This 3-day introduction to video-making covers the whole process of video production from the initial idea through to a finished film. This daytime course is designed for people wishing to make their first step into video production. Learners will be given a written brief to produce a short factual film. You will then work together to develop the idea, shoot it on our digital equipment, and then edit the film with Adobe Premiere computer software.
What you will do on the 3 Day Video Production Course.
Learners on this course will gain knowledge and experience by working on a live “hands-on” intensive project over 3 days. You will shoot a short factual film. The tutor will support learners throughout and all equipment will be provided. (15 hours of teaching)
Who is it aimed at?
Anyone interested in learning about film and video production who wants to take a daytime course. We also run a longer more in depth, beginners evening & weekend course called Shooting Video, (33 hours of teaching) and also run a taster weekend course Introduction to Digital Video. (11 hours of teaching) The course is subsidised by Oxfordshire Skills and Learning Service.
Zoe Broughton is an award-winning filmmaker with twenty years experience of covering direct action and filming for charity groups. She has won The British Environmental Media Award ‘Scoop of the Year’, the International Brigitte Bardot Genesis Award in Hollywood and the EarthVision Environmental Film and Video Competition in Santa Cruz.
She has worked on films that have been used to allow Young Carers to voice their needs, educate people on HIV/AIDS, and to build community cohesion in a disadvantaged area. She has also worked in the mainstream media such as a camerawoman for the BBC and for Reuters Business News.
All Equipment is provided for this course
Who can get Concessions on 3 Day Video Production Course?
Discount for NUS students and people on following means-tested benefits, proof required: NUS card; ESA (income related); JSA, Income Support; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit (not student/single person/reduction due to disability); Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefits.
3 Day Video Production Course Outline:
Introduction to video production and a first look at the video cameras. Camera shot types and camera movements, developing ideas for the shoot, discussing ideas on form, style and content. Further hands-on camera training, including Sound recording and practice with microphones.
The group will go out to a location to shoot their production. During the shoot every member of the group rotates production roles, taking it in turns to direct, operate the camera, set up the lights and sound record, etc. Afterwards, the group will watch videos back and take notes.
The group will edit their short film using Adobe Premiere software (bring a USB stick so you can takle a copy)
This is one of our adult training courses so please note that participants need to be 18 years and above, for information about all of our youth activities see Youth page