Digital Video Production
- Video Basics
- Common terms and definitions in video, the basics of how film and video work, digital sampling, video formats and connectors.
- Camera Basics
- An overview of the standard fetures available on most digital video cameras: Focus, Iris, Shutter Speed, White Balance, and Zoom. How and when to use them as well as a discussion of manual versus automatic operation of these features.
- A discussion of the technology and techniques behind video compression; includes definitions of various formats, how compression works, and considerations when shooting video that will eventually be compressed.
- Framing the Image
- Definitions of standard compositional terms - long shot, medium shot, etc - commonly used in film and video. Illustrated with examples of each type of shot.
- The Rule of Thirds
- The rule of thirds is a guideline for placing your subject within the video frame to achieve stronger compositions. (Illustrated)
- A discussion of focus and depth of field as compositional tools. (Illustrated)
- Camera Movement
- Definitions of common terms used in video production to describe the movement of the camera.
- A description of the standard "three point lighting" setup which is a default starting point for lighting a subject. (Illustrated)
- Start to finish overview
- A general overview of the entire video production process, from pre-production to delivery.
- The Editing Process
- An overview of the editing process from logging your tapes to final output.