Compression techniques for filmmaking

Course Dates: 10/08/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Understanding compression is crucial for all film makers, whether you’re posting work online, sending films to festivals or preparing clips for editing. All video uses compression, starting with the camera and ending when sent out into the world. This course gives you an essential understanding of how to compress your material, and find the best solution for your needs.
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Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00

Course Code: VG146

Wed, day, 10 Aug - 10 Aug '22

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Gain essential understanding of what compression is and how it works. Learn to make informed choices about which compression meets your own needs best.
You will be introduced to various compression formats and the way media compression and encoding applications work. Using Compressor you will gain an understanding of how to compress your work using different setting for different destinations e.g. for the web, mobile devices or projection.

What will we cover?

- how to use Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro X to output your footage as a good quality movie file
- how to use third party compression software to handle footage
- how to select an appropriate codec for your destination
- how to output footage to the web, using Handbrake.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- choose a setting in Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve or Final Cut Pro X to output your footage as a master movie file
- import your file into Handbrake (or another compression programm)
- customise selected settings
- compress footage for output to the web.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You do not need to have any experience of using Compressor but you need some basic knowledge of DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut or Premiere Pro, and experience of importing footage into your computer.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Teaching is through demonstrations followed by hands-on exercises, allowing for some individual tutorial support. There maybe some forum sessions and there will be group discussions. Handbooks, manuals and worksheets are available. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in its digital film making studios.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Our high definition cameras and the latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

We offer a range of courses in Editing with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve as well as After Effects CC at different levels to suit your needs. You can also develop your film making skills in courses in DSLR, HD and smart phone film making in a range of styles including Narrative, experimental and Documentary film making.

Lily Markiewicz Tutor Website

Lily is a freelance film editor and consultant. Her main work over the past 10 years has been in helping people turn their dreams and visions into interesting films and successful artworks. She specialises in film editing, but also consults on all other aspects of film making and fine art. “To me, helping people find the stories the really want to tell and turn them into enjoyable and interesting films is uniquely rewarding and deeply fulfilling. I am particularly interested in enabling people’s own capacity, teaching them both practical skills (e.g. use of software and technical aspects of filmmaking) alongside conceptual underpinnings and critical engagement (version of visual literacy).” She has been teaching film and video related subjects ever since her own postgraduate student days. She is also an award-winning and internationally exhibited/collected artist.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.