Lesson 1: WHY ARE YOU HEREInspiration and Finding Your Purpose, History and Markets in DSLR Video, Market Trends and Opportunities for Profit with Video
Lesson 2: PLANNING YOUR SHOOT Gear Essentials and Extras, Software
Lesson 3: SHOOTING PART I: CAMERA SETTINGS AND FRAME RATES Settings for Canon users, Settings for Nikon users, Understanding Frame Rates and When to Use Which, Slow Motion
Lesson 4: SHOOTING PART II: STABILIZATION AND FOCUS TECHNIQUESISO, Shutter Speed, Focus Techniques. Stabilization Devices, Focusing with a Stable Camera, Handheld Stabilization Techniques
Lesson 5: SHOOTING PART III: INTRODUCING CAMERA MOVEMENTSPurpose of Camera Movements, Types of Camera Movements, and Basic Editing Tutorial
ASSIGNMENT 1: Complete a list of 19 shot technique exercises to establish your stabilization and focus skills.
Lesson 6: COMPOSITION, LIGHTING, AND 2-HOUR LIVE FAMILY SESSION SHOOTING TUTORIALTroubleshooting Computer Issues with Editing, Composition for the 16:9 Aspect Ratio, Shot Types, Finding and Embracing Available Light, and 2-Hour Live Shooting Tutorial at an In-Home Lifestyle Family Session, where I explain everything I'm thinking and doing as I shoot, from lenses and setup, to personal interactions with the family, to Finding and Bringing Out the Story.
Lesson 7: Quality Audio CaptureHow Environment Affects Audio Quality; Audio Capture Devices and When to Use Which Kind, Capturing Audio with Intention, Capturing Audio for Emotional Impact
Lesson 8: Color Grading and Color Correction in LightroomImporting Video and Photo Files From Camera to Lightroom, Color Grading and Color correction in Lightroom, Exporting Lightrrom Video Files
Lesson 9: Music AcquisitionLicensing Sources for Any Music, Types of Licenses and Pricing, What to Listen for When Selecting Music, Audio File Types and Uses
Lesson 10: EDITINGAmateur Pitfalls, 4-HOUR Editing Intensive on the Emotional Edit: Identifying and Using Music Components for Emotional Impact, and how to edit dynamic clips with motion.
Lesson 11: Pricing and Overall WorkflowBranding, Pricing, Costing, Sales, Workflow from Concept to Continuing Client Care. BONUS SECTION: Filming Births and Other Low-Light Situations
Lesson 12: Social Media and Customer ServiceVideo Sharing Guidelines and Tips for Social Media platforms, The Customer Service Cycle