This Video Masterclass is designed to take you Intermediate to Advanced. It’s dedicated to those already comfortable creating videos, but want to know the techniques professional travel filmmakers use to impress clients and get more views.
During the workshop, we’ll do more than show you. We will help you create interesting transitions, compose beautiful sound design, and use the best tips and tricks we’ve learned in 5 years of professional travel filmmaking.
Making videos should feel like painting. The tools, the technology, the keyboard should all fade away. The goal of the day is to double your creativity behind the camera and the computer. And to give you a fresh new approach to travel filmmaking.
Agenda (8 hours with breaks):
START 9:30 am
SECTION I – COFFEE & STORYTIME
What are the key elements of a great travel video?
The importance of know where you want to go with this right from the beginning.
SECTION II – MASTERING THE RULES OF VIDEO
What are the things you “should do” when shooting video?
Tips on how to use aperture, shutter speed, and ISO creatively
BREAK 11:00 – 11:15 am
SECTION III – BREAKING THE RULES OF VIDEO
How to break free from the canvas and make your shots more interesting
How to manipulate speed, framing, and movement to create energy
SECTION IV – VIDEO TRANSITIONS
The power of shooting freehand, and the magic of motion.
Becoming a puzzle master, and matching shapes, colours, and speeds.
SECTION V – THE POWER OF SOUND
Risers, Whooshes, Low Frequency Effects. How to use extra sound to make your videos and transitions memorable.
Lunch 1:00 to 2:00 pm
SECTION VI – ACTIVITY TIME
Breaking off into groups to practice new techniques and ideas.
SECTION VII – GEAR TALK
What do Mike and Jules have in their bag?
What do they feel is the best set-up for different environments?
BREAK 4:00 TO 4:15PM
SECTION VIII – GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS
Tips on becoming a professional. Proposals, Pitching and Operating a small business.
SECTION IX – COLOUR CORRECTION, GRADING & MASKING
Treating video like a photograph, and how to make your shots pop.
Shooting Flat. Why? Is it worth it?
SECTION X – EXPORTING & SHARING
Tips on exporting and creating media for different social platforms.
The class will chose one of three topics to finish off the day
A) TIPS FOR SPEAKING ON CAMERA
B) ADVANCED DRONE TECHNIQUES / SAFETY
C) OUR BIGGEST MISTAKES = OUR BIGGEST LESSONS
Everyone needs to bring a camera, a laptop and a editing programme. (Mike is working with Final Cut Pro and Juliana is working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, so they will be able to accommodate questions about both programs, though they will aim to focus on the technique.
The number of tickets is limited to 20.