Online Beginning Video Production: Producer/Editor Fast Track Certificate Program | SF Bay Area | BAVC

Beginning Video Production: Producer/Editor Fast Track

64 hours total
$2,210.00

Make your own videos from start to finish

Jump into the movie-making business quickly with these five classes designed to get you shooting, producing and editing now. While we normally (pre-COVID-19) provide all the equipment, we're delivering this Certificate online so you'll need to gather the equipment yourself. A list of recommended equipment will be provided when you meet with our Advanced Training Manager prior to beginning this Certificate. Includes BAVC membership for one year.

Recently laid off? Deductions from your past paychecks may cover cost training to help you pivot to a new career or level up your skills.

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Aesthetics of Editing

Learn about the art and language of film editing

"We'll fix it in post." You've heard that phrase to justify less-than-desirable production results but the old chestnut can also refer to moving the story along. The decisions you make while editing brings the power to a film or video. It helps viewers make connections, be in on the secret, or turn what they're watching into an art form. As Ralph Rosenblum says in his industry-renown classic, When The Shooting Stops, The Cutting Begins, the footage "must now be selected, tightened, paced, embellished, arranged, and in some scenes, given artificial respiration." BTW, Ralph Rosenblum edited Woody Allen's Annie Hall, and transformed a chaotic, meandering string of bits into an Oscar-winning film.

In this film editing class, we will leave software and hardware behind and focus on the art and craft of cutting. You'll explore well known concepts used by Hollywood movie makers, independent film and videomakers and storytellers world renown. Examples will be drawn from narrative and documentary films as well as from music videos, commercials and experimental films. You'll walk away from this online class with a solid understanding of:

  • juxtaposition
  • reaction shots
  • cutaways
  • action edits
  • B-roll
  • pacing
  • screen position
  • montage
  • continuity
  • sound

PLEASE NOTE: this popular film editing class is now taught ONLINE using zoom and accessible everywhere!

Audio for Video Production

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT ONLINE USING ZOOM!

This online workshop provides hands-on training in the basic techniques of recording sound for the camera. This San Francisco class will review basic sound theory, practical tips, squashing noise, and troubleshooting. Students will set up interviews and use the most commonly used professional sound equipment in different environments. Topics covered:

  • Mixing theory/gain structure
  • Mic, line, and consumer levels
  • Microphone types and applications
  • Boom technique
  • Ambiance

Film, Audio, and Video Training in San Francisco

BAVC offers video production classes in San Francisco, and many students come to us with an interest in taking an audio/video class. If you are interested in reviewing basic sound theory, practical tips, squashing noise, and troubleshooting. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Lighting

PLEASE NOTE: this Bay Area Video Lighting course is now taught ONLINE using zoom and accessible everywhere!

Lighting for video is unlike lighting for photography, film, theater or game design. This workshop over Zoom introduces you to professional lighting techniques and equipment specific to video. Setting up a scene for lighting (or even shooting documentary footage in the field) can make a subject go from flat and uninteresting to vibrant and powerful. Your instructor, Ben Ferrer, is a director and cinematographer, having worked on commercials, documentaries, narrative films and corporate communication. Lighting is his passion and he's willing to share everything he knows! This online class will cover amps, attitude, and technique. Learn to reduce lighting set-ups to their fundamentals, revealing the structure that style is built upon. This is one of the most game-changing classes you will ever enroll in, especially if you're serious about filmmaking, because of Ben's willingness to share best practices and trade secrets. Topics include:

  • Quality of light and creating depth
  • Lighting for different styles and situations
  • Working with available light for best results

Online Video Lighting Course 

BAVC offers lighting classes online because so many students come to us with an interest in taking a lighting technique and equipment-specific video class. Whether you are interested in working with available light or investing in professional equipment, this class will satisfy your hunger for detailed knowledge.

How can I get a Video Production Certification? 

This video lighting course is part of BAVC's Beginning Video Production: Producer/Editor Fast Track and Video Production Full Certificate. Learn more about BAVC Certifications and enroll today! Recently laid off? Deductions from your past paychecks may cover the cost training to help you pivot to a new career or level up your skills – find out more

Audio Post Production: Introduction

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT ONLINE USING ZOOM!

This online course covers basic work-flow techniques of audio post-production for film and commercial productions. Learn the art of audio clean-up and restoration using tools within Adobe Premiere CC and Adobe Audition CC. This course is designed to build skill-sets for increasing the quality of audio in your own projects. Learn how to apply equalization filters to voice-over and dialogue content and compression/limiting techniques to balance audio levels.

Topics include:

  • noise reduction techniques for dialogue
  • equalization and dynamic compression for different contexts
  • working with dialogue
  • music underscoring
  • scene transitions

Audio Post Production Training in San Francisco

BAVC offers Audio Post Production classes in San Francisco; and many students come to us with an interest in taking a San Francisco Audio Post Production, as a critical element of film and videography training. Whether you are interested scene transition, music underscoring and production training, this class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Video Production Bootcamp

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT ONLINE USING ZOOM!

Are you a cinephile or producer seeking to become more skilled with video? Are you a creative looking to add fresh video content for your company? Do you have a burning desire to learn how to shoot video? Or are you a freelancer looking to make yourself more marketable for video production jobs?

Today’s high-definition cameras afford filmmakers at all levels the ability to learn to shoot video in an easy, flexible way. To help you learn advanced video technology and to give you the skills you need to make compelling, professional videos, we've redesigned our in-person DSLR Video Production Bootcamp into an online course so you can get up to speed from wherever you are.

The Bootcamp brings you the best tips, tricks and know-how in a 32-hour intensive training course (spread out over several sessions). You can use any video camera you have (or borrow/rent)--we'll be using a Canon DSLR but students have been joining the Bootcamp with smartphones, video cams, DSLRs--it's been a blast! You will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of short-form video production, including production planning (pre-production), shooting (production) and editing (post-production) from BAVC’s expert instructors.

Part 1 covers planning, pre-production and production

Part 2 covers Adobe Premiere Pro CC and editing the footage shot in Part 1

You'll be learning video basics including:

Basic engineering and sound
Pre-production planning, scripting, and storyboarding
Camera operation
Lens choice
Production and directing techniques
Working as a team throughout the production process
Ingesting media
Working with dual-system audio
Performing basic editing and media management tasks
Final output and sharing your video online

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS

• cinephiles that have previously owned a video camera
• producers interested in learning videography
• employees who want to create content for their company
• beginners who plan to freelance
• next wave of doc filmmakers

THIS CLASS WILL BE CHALLENGING IF

• understanding cameras is intimidating
• you prefer learning over a semester

 

Video Production Bootcamp Workshop via Zoom

BAVC offers video classes created in San Francisco and delivered via synchronous distance learning using the Zoom video meeting platform. What's cool is that you not only learn from the instructor but from others in the group. So many people are using video now that people want to learn how to shoot and edit and see how others learn, too. You can pick up a lot of knowledge even if you've never picked up a camera and if you are looking to improve your self-taught experience shooting video, this Bootcamp is for you.