General Video Skills

In addition to running courses for media professionals AV8 Media also runs courses for anyone who is interested in using video in their day to day life, whether it's for work or personal projects.  Our instructors use their years of professional filmmaking experience to impart the knowledge and skills to make your videos  shine, no matter what your skill level or budget. These courses can be customised for your organisation so please contact us to find out more.

These are ideal courses for those who want to tell stories using video, especially on social media. Suitable for beginners!


Duration:

1.5 days (Day 1: 9.30am - 5.30pm) (Day 2: 9.30am - 12.30pm)

This course can be conducted online via Zoom or in person at our location.


Dates:

Please contact us for upcoming dates. Custom courses can be arranged for your organisation.


Course Fee:

S$ 450 before GST 

S$ 481.50 after  7% GST


Who Should Attend:

This course is designed as an introduction for anyone who wants to learn how to do simple editing.

It's ideal for Video Hobbyists who want to cut together videos that showcase their passions, Arts Practitioners who want to put together simple showreels for themselves or their organisations, and Business Owners or Employees who need to create basic corporate or marketing videos.

 

Prerequisites:

Some basic knowledge of video is beneficial, but not required.


Course Outline:

This 1.5 day course introduces basic editing tools and concepts necessary to perform  simple video edits.Participants will learn how to execute the above using the Cut page in the free, downloadable version of DaVinci Resolve, a full featured video editing software.

 
1. Organizing a New Project
  • Configuring essential settings
  • Exploring the DaVinci Resolve interface
  • Reviewing and scrubbing Clips
  • Making new Bins

2. Introduction to Editing in the Cut Page

  • Starting out in the Cut page
  • Adding Clips to a Timeline
  • Reviewing Clips using Source Tape
  • Appending Clips to the Timeline
  • Marking In and Out with precision
  • Using intelligent editing tools
  • Using another camera angle
  • Trimming Edits

3. Adding Effects and Publishing in the Cut page

  • Mixing audio
  • Switching Transitions
  • Resizing and Stabilising Clips
  • Changing a Clip’s speed
  • Adding a Title
  • Using the Effects Library
  • Panning and zooming Clips
  • Applying audio effects
  • Sharing to YouTube and Vimeo
Participants will practice cutting together a short corporate video with actual footage.

Instructors:

IAN WONG

An Adobe Premiere Pro and Blackmagic DaVinci Certified Instructor who has conducted training for companies like HBO, Fox Sports, Globecast, and Sony Singapore among others.


    
    

    Duration:

    4 Days (28 teaching hours)

    
    

    Dates:

    Please contact us for upcoming dates. Custom courses can be arranged for your organisation.

    
    

    Course Fee:

    S$ 900 before GST

    (S$ 961 incl 7% GST)

    With  the importance of social media and digital marketing the ability to create video content  is now an almost essential skill .

    Modern smartphones are great video capture tools which let you shoot without expensive gear and high budgets.but without knowing how to plan and edit your shoot you won't get a professional production.

    This course immerses you in professional digital cinema workflow and teaches you to apply it to your projects . The skills imparted will also allow you to work better with external video vendors you may hire.

    
    

    Course Objectives:

    Participants will learn how to plan, shoot and edit  professional looking content . They will also learn to enhance their videos with dramatic visual effects.

    By the end of the course participants should be able to

    1) Understand the 3 phases of productions workflow (pre production, production and post production)

    2) Write a creative brief

    3) Understand shot types, camera movements and visual  effects

    4) Shoot and produce visual dramatic effects using mobile camera

    5) Edit clips in a coherent manner  using an editing software

    6) Work and communicate with collaborators in an efficient and responsible manner in producing video project

    
    

    Who Should Attend:

    Marketers, arts practitioners, and anyone interested in using video as a communication tool.

    
    

    Course Outline:

    Day 1
    - Introduction to write creative brief and understand the production workflow
    - Introduction to shot types, camera movements and visual dramatic effects
    - Understanding the shot list and storyboarding
    - Introduction to basic 3 point lighting
    - Introduction to mobile camera handling
    - Introduction to Digital Video Today

    Day 2
    - Recap of day 1 lesson
    - Write a creative brief (content) and planning
    - Create shot list and storyboard
    - Test B roll shoot

    Day 3
    - Shooting the actual content
    - Introduction to Video editing software
    - Interface features and functions
    - How to import and organize footage
    - Basic editing techniques – straight cut, jump cut
    - Basic transitions and Graphic titles

    Day 4
    - Finding the right music
    - Basic music track editing
    - Edit the content
    - Export video to YouTube, Instagram and Facebook

    
    

    Instructors:

    NORASWAN MOHAMED

    Noraswan has over 15 years of experience in the creative & media industry and is highly proficient in current motion graphic design skills & practices. He has an excellent portfolio of up-to-date commercial design work.

    
    

      Duration:

      1 day (9.30am - 5.30pm)

      
      

      Dates:

      Please contact us for upcoming dates. Custom courses can be arranged for your organisation.

      
      

      Course Fee:

      S$ 350 before 7% GST

      S$ 374.50 after 7% GST

      
      

      Who Should Attend:

      Producers, Directors, Line Producers, Editors, Post-Production Supervisors & staff, Visual Effects Supervisors & staff, Directors of Photography, decision-makers in film & television. This short course is not designed to be overly technical. The objective is to give key decision-makers enough knowledge to make good choices in planning, way before the first frame is ever shot or edited.

      
      

      Course Outline:

      Both film & television are rapidly transitioning into the digital realm, with no sign of slowing down. So it has become increasingly important that key personnel in content creation understand how to plan towards success when embarking on a digital production.

      The goal of the course is to help attendees understand digital workflows, and how it can empower them to achieve the results they want, for screens both big and small.

      What will be covered,

      •     Factors to consider in pre-production planning
      •     Acquisition factors that can affect your workflow
      •     How do you shoot for maximum flexibility later?
      •     Data Wrangling – how do you keep your production safe?
      •     Explanation of a 'typical' digital workflow, and how to customise it for your needs
      •     The impact of Colour Spaces – what happens when you get them wrong?
      •     LUTs – what are they for, and how are they used?
      •     Main purposes of Colour Grading
      •     Screening of different samples to illustrate Colour Grading in different Colour Spaces
      •     Managing collaboration between different departments
      •     Deliverables – what do you plan for, and how do you get there?
      
      

      Instructors:

      IAN WONG

      An Adobe Premiere Pro and Blackmagic DaVinci Certified Instructor who has conducted training for companies like HBO, Fox Sports, Globecast, and Sony Singapore among others.

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