Compression techniques for making and outputting videos

Course Dates: 18/06/24 - 19/06/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
All video uses compression, starting in camera and ending when you send your video out into the world. Gain an essential understanding of how this works, and find the best solution for your own needs.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Compression techniques for making and outputting videos
  • Course Code: VG146
  • Dates: 18/06/24 - 19/06/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Tue-Wed, Evening
  • Duration: 2 sessions
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Lily Markiewicz

Course Code: VG146

Tue-Wed, eve, 18 Jun - 19 Jun '24

Duration: 2 sessions

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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 Handbrake, a free and professional program, you will gain an understanding of how to compress your work using different setting for different destinations eg. for the web, mobile devices or projection.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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 program
- 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 Digital arts, Graphics & Illustration and Photography.

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 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?

Film, Video, Lighting & Sound,
You can further develop your skills and interest in Digital film making through a range of courses at the City Lit in digital film making, editing and animation. You can also enhance your work through a range of sound design courses at City Lit.

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.