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Keep it Simple: Video for Photographers

with Lindsay Adler and Jeff Rojas

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    12:21
  •   14 Introduction to Setup

    14:32
  •   35 Editing Video to Audio

    20:42

Class duration: 16h 15m

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About The Class

Videography just got easy. Lindsay Adler and Jeff Rojas are going to show how to apply your existing rockstar photography skills to capturing video — without investing in fancy equipment or learning complicated technical jargon.

This CreativeLive course will focus on simple, easy-to-implement videography techniques. You’ll learn how the photography gear you already own can be repurposed for video. You’ll also explore the lighting basics essential to capturing motion. You’ll build concrete strategies for integrating filming and editing video into your existing photography workflow. Lindsay and Jeff will share their unique techniques for using video as a way to tell stories and for integrating your one-of-a-kind style into your video work.

Whether you’re looking to add a lucrative new dimension to your photography business or ready to capture compelling home movies, this course will demystify videography and give you the tools you need to film and edit like a pro.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    12:21
  2. 02

    Video for Photographers Part 1

    33:22
  3. 03

    Video for Photographers Part 2

    19:39
  4. 04

    Gear Basics

    18:24
  5. 05

    Gear Breakdown

    32:55
  6. 06

    Essentials for Shooting Video Part 1

    30:24
  7. 07

    Essentials for Shooting Video Part 2

    23:04
  8. 08

    Gear for Lateral and Vertical Movement

    32:34
  9. 09

    Gear for Staying Mobile

    24:47
  10. 10

    Focusing Techniques

    21:42
  11. 11

    Audio Overview Part 1

    16:54
  12. 12

    Audio Overview Part 2

    24:05
  13. 13

    Audio Recording Accessories

    18:28
  14. 14

    Introduction to Setup

    14:32
  15. 15

    Lighting for Video

    09:52
  16. 16

    Shoot: Boudoir Lighting Part 1

    30:23
  17. 17

    Shoot: Boudoir Lighting Part 2

    29:57
  18. 18

    Shoot: Boudoir Movement Part 1

    18:17
  19. 19

    Shoot: Boudoir Movement Part 2

    29:13
  20. 20

    Shoot: Boudoir Movement Part 3

    11:06
  21. 21

    Three Point Lighting

    17:35
  22. 22

    Shoot: Noir Lighting Part 1

    24:25
  23. 23

    Shoot: Noir Lighting Part 2

    14:50
  24. 24

    General Q&A

    24:29
  25. 25

    Shoot: Noir Audio Part 1

    33:59
  26. 26

    Shoot: Noir Audio Part 2

    25:43
  27. 27

    Shoot: Noir Audio Part 3

    22:08
  28. 28

    Gear Essentials

    32:23
  29. 29

    Video Storage

    15:56
  30. 30

    Editing Video in Photoshop Part 1

    35:57
  31. 31

    Editing Video in Photoshop Part 2

    36:34
  32. 32

    Editing in Premiere

    29:58
  33. 33

    Building the Sequence in Premiere

    20:16
  34. 34

    Editing Audio

    33:28
  35. 35

    Editing Video to Audio

    20:42
  36. 36

    Video Delivery Options

    13:35
  37. 37

    Transitions

    26:23
  38. 38

    Using Presets

    29:00
  39. 39

    Exporting Video in Premiere

    20:46
  40. 40

    Bonus Video: Kiss Video Presentation

    45:01

Meet Your Experts

Lindsay Adler

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer, educator, and Canon Explorer of Light. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, Noise, Essence, Zink Magazine, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought after speakers internationally, teaching on the industry's largest platforms and most prestigious events.  ... read more

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Jeff Rojas

Jeff Rojas is a Photographer, Director and Small Business Owner, based in New York City. After a stint working in Corporate America, Jeff decided to trade in his suit and pursue photography as a viable career choice. Since then, photography ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    August 2014

    This great workshop helps me to start a new experience with video, Lindsay and Jeff are so clever with a teaching very easy to follow, now I know the basics to work with movement, I got a new vision on how to take advantage of many years of photography experience, this is a new medium but image itself is the same, I recommend this to any newbie interested on getting a solid base to start.

  • Creativelive Student

    July 2019

    Fantastic class! Watching it in 2019 - and still finding relevant. Excellent way to ease photographers into the scary waters of video footage and production... and perfect for somebody who already has some basics to take it up a notch and challenge themselves quite a bit! Loved this class, very helpful.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    August 2015

    I bought this class because, I recently bought my first DSLR with filming capabilities. But when I start looking at it and after watching a couple of instructionvideos on YouTube I kinda got overwhelmed. This class broke it all down into clear pieces for me. Lindsay and Jeff have nice and clear teaching style. They covered everything but didn't get to far into the nitty gritty details. They always told how important something was and if you have to do it in a certain way or that is your artistic choice. I certainly can start off with making video with a lot more confidence now. The course is packed with information. It took me much longer then 3 days to watch and take 37 pages of notes!

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