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Creative In-Camera Video Transitions

Do you want to add some creative flare in to your videos? Then try adding some creative transitions in to your work.

Learn How to Edit Videos in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the industry’s leading video editing programs for creating high-quality, professional videos for use in broadcast and online. It is capable of compiling your footage into amazing videos, with motion graphics, titles and graphics included, but at first glance, it’s a little overwhelming. This course is designed to help you navigate the interface and allow you to easily create dynamic, engaging videos that will impress your viewers, clients, customers, and more. 

Introduction to Filmmaking: How to Make Great Videos

Never made a video before? Never picked up a camera? That's not a problem. This course will walk you through everything you need to know to get started. The class will start off by explaining what the numbers on your camera mean, what camera settings to use and what camera settings to avoid, how to focus your lens, shot sizes and angles, composition & framing, camera movement, lighting and sound. 

Learn Adobe After Effects

Launching Adobe After Effects can be scary! But it doesn't have to be. In this course, I walk you through the most vital sections, tools, plugins and techniques in After Effects to help you create awesome visual effects, motion graphics and more.

How to Green Screen

Setting up, lighting, filming and editing with a green screen can be tricky! There are a few common errors that people tend to make that can completely ruin their efforts and make their green screen footage look amateur. This class is designed to help avoid that problem! The first lesson will cover a few of the common errors when setting up your green screen, then we jump into lighting (lighting is extremely important), then camera settings and lastly, this course will show you how to edit your green screen footage in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.

How to Film an Interview

Regardless of whether you’re filming for a YouTube video, TV show or a corporate video, being able to capture a great interview can take your video to the next level. It can help you to tell a story and allow the viewer to connect with the person on screen. Interviews are a fundamental part of filmmaking. From documentaries to reality shows, you will find interviews across TV, film and digital content. But, how do you capture an effective interview that looks great? Well, it all begins with pre-production (planning). Once you have a solid understanding of your character and the desired tone of your video, you can move onto filming the interview. This not only requires a solid understanding of cinematography, it also requires a specific set of skills to help you capture the best answers from your talent. Once you’ve captured this, it’s now onto the editing process. To turn a thirty-minute long interview into a two minute video is a challenge and can take some time to get used to the process.

Film Better Videos on Your Phone

You don't need a TV camera or a DSLR camera to film great videos. With the development of technology, we all have powerful video cameras with us at all times.. our phones. Our phones allow us to capture beautiful footage, however it's important that we follow some important steps to maximise the results. It's easy to pull out our phones, go to the camera app and start filming a video, but the cameras in our smart phones are capable of so much more. Our phones are designed to be user friendly. That means that a professional video creator, someone at a gig filming their favourite band and a parent filming their child playing in the park are all capable of shooting okay looking videos. But we don't want okay looking videos... we want great videos... amazing videos! And that's possible. We just have to get a few things sorted before pressing record.

Lighting 101: How to Light Your Videos

Regardless of what you’re filming (it could be an interview, YouTube video, music video, TV show, etc.) you need great lighting to get great footage. If you neglect your lighting, your video footage will look amateur, and you will be left wondering why. So, in this course, I’m going to walk you through the different types of light, different lighting setups and how you can convert a boring location into a visually pleasing location using your lights. This will be achieved by a collection of different lessons and three case studies. These case studies will show you what my thought process is when lighting a room and I will explain what I’m doing, and more importantly, why I’m doing it.

How to Shoot a Dynamic Timelapse and Hyperlapse

Adding time lapses into your project can elevate your project and add a splash of character, but what are they? And how do we capture them? Time lapses are visually dynamic pieces of video content that are meant to show the passing of time. You can have a simple, static time-lapse or you can mix it up a little and play with long exposure or even add movement to your time-lapse to create a motion time-lapse or hyper-lapse. Time-lapses can be beautiful! They just require a bit of work to get right and there are a few things that you need to look out for to avoid making common beginner mistakes.

YouTube Success: How to Create a Successful YouTube Channel

With more and more people turning to YouTube to create a new career or simply just promote their business, it makes us ask the question... Is it too late to start posting on YouTube? Sure, there's more competition as more and more people are uploading now (compared to five years ago) but I firmly believe that it is still very possible to create a very successful YouTube channel. You just have to make sure that you're prepared and have a plan of action.

Throughout this course, I will run you through everything that you will need to know when first starting. From planning, filming, editing, uploading to promoting. Each step is important and it is crucial that we tick the right boxes to maximise our efforts.

Edit Stop Motion: How to Bring Objects to Life with Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion animation is a widely used technique of filmmaking and story telling. Some major films and commercials have used the technique to tell their story. But, what is it?

Stop motion animation is a style of filmmaking that brings objects to life. Whether it be a character made out of clay, a pile of card and paper or a solid object, it’s possible to bring these to life with the use stop motion.

Edit Add Movement to Photos (Bring Photos to Life) - Adobe Photoshop, Premiere & After Effects

In this course, I will show you how to separate a photo's subject from the background in Adobe Photoshop and create dynamic animation in Adobe Premiere and After Effects. The objective here is to bring your photos to life!

Rather than uploading a still photo to social media or your website, bring it to life and add some dynamic movement. 

You will need Adobe Photoshop and Premiere and/or After Effects. No previous editing experience is required, although a basic understanding of all three Adobe programs would help. 

Beginners Guide to Photography (DSLR & Mirrorless Photography)

If you’re new to the world of photography, it can feel a little overwhelming when you open up your camera and see 1/100, F4, ISO100, 3200K, RAW and even more confusing settings. Well, in this course, I’m going to run you through all of the important settings in your camera. This will allow you to take your camera out of automatic mode and put it into manual mode, allowing you to take full advantage of the camera and it’s sensor.

It doesn’t end there though! When creating this course, my aim was to make you feel comfortable enough to take photos in any environment. So, we jump into composition and framing, lighting, lenses and filters, then run you through a few different types of photography and what you need to look out for (portrait, long exposure, sports/action, etc.) before finishing up with a photo editing tutorial in Adobe Lightroom Classic.

Gimbal 101: How to Create Beautiful Camera Movement using your Gimbal

Gimbals are everywhere! And it seems like almost every video creator will tell you at some point to buy a gimbal but is it as easy as just throwing your camera onto the gimbal and running around? Well... not exactly. There are quite a few important lessons that you need to know before you start filming with a gimbal.

This course is aimed at anyone that is new to the world of gimbals. I start off by talking about why you should use a gimbal, then I cover the setup, balance and calibration process. I then explain how to hold your gimbal to get the best shots and then run you through a list of camera moves that will give you dynamic shots. Then we're jumping into gimbal accessories (focus and monitoring) before finishing up with top tips when using a gimbal.