Video skills

Digital means you can deliver really exciting content for your audiences, across a range of platforms. But even some of our largest clients have only a handful of people directly involved in video and audio production and editing. 

Our practical, hands-on workshops are relevant to every organisation, no matter how large or small. Catering for all levels of skills and experience, each course uses company-specific material and situations and are tailored to the specific needs of the delegates.

Below are some courses that we can run for you and your brand. 

If a million people see my movie, I hope they see a million different movies

Quentin Tarantino, director, referring to Pulp Fiction

 

Creating videos with a mobile

Half or full day - can be combined with Editing on mobile

Understanding how to get the best out a mobile phone camera is key to producing good video. This session gives you tips and techniques to create better films.

  • Introduction to the mobile phone camera
  • Getting the best out of your mobile phone camera
  • The key rules to filming with a mobile phone (eg framing, lighting etc)
  • Understanding structure – how will these shots work together?
  • Shooting a video
  • The theory of editing

Please contact us for a full course outline

Mobile phone editing

Half or full day - can be combined with Creating videos with a mobile phone

  • Introduction to editing
  • What makes a good edit?
  • Introduction to Adobe Premier or FCP 7
  • Hands on editing
  • Shot selects, picking music and building the synch cut
  • Layering shots into the edit, playing with sound and working the edit up to a finished piece of content.
  • Final comments and uploading
  • Going forward and getting stuck

Please contact us for a full course outline

Video scriptwriting

Half day in-company training course

A detailed breakdown of how to write scripts for video.

  • The main advantages of video - impact, immediacy, storytelling, emotional involvement, narrative
  • The difficulties or pitfalls of video
  • General scriptwriting techniques
  • The four story elements and the seven basic stories
  • The eleven point story plan
  • Securing emotional involvement
  • Plant and payoff
  • Applying these techniques
  • Nuts and bolts: changing sentence length and order
  • Music

Please contact us for a full course outline

Video presenting

Half day in-company training course

The best video presenters create their own style. This session gives you the techniques you need to find your most effective presenting style.

  • Adjusting for your audience
  • The seasoned professional or the gifted amateur: winning the trust of the audience
  • Slow down and stress up. How not to gabble and, at the same time, hit the correct stress words, particularly in longer sentences
  • Not all communication is verbal: what is your body language saying?
  • Interior or exterior: do locations distract or enrich?
  • Voice over or to-camera: the difference in delivery
  • Graphics: when and how to use them

Please contact us for a full course outline

Commissioning and curating video content

Half day in-company training course

 Knowing what makes compelling video content for your audience is vital, even when you are not shooting it yourself.  This session looks at how to get the most out of video opportunities by creating, commissioning or curating great video content.

  • Thinking about your audience and why video is right for them
  • Getting the content right
  • Different video styles – when to use them and who does it well
  • Commissioning great video content
  • Getting the promotion right

Please contact us for a full course outline

Film-making process

Half day in-company training course

It’s all about your process. Depending on the job, your process will change but knowing and understanding that process will mean you can choose what you need for that job.  It’s also great to have assets to share with your team (and should you want) the client. 

  • The idea/ treatment / pitch
  • The shooting script / shot list
  • The storyboard / animatic
  • Pre production
  • Production
  • Post production and delivery

Please contact us for a full course outline