SHOOTING VIDEO ON A SMART PHONE
1-2 Days (2nd Day optional)
The modern smart phones are a revolution in video technology. They shoot in HD, delivering excellent picture quality. At the same time, they have their technical limitations and these need to be managed. This course sets out some simple, easy to understand rules that will allow you to transform your iPhone or android camera into a powerful journalistic tool.
The first day is designed to get you shooting simple but effective sequences that will allow you to tell stories through video. Covering what shots you need to make good edits, how to shoot an interview. Framing types and conventions. Thinking about lighting and sound. Locations, interviews, action: If you can shoot these things well, you can tell stories through video. This course will show you how – using your own iPhone. The Second day is designed to get you editing and give you understanding of the edit process.
An optional second day of the course looks at editing content, using Apple Imovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro or Divinci Resolve, and aims to teach the basic principles of short form and News editing.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anybody with an interest in learning the basics of video-production using an iPhone
You will need your own iPhone 4, 4S or 5, 5C 5S, 6, 6s, 7, or Android Phone such as Samsung Galaxy with optionally with FiLMic Pro (£2.99) installed. Basic tripods and mounts will be discussed and will be available for use. However it is preferable to buy and bring. (Please contact us if you require further advice)
Recognise and shoot the key shots needed to tell stories through video.
Shoot professional looking video content on their iPhone, suitable for use on the web.
Control focus, exposure and white balance on their iPhone.
Shoot basic sequences to cover location, interviews and individual activity.
Edit sequences together to form a short film, using iMovie.
Use a tripod
Plan a shoot
Use different shots
Shoot an interview
Understand basic lighting
Production check list
Phone familiarisation & set-up:
FiLMic Pro features:
Understanding & Using Depth of Field
Rule of Thirds
Camera Moves: Pan Tilt, Zoom
GVs / Cut aways
Using existing lighting conditions
Using Natural Light
Using artificial light
Basic Lighting set up
Monitoring audio levels
Setting up an interview:
Open & closed questions
Structuring an interview
Filling out the story
Loading Content onto a Mac or PC
Hands on Practice of the above
Day 2 (Optional)
Ingest Footage & Edit 2 min news package
Learn basics of IMovie interface & Editing Process
Digitising / ingesting Footage
Organising Media / file management
Organising Clips in Event Window
Skimming & Playing Clips
Basic keyboard short cuts
Creating a rough Cut
Editing to the Timeline
Playing and Viewing a sequence
Viewing audio wave form
Refining a rough Cut
Reordering a sequence
The splicing clips
Adjusting audio levels
Mixing/ adjusting audio levels
Adding Cut away Shots
Trimming Cut Away Shots
Adding basic video & audio transitions
Adding basic video effects
Basic Colour Correction
Adding captions & Titles
Exporting a movie