Video Production Full Certificate | BAVC

Video Production Full Certificate

104 hours total
$3,600.00

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According to Cisco, video will make up 80% of internet content by 2021. If you're tasked with moving a message forward, dreaming of creating your own movie, looking to make your web site more compelling or you're simply a visual storyteller, it's time to learn video production for reals. With classes taught by expert instructors and conveniently located in the San Francisco Bay Area, BAVC's Video Production Certificate will help you learn skills you can apply to becoming a professional videographer, Director of Photography (DP), production crew member, producer or associate editor. You can freelance or land a job at an ad agency, nonprofit or for any employer who wants to bring more video into the mix. We'll even teach you how to fly a drone! People who do well in video production have tireless energy, enjoy collaboration and are natural storytellers. Brush up on skills in preproduction, production and postproduction and learn how to make yourself stand out in the job market. In Spring 2018, VR (Virtual Reality) Production classes will be added to this Certificate.

Aesthetics of Editing

"We'll fix it in post." You've heard that phrase to justify less-than-desirable production results but the old chestnut can also refer to moving the story along. The decisions you make while editing brings the power to a film or video. It helps viewers make connections, be in on the secret, or turn what they're watching into an artform. As Ralph Rosenblum says in his industry-reknown classic, When The Shooting Stops, The Cutting Begins, the footage "must now be selected, tightened, paced, embellished, arranged, and in some scenes, given artificial respiration."

In this San Francisco film editing class, we will leave software and hardware behind and focus on the art and craft of cutting. You'll explore well known concepts used by Hollywood movie makers, independent film and videomakers and even by comics artists. Examples will be drawn from narrative and documentary films as well as from music videos, commercials and experimental films. You'll walk away from this San Francisco class with a solid understanding of:

  • juxtaposition
  • reaction shots
  • cutaways
  • action edits
  • B-roll
  • pacing
  • screen position
  • montage
  • continuity
  • sound
Audio for Video Production

This eight-hour workshop provides hands-on training in the basic techniques of recording sound for the camera. This San Francisco class will review basic sound theory, practical tips, squashing noise, and troubleshooting. Students will set up interviews and use the most commonly used professional sound equipment in different environments. Topics covered:

  • Mixing theory/gain structure
  • Mic, line, and consumer levels
  • Microphone types and applications
  • Boom technique
  • Ambiance

Film, Audio, and Video Training in San Francisco

BAVC offers video production classes in San Francisco, and many students come to us with an interest in taking an audio/video class. If you are interested in reviewing basic sound theory, practical tips, squashing noise, and troubleshooting. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Interviewing Techniques

Being able to conduct an interview that results in powerful and effective material can make or break your film. This San Francisco class will take the students through the various steps for preparing an engaging camera interview from research, pre-production, production to post production. Interview samples will be screened and analyzed to highlight different approaches and dos and don’ts. Practice interviews will be set up so students have a chance to interview each other and/or be interviewed.

This San Francisco class will show you the best workflow practices, and prepare you to both ask the tough questions and get your interviewees to share their deepest thoughts and feelings on camera.

Topics covered (among others):

  • How to structure the interview
  • How to prepare questions
  • What is the style/look of your interview?
  • How to choose the right camera, sound and lighting gear
  • Paperwork/Releases
  • How to prepare the interviewee
  • Professional vs. non-professional interviewee
  • How to pick & prepare a set
  • Dos and Don’ts during the interview
  • Quick fixes for problems during the interview
  • Transcripts & paper edits
  • Film Interview Training In San Francisco

BAVC offers classes in San Francisco, many students come to us with an interest in taking an interviewing technique training class. Whether you are interested in engaging camera interview from research, pre-production, production to post production. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Lighting

Lighting for video is unlike lighting for photography, film, or theater. This hands-on workshop in San Francisco introduces participants to professional lighting techniques and equipment specific to video. This San Francisco class will cover amps, attitude, and technique. Learn to reduce lighting set-ups to their fundamentals, revealing the structure upon which style is built. Topics include:

  • Quality of light and creating depth
  • Lighting for different styles and situations
  • Working with available light for best results

Lighting Training Class: San Francisco

BAVC offers lighting classes in San Francisco, many students come to us with an interest in taking a lighting technique and equipment specific video class. Whether you are interested in looking working with available lighting for best results effectively. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

DSLR Video Bootcamp - 4-Day Class

**This is a 4 day class**

Are you a cinephile or producer in San Francisco seeking to become more skilled with video? Are you an employer seeking to create exciting video content for your company? Are you a freelancer looking to make yourself more marketable for video production jobs?

Today’s high-definition DSLR cameras afford filmmakers at all levels the ability to learn to shoot video in an easy, flexible way. To help you learn this industry-standard video technology and to provide you with the skills you need to make sleek, professional videos, BAVC offers its DSLR Bootcamp in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Bootcamp condenses a semester’s worth of camera-handling knowledge into an intense 4-day (or 32 hour) training course. If you are naturally curious about and comfortable with cameras, this class is for you. Students will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of Short Video Production, including Production Planning, Shooting and Post-Production from BAVC’s expert instructors.

Weekend 1 covers planning, preproduction and production

Weekend 2 covers Adobe Premiere Pro CC and editing the footage shot in weekend 1

Topics covered:

Basic engineering and sound
Preproduction planning, scripting, and storyboarding
Camera operation
Lens choice
Production and directing techniques
Working as a team throughout the production process
Ingesting media
Working with dual-system audio
Performing basic editing and media management tasks
Final output and sharing your video online

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS

• cinephiles that have previously owned a video camera
• producers interested in learning videography
• employees who want to create content for their company
• beginners that plan to freelance
• next wave of doc filmmakers

THIS CLASS WILL BE CHALLENGING IF

• understanding cameras is intimidating
• you prefer learning over a semester

DSLR Video Bootcamp Workshop Training in San Francisco

BAVC offers DSLR video classes in San Francisco, many students come to us with an interest in taking a video class. Whether you are interested in skills necessary to accomplish the basic preproduction, production and postproduction processes. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Video Production

Tried and true for over seventeen years at BAVC, this intensive, hands-on video workshop in San Francisco is designed for the beginning videomaker in an updated, convenient San Francisco 2-day class length. This San Francisco class is an ideal introduction to all phases of production, with top-notch instruction and personal attention. Topics covered:

  • Basic engineering and sound
  • Preproduction planning, scripting, and storyboarding
  • Video camera operations
  • Production and directing techniques
  • Working as a team throughout the production process

Video Production Training: San Francisco

BAVC offers Video Production classes in San Francisco, many students come to us with an interest in taking a video production class. Whether you are interested in looking to meet new clients or even hoping to land an internship. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Video Post Production Workflow

Have you worked tirelessly to shoot or accrue hours of great footage? Are you unsure of how to put it all together and complete your video? From ingesting your footage into a computer to the output of your finished product, BAVC’s Post-Production Workflow training allows you the opportunity to learn from real post-production specialists in San Francisco who can walk you through each individual phase of organizing, editing and completing your film. Get the files onto your computer, name them properly so that you don’t lose them, troubleshoot technical issues along the way and maximize your existing Adobe Premiere skills to be able to finish your project. Post-production training topics covered during this course include:

  • Ingesting footage
  • Organizing your video metadata
  • Troubleshooting incompatible file formats and lost file extensions
  • Tips on proper naming conventions for your media library
  • Output and delivery methods for high quality playback

Video Post Production Workflow Training in San Francisco

BAVC offers Video Post Production classes in San Francisco as part of its portfolio of classes on film and video technologies. Many students come to us with an interest in taking some of the best training classes in the San Francisco Bay Area on film and video production. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Portfolio Development Series

The Portfolio Development Series is aimed at helping you build, package and promote your portfolio. You’ll also learn how to communicate with, and manage your clients.

Building Module:

In this module, you'll learn to lay the groundwork for portfolio creation including identifying your objectives, reviewing current and common trends, sample selection, best practices in size, consistency and diversity, working on spec, and creating a mock layout.

Topics Covered:

Creating Work Samples
Working Pro Bono to Generate Work Samples
Planning and Time Management
Define your pitch
MoUs and other legalities
Examples of popular portfolio sites
Activity: Setting Attainable Goals

Packaging Module:

This module is not about what's in your portfolio but rather, the look and feel of it. We'll discuss using template sites, embedding video, broadcast graphics, master animations, interactivity, hosting, uploading and the all-important banner ad!

Topics Covered:

Customizing a template
Web conventions
Social Video platforms
Web 2.0 overview
Banner Ads Widgets
Activity: Discover Your Style

Promoting Module:

This module helps you leverage your best work through promotion. You'll learn the major players, where to begin and how to integrate them into your portfolio. If you're not using the web to market yourself, you're using an outdated business model.

Topics Covered:

Using Social Networking sites
Integration and business use
Search Engine Optimization
Understanding Google page rank
Submitting your site to search engines
Activity: Develop Your Communication Strategy

Freelancer Essentials Module:

You've got a site with your portfolio and contact info but it's not as stellar as you'd like. Or maybe you need to create a client portfolio site? This module will cover advanced techniques, industry best practices, client portfolio design and an overview of client relationships.

Topics Covered:

Best Practices
Seeking and obtaining clients
Bidding, contracts, completion and invoicing
Communicating with clients
Activity: Set Your Earning Goals