Filming for social media in a day
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VG157
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This is a short introduction to the kind of videos posted on a variety of social media platforms. Different audiences require different approaches, different formats and different platforms. The success of social media and video is the effectiveness with which it reaches and develops its target audience. To make the most of posting your video on Social Media it is good to know about some basic rules and conventions in film making, framing and editing. This course is not about marketing strategies but about the visual impact of your material: how to frame your shot, move your camera and edit your material specifically for impactful Social Media.
What will we cover?
1. How to frame a shot
2. How to compose an impactful image
3. Camera movements and their meanings
4. Essential edits.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1. differentiate between essential shot types like LS, MS, CU and understand their meanings
2. Select and prepare different compositional techniques suited to social media
3. Record footage using different camera movements and understand their effects
4. Recognise some essential editing techniques for smooth and impactful progression.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This class is both for newcomers to the world of posting on Social Media as well as for those who have experience but want to improve their game. Experience with shooting video is an advantage but not essential, as is experience with editing software.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Each session will be a mix of demonstrations, exercises and discussion, allowing for some individual tutorial support. Asking questions and commenting is encouraged at all times. Some manuals and worksheets are available. You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Digital arts, Film, Animation, Graphics, Illustration, Photography and Web design.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Our HD cameras and professional software are available for your use throughout the course in our fully equipped studios. For storing and transporting your work you are advised to bring your own external drive (fast enough for video editing and at least 500 GB). Please note that we use Macs in our digital film making studio and a PC formatted portable hard drive can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.
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.