Making Better Video Course

Sound Introduction

Sound is one of the most important parts of a video, yet many people just use the mic on the phone or camera and wonder why its not good enough. With quite a modest outlay you can buy a reasonable microphone that will be 100% better than the phone or camera.

Basic outdoor Lighting

Lighting is the most important aspect of any video or film. The lighting affects the mood and much of the quality of the film. Too dark and the pixels start to show through the film as noise and too bright and the camera may not be able to cut out all the light.

Choosing a Location

Location What ever you want to make its always about location.  It doesn't even matter if it's an Animation is requires a location. The location matters on what you want to do with your film. The location has to be part of the story you are trying to convey.  The location can be outside or inside but there are some things you do have to consider before you shoot. 

Types of Camera

The Camera. It doesn't have to be a multi thousand pound camera, a DSLR, mirrorless camera or a phone will do making better video. The best camera is the one that you have with you as you.

Preparation is the Key

Prepare You are about to make your video. But it isn't about just grabbing the camera and off you go.  Its about being prepared before you go. Preparation doesn't have to take a long time, but before you shoot any video there are things to sort out.

Short Exercises

Exercises Have a go at some of the exercises making better video. These are 15 second long videos to help you improve your technique and learn some new ones. Follow the blog as it guides you through Making Better Video

Other basic equipment

The Equipment. Light, Sound and Camera, but the list doesn't stop there, there are tripods and many other essential items that are needed. Follow the blog as it guides you through Making Better Video

Using Props

Props. In most video we do we interact with something. Lets look at some of the do's and don't and how you can survive them. Follow the blog as it guides you through Making Better Video

Choosing your Talent

Talent Who is going to be your Talent?
A family Member
A Friend
A friend of a friend
A local amateur actor
A Paid actor Follow the blog as it guides you through Making Better Video