomorrow!

Jimmy

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