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What Makes a Great Video

Lesson 2 from: Video Production Essentials: Create, Edit and Post Online​

Philip Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, Will Carnahan

What Makes a Great Video

Lesson 2 from: Video Production Essentials: Create, Edit and Post Online​

Philip Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

2. What Makes a Great Video

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1 Introduction

1

Welcome to the Class

02:12
2

What Makes a Great Video

03:17
3

What Type of Video Should You Make

02:47

Chapter 2: Pre-production

4

Come up with a Great Video Ideas

05:05
5

Plan Your Video

03:30
6

The Pre-production Checklist

04:04

Chapter 3 Equipment - Our Suggestions for Getting Started

7

Does Equipment Matter

01:34
8

Our Recommended Cameras

06:00
9

Our Recommended Audio Equipment

04:37
10

Our Recommended Lighting Equipment

01:47
11

Our Recommended Editing Equipment

02:11
12

Our Recommended Drone Equipment

05:35
13

Quiz: Chapter 3

Chapter 4:Cinematography Basics

14

Exposing Your Shots

05:25
15

Compose Your Shots

04:25
16

Filming Yourself

01:09
17

Getting the Right Shot

03:43
18

Choose a Background

02:32
19

My Office Video Setup

02:54
20

Quiz: Chapter 4

Chapter 5: Tips for Shooting with Different Cameras

21

Exposing with DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

06:31
22

Focus with DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

02:35
23

Stabilize Your Shots

02:57
24

Know Your Lenses

03:18
25

Shoot with Your Smartphone

05:10
26

Shoot with Your Webcam

05:49
27

Record Great Screencast Videos

04:20
28

Tips for Better Drone Shots

04:06
29

Types of Drone Shots

01:43
30

Quiz: Chapter 5

Chapter 6: Audio Recording and Microphones

31

Choose the Right Microphone for Your Video

03:14
32

Record Better Audio in Any Environment

01:27
33

How to Use a Lavalier Microphone

02:47
34

How to Use a Shotgun Microphone

00:55
35

How to Record Audio with Your Computer

01:27
36

Quiz: Chapter 6

Chapter 7: Video Lighting

37

Why We Light

01:03
38

Use Natural Light

04:14
39

The 3-point Video Lighting Setup

07:26
40

Quiz: Chapter 7

Chapter 8: Editing Better Videos

41

Intro to Editing

02:15
42

The Post-production Process

07:50
43

Craft a Story with Editing

05:21
44

Improve Your Audio with Editing

06:34
45

Find and Add Music

05:12
46

Design Clean and Professional Titles

03:15
47

Increase Video Engagement with Calls to Action

01:29
48

Quiz: Chapter 8

Chapter 9: Get More Views - Publishing Your Video Online

49

Export the Best Quality Video for Online

02:54
50

Tips for Posting Online

05:28
51

Grow Your Youtube Channel

04:41
52

Quiz: Chapter 9

Chapter 10: Case Studies: Real-world Filmmaking

53

Case Study - Corporate Promo Videos with Ghirardelli Chocolate

08:54
54

Case Study - Event Videography with Major Lazer

08:39
55

Case Study - Documentary Films with Phil

14:24
56

Case Study - Shooting By Yourself

15:32
57

Case Study - Wedding Videography

08:37
58

Case Study - Phil's Livestream Setup

04:23

Chapter 11: Conclusion

59

Thank You

00:59

Final Quiz

60

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

What Makes a Great Video

what do you need to make a great video? That's what this lesson is all about. Hey Sam, tell us what the first element of the video making process is. So first and foremost, you need a camera we've shot with everything from our smartphones to pro cinema cameras that do crazy slow motion or four K resolution, which are all cool things. But you don't need that to make a good video. Right now. We're rolling with multiple cameras, a smartphone and a professional camera. And you can see that while the quality of the professional cinema camera is better. You can still record great videos with a smartphone at the end of the day, all you need is something that can record video now that you have a camera, you now need a subject or a story, something captivating something that's going to get people interested, something that's going to keep someone watching your video story and subject will come back to the why? Why are you making this video? Is it because of a passion? Is it a three act structur...

e that you want to tell people? Or is it just a video vlog that you want to share your life experience with? It's going to be important that your viewers can connect with you through your story subject or yourself in general. So once you have your camera and your subject matter, you know what type of video you're going to make. The next thing is to think about exposing an image, you know, having enough light for your camera to be able to see what you're trying to capture. This can come both from artificial light or from daylight, artificial lights are like those that you find in your house or the lights that we use on film sets. Natural light comes from the sun at a very basic level. It's it's just like being able to see something. But as you get deeper into it, you'll start being able to shape light and really tell a story by using it. Lighting can also really affect the mood of your video. Take for example, this one big soft light for a very dramatic interview. Another aspect of video making is audio and this can sometimes be forgotten. This includes stuff that's recorded on set, like a nice clear voice during an interview or dialog between characters. This will also include stuff that's done in post stuff like sound effects, voice over recording and music. All this comes together as your audio track in your final video and this can really make or break your final video. The next element of video making is editing and editing or post production is where some say the story really take shape. It's where we take everything that we've worked on so far, the writing, the shooting and we put it all together and editing is more than just taking your best shots and putting them together. It's about adding emotion or even comedy with proper pacing or using techniques like adding music or doing some color grading to give a certain style to your film. It's ultimately about putting your story together and getting it ready to show the world. Think about editing throughout the entire video making process from pre production or when you're out shooting, it will help you understand what shots you need. Do you need close ups? Do you need wide shots? What shots will helps tell your story. So you figured out your camera, you figured out what story you're going to be telling, You talked about your lighting and you've figured out your audio, you've taken all that and you've edited together a nice video. What do you do next? It's time to distribute that video. Film has been around for over 100 years. It's never been easier for you to share your video with the world. It's a great time to be a video maker.

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