What is the course about?
This is a short introduction to, and overview of, 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. On this short course you will develop skills in identifying the best platforms to use for video presentations and, recognising the relative merits of different formats and visual presentations.
What will we cover?
- Gain an overview of the most popular social media sites for posting video
- Understand some of the differences between them
- Making an informed choice for posting your own video.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify some of the most popular social media that host video postings
- understand the main differences between them
- identify your main goals in wanting to post video and understand where best to do so.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course, no previous experience required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
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?
You don’t need to bring anything, but if you have posted videos on social media this is an excellent opportunity to share it with a supportive group and discover ways you can improve your social media impact.
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.