Video Production Certificate

When it comes to video, most employers require that you are adept not only at producing video but at editing it. There's even a term, "Preditor," a hybrid of "Producer" + "Editor," which means you're going to be responsible for the whole enchilada. If you understand how to use video on the web, you're even more valuable. As a freelancer, you'll be able to sell your services more easily if you can offer several options to your clients. When you focus on this Certificate, you'll be developing your aesthetic skills along with learning how to communicate using HD video. You'll learn lighting, sound, editing, workflow, compression and output to web.

We recommend this Certificate to people who are filling in the gaps in their skillsets or to gain a solid understanding of video. In 2012 there are hundreds of jobs available to people who possess video chops in addition to other multimedia skills --jobs at start-ups, corporations, nonprofits, ad agencies, software companies, video production shops and boutique FX studios with salaries between $40K - $85K. People who do well in video production have tireless energy, enjoy collaboration and are natural storytellers.

 

 

JOBS YOU CAN GET

DP (Director of Photography)
Videographer
Gaffer
Sound Recordist
Production Manager
Line Producer
Production Artist
Trainer
Preditor
Scriptwriter
Unit Manager
Associate Producer

 

 

Reel from BAVC freelance preditor Jason T: 

 

CORE CLASSES

Video Production
Video Preproduction
Interviewing Techniques
Audio for Video Production
Final Cut Pro X: Introduction OR Premiere Pro
DSLR Cinematography
DSLR Cinematography: Intermediate
Lighting
HD Workflow
Portfolio Development Series (4 classes)

 

ELECTIVE CLASSES

Choose 3-4 days from the following electives:

Aesthetics of Editing (1 day)
Compression (1 day)
Video Production Bootcamp (4 days)
DSLR Bootcamp (4 days)
Digital Photography Introduction (2 days)
Photoshop: Inroduction
(2 days)
Lighting: Guerilla Tactics
(1 day)
Premiere Pro (2 days)
Final Cut Pro: Documentary Techniques (1 day)
Final Cut Pro X: Intermediate
(1 day)
Chroma Key (1 day)