MODULE 1 - VIDEO FUNDAMENTALS AND CAMERA BASICS
Before starting to shoot, you need to understand the basics of video. Even better you need to understand the basics of photo (or frames which make up the video) – video is simply 24 frames playing within a second. Of course, camera is an integral part of shoot. It’s your tool, hence you need to understand, in depth how the camera works – how does the camera takes the light and digitize it in the form of video.
MODULE 2 - EXPOSURE
Exposure is about controlling the amount of light that enters the camera so that the camera only takes the light what it needs to. In case, the more amount of light enters the camera sensor, then the shot will be over exposed. On the opposite case, when the less amount of light enters the sensor, for example in the night scene, then the shot will be underexposed. Learn about how to control the exposure within the scene - using aperture, shutter speed and the ISO.
MODULE 3 - COMPOSITION
Composition is the arrangement of the elements within a frame. How you arrange things matter more than you think – composition even allows you to play with subtexts within the video.
MODULE 4 - LIGHTING
Lighting is what illuminates the scene. It plays a major role in visual storytelling. The color of the light, direction, quality, intensity all sets the right mood and tone for the frame.
MODULE 5 - CAMERA MOVEMENT
Movement is an essential tool, use it in a proper manner and it enhances the video or else, movements distract the audience from the core content. Only move the camera when something motivates the camera movement.
MODULE 6 - VIDEO EDITING BASICS
Shooting does not work in isolation – you need to shoot for the edit. After all, it’s through the editing process that video comes out as an end result – shooting for editing also helps editors a lot so that the results come out as expected.