Use Your Photography Skills to Master Videography
with Jessica Dimmock
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01 Class Introduction10:30
29 DSLR vs Non-DSLR13:39
Class duration: 10h 6mSee all 37 lessons
About The Class
Use your photographic eye to become a videographer.
Just because you’re a photographer doesn’t mean you can’t shoot compelling video. If you have a digital SLR, you have the equipment. If you’re a photographer who loves to tell captivating visual stories, you have the passion and the necessary skills. It doesn’t matter whether you want to create powerful short films about global issues or take videos of your friends on vacation: all it takes to start being a successful videographer is strong photography skills.
Join VII Agency photojournalist Jessica Dimmock for this class, and you’ll learn:
- How to storyboard to create a strong narrative
- How to properly capture sound and voiceover while on a shoot
- How to shoot for an editor and to think with the edit in mind
Challenges of Moving into Videography08:29
Difference Between Photography & Videography05:27
Videography Should be as Beautiful as Photography13:27
Add Videography to Your Business17:36
Importance of Movement & Stabilization22:04
Gear to Stabilize Your Camera04:21
Demo of Shoulder Rigs33:22
Video Examples Using Shoulder Rig09:21
What's In My Travel Bag?04:07
Demo: Monopod & Tripod16:23
Story Types That Lend Themselves to Video25:04
Example: Engaging Stories in Intros17:28
Story Structure Exercise17:20
Example: Story Building11:41
Shooting Video for an Editor23:04
Make Great Video Transitions23:10
Shoot Video for Beauty07:59
Video Examples: Intentional Movement31:35
Importance of Great Sound03:32
Options for Recording Sound30:13
XLR Inputs, Shotgun & Lavaliere Microphones08:43
The Art of the Interview07:06
The Versatility of Lavaliere Microphones20:58
Demo: Lavaliere Microphone19:42
Camera Choice for Videography03:43
DSLR vs Non-DSLR13:39
Lens Choices for Videography11:35
Organization: Log Footage on Computer22:20
Example Footage Log Sheet17:48
Categories for Logging Footage21:06
Finding Inspiration for Videography42:55
Transition Photography Skills to Videography24:31
Director/Cinematographer Jessica Dimmock is the recipient of the 2014 Infinity Award for Photojournalist of The Year from the International Center of Photography and the 2013 World Press Photo top prize as the director and cinematographer of the web feature “Too Young To Wed.” In 2010, Dimmock won Kodak's Best Cinematography Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival for WITHOUT, which she also co-produced. The film received an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award. Jessica and co-director Christopher LaMarca were listed in filmmaker magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2014. Their upcoming feature, the Pearl, is supported by the Sundance Documentary Film Program and the Ford Foundation and is edited by three-time academy award nominee Fiona Otway. Her clients include the United Nations, HBO, CNN, Showtime, Doctors Without Borders, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Aperture. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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I have been waiting for a course like this. Purchasing it was a no-brainer. Taught by an accomplished professional in the field, with a strong track record of high level work, Jessica Dimmock, I feel, is exactly the type of instructor Creative Live should be giving air time to. I have watched other Videography classes on Creative Live, and this was the first one that I felt was worth purchasing due to how much info was being shared, in a very methodical, easy to follow (but not dumb downed) fashion.
This class has left me feeling very encouraged and inspired about getting into videography. Jessica has made some great work, in her short career with video, and was able to share what she learned through those experiences. She started out as a photographer and has now incorporated video into her skill set and it seems to have expanded the diversity her opportunities and has enriched what she produces and shares with the world. I look forward to doing the same thing in my own way. Thanks CL for another wonderful class.
Simultaneously broad and deep, the information Jessica covers and the way she delivers it really give you the feeling you can jump into video right away. Professionalism in every area, from prep steps to workflow in the field to clean organization and processing, inspires confidence in the value of her methods. She clearly learned most of this in the field over years of work, which means the rest of us now have a huge leg up on our first projects. Thank you so much!
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