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Plan Your Video

Lesson 5 from: Video Production Essentials: Create, Edit and Post Online​

Philip Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

5. Plan Your 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

Plan Your Video

once you have an idea for your video, the next step is to make a plan. This is the pre production process. Pre production is extremely important. It's something that helps your production and post production all run much, much smoother because we've gone and you've had the foresight to know what you're getting into. Just for this course alone. We've been outlines, we've done scheduling, we've gone back on the outlines, we've written scripts. I mean it takes a lot to make this all happen. But now that we're here shooting it, we know what to expect. We know what we're trying to get and we just need to film it. Pre production for us includes things like creating a timeline, creating equipment and personnel lists and also creating a budget. All of these things together can be put together as a treatment if you're doing a more professional shoot with a client. This is something you might want to be presenting to your client. It can also be used as reference so that you can keep track of eve...

rything you're doing while you're shooting, setting up a timeline is an important part of your pre production process. Now, this is going to look different from your feature length narrative to your Youtube channel timeline. But for any type of video, it's important. Let's look at Youtube though, because I think a lot of you watching this video will be starting your own Youtube channel. It's so important to have a schedule on Youtube or really any social media platform when it comes to video putting out consistent video is one way to grow your audience faster because people will expect and know that you're coming out with more content on a weekly or a monthly or a biweekly basis. Now there's no perfect rule for how often you should be posting. But once or twice a week is a great rule of thumb. So once, you know that you want to be posting videos once a week or twice a week or whatever it is, you can come up with a timeline for how long it will take to create that video. That is going to include things like planning out the video, shooting the video and editing the video and any time it takes to put it online and publish it. And to actually do this start from the end, When do you want to publish a video? If it's monday and you want to publish on friday, think about when you want to shoot it, Maybe you want to shoot it on monday or Tuesday, when are you going to edit it? When are you going to set it up online? And maybe you can do it all in one day, but just start to think about how big what the scope of your project is and work backwards to create your own timeline. And next you'll need to think of your crew and equipment. So who's going to be on the set with you? Do you have someone to help with lighting, camera, audio, who's engaging with the subject and these can all be covered by one person or they can be a whole team of people alongside that. You need to know what equipment you have or what equipment you'll need to rent. Do you have your own camera? Do you have lighting can use natural lighting? You know, there's so many different tools and toys you can play with, but when you're first getting started, just use what you have, use what's available to you and really focus on your story, Focus on what's in front of your camera now that you figured out everything you need to shoot this, you can create a budget basically. The budget includes your costs from beginning to end. That means paying for production and post production. So for the total budget, things to think about our equipment, crew, transportation fees, food, post production, um such like editing or assets like creating new graphics and also music composition and potentially distribution fees. This can all seem a little daunting, but we're going to walk through our pre production checklist in the next lesson

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