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Video Postproduction Full Certificate

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BAVC's Video Post Production Certificate is for people who understand storytelling basics and embrace new technologies. In this series of classes taught by expert instructors and conveniently located in the San Francisco Bay Area, you'll develop your aesthetic taste as well as your baseline practical knowledge to land a job as an Editor, Assistant Editor or Post Production Supervisor. Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere as well as the basics of Audio Postproduction, Color Correction and After Effects. When you're finished, you'll be better equipped to land jobs, which can earn you between $40,000 and $90,000 per year.

Aesthetics of 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 artform. As Ralph Rosenblum says in his industry-reknown 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."

In this San Francisco 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 even by comics artists. 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 San Francisco class with a solid understanding of:

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

Create captivating visual effects for video, television, and the web. Learn Adobe After Effects from expert instructors at BAVC. Conveniently located in the San Francisco Bay Area, BAVC's After Effects: Introduction is a two-day immersive class for beginners. You'll learn to apply the motion graphics skills of today's leading animators and visual effects creators to your own media and web projects. By taking Adobe After Effects Introduction at BAVC, you will learn to:

  • Arrange the workspace
  • Import Files
  • Set basic linear keyframes
  • Use other kinds of keyframes- i.e. autobezier, easy ease, hold
  • Navigate in the timeline
  • Edit layers from the timeline
  • Add effects
  • Use resets
  • Create masks
  • Render videos

Introductory Training on Adobe After Effects in San Francisco

BAVC offers introductory training on Adobe software, including After Effects, in San Francisco; and many students come to us with an interest in taking the full suite of Adobe software and Motion Graphics and Effects classes. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

DaVinci Resolve: Color Correction

Note: This class uses PC computers This two-day class introduces students to the powerful color correction tools in Davinci Resolve Lite. The class focuses on color correction and color correction workflows for finishing films.

Topics covered:

Part 1 - Color Correcting a DaVinci Resolve Timeline

Balancing Footage

  • Opening a Resolve archive
  • Setting up project backups
  • Maximizing the Dynamic Range
  • Understanding the grading worksflow
  • Setting tonal range and contrast
  • Balancing colors
  • Understanding Log controls and Primary Wheels
  • Exploring a color managed Workflow

Creating Color Continuity

  • Building a shot-matching strategy
  • Organizing shots using flags and filters
  • Applying shot match
  • Matching shots using stills
  • Comparing and matching shots manually

Correcting and Enhancing Isolated Areas

  • Controlling the viewer’s eye
  • Sharpening key elements
  • Tracking obscured objects
  • Fixing overcast skies

Part 2 - Managing Nodes and Grades

Conforming from an XML Timeline

  • Importing an XML timeline
  • Syncing an offline reference
  • Conforming a timeline
  • Associating HQ footage with a timeline for online workflows

Mastering the Node Pipeline

  • Understanding node-based compositing
  • Understanding the importance of node order
  • Creating separate processing pipelines with a Parallel Mixer node

Managing Grades Across Clips and Timelines

  • Working with local versions
  • Appending grades and nodes
  • Using shared nodes across multiple clips
  • Saving grades for other projects
  • Copying timeline grades using ColorTrace
  • Copying grades using the Timelines album

Part 3 - Optimizing the Grading Workflow

Adjusting Image Properties

  • Preparing media using scene cut detection
  • Understanding timeline resolutions and sizing palette modes
  • Using keyframing
  • Applying noise reduction
  • Optimizing performance with render cache

Using Groups in the Grading Workflow

  • Creating a group
  • Applying base grades at pre-clip group level
  • Making clip-specific adjustments at the clip group level
  • Creating a unifying look using the Post-Clip Group Level
  • Applying timeline level grades

Setting up RAW Projects

  • Adjusting RAW settings at the project level
  • Adjusting RAW settings at the clip level
  • Color correcting with RAW through Resolve color management
  • Setting up a render cache for RAW media projects

Delivering Projects

  • Using Lightbox to check timeline prior to delivery
  • Understanding the render workflow and presets
  • Creating custom renders and saving presets
  • Configuring a timeline for digital cinema
  • Rendering a DCP using commercial workflow to export versions
  • Exploring advanced render settings

Interface Review

  • Color page layout
  • Primaries wheels
  • Viewer Paletter panel
Premiere Pro: Introduction

Learn high-end editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC‎. With its new revolutionary features, Premiere is better than ever. Come see what the buzz is about! This San Francisco two-day class covers:

  • Overview of the Premiere Interface
  • Inputting and outputting video to and from a variety of formats
  • Editing techniques and tools
  • Workflow with other Adobe software such as Photoshop and After Effects
  • Comprehensive overview of practical features, such as FCP project import, tapeless format input, metadata and searchable speech

Premiere Pro: Introductory Class in San Francisco

BAVC offers Premiere Pro: Introductory classes in San Francisco. Many students therefore come to us with an interest in taking San Francisco courses on film and video editing. This class on some of the Adobe software products will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Audio Post Production: Intermediate

Want to delve deeper into audio post-production? Take this class offered in San Francisco! This one-day course begins to cover more advanced workflow techniques of audio post-production for film and commercial productions. Learn about advanced techniques of audio clean-up and restoration using tools within Adobe Audition CC. This San Francisco course is designed to sharpen skill-sets for increasing the quality of audio in your own projects, as well as prepare you for Advanced Audio Post-Production at BAVC. Learn how to apply complex equalization filters to voice-over and dialogue content and advanced compression / limiting techniques to balance audio levels, and integrate sound design into your projects. Topics include:

  • parametric equalization
  • noise reduction
  • dynamic compression / limiting
  • sound design integration
  • automation and techniques for mixing all audio components
  • together to produce a balanced, final output

San Francisco Training on Audio Post-production

BAVC offers Audio Post Production: Intermediate classes in San Francisco, and many students come to us with an interest in taking an audio post-production class as well as other film and video trainings in San Francisco. Whether you are interested in looking for automation and techniques for mixing all audio components or sound design integration, this class will draw students from San Francisco. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Premiere Pro: Intermediate

Have you taken BAVC’s Adobe Premiere Introduction training course? Do you already have a basic understanding of Adobe Premiere and its functionality? Are you looking to take your editing and post-production skills to the next level in a comprehensive class? BAVC’s two-day Intermediate-level training course in Adobe Premiere Pro, the industry-standard editing software, is for you. With expert BAVC instructors in the San Francisco Bay Area, get trained in the advanced features of Premiere as well as its integration with the rest of Adobe Creative Suite. While others might use Avid Mediamaker or Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Northern California knows Premiere Pro is king.

Topics Include:

  • Advanced Editing Techniques
  • Multicamera Editing
  • Transcription
  • Compositing
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Animation
  • Color Correction
  • Integration with Photoshop and After Effects
  • Using Adobe Bridge and Premiere to Manage Media Assets
  • Roundtripping with Audition
  • New Features of the latest software version

Premiere Pro: Intermediate Class in San Francisco

BAVC offers classes in San Francisco on Adobe editing software products, and so many students come to us with an interest in taking an Adobe Premiere Pro CC‎ San Francisco class. Whether you are interested in looking to meet new clients or even hoping to land an internship. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Audio Post Production: Introduction

This one-day 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 Post Production Workflow

Have you worked tirelessly to shoot or accrue hours of great footage? Are you unsure of how to put it all together and complete your video? From ingesting your footage into a computer to the output of your finished product, BAVC’s Post-Production Workflow training allows you the opportunity to learn from real post-production specialists in San Francisco who can walk you through each individual phase of organizing, editing and completing your film. Get the files onto your computer, name them properly so that you don’t lose them, troubleshoot technical issues along the way and maximize your existing Adobe Premiere skills to be able to finish your project. Post-production training topics covered during this course include:

  • Ingesting footage
  • Organizing your video metadata
  • Troubleshooting incompatible file formats and lost file extensions
  • Tips on proper naming conventions for your media library
  • Output and delivery methods for high quality playback

Video Post Production Workflow Training in San Francisco

BAVC offers Video Post Production classes in San Francisco as part of its portfolio of classes on film and video technologies. Many students come to us with an interest in taking some of the best training classes in the San Francisco Bay Area on film and video production. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Portfolio Development Series

The Portfolio Development Series is aimed at helping you build, package and promote your portfolio. You’ll also learn how to communicate with, and manage your clients.

Building Module:

In this module, you'll learn to lay the groundwork for portfolio creation including identifying your objectives, reviewing current and common trends, sample selection, best practices in size, consistency and diversity, working on spec, and creating a mock layout.

Topics Covered:

Creating Work Samples
Working Pro Bono to Generate Work Samples
Planning and Time Management
Define your pitch
MoUs and other legalities
Examples of popular portfolio sites
Activity: Setting Attainable Goals

Packaging Module:

This module is not about what's in your portfolio but rather, the look and feel of it. We'll discuss using template sites, embedding video, broadcast graphics, master animations, interactivity, hosting, uploading and the all-important banner ad!

Topics Covered:

Customizing a template
Web conventions
Social Video platforms
Web 2.0 overview
Banner Ads Widgets
Activity: Discover Your Style

Promoting Module:

This module helps you leverage your best work through promotion. You'll learn the major players, where to begin and how to integrate them into your portfolio. If you're not using the web to market yourself, you're using an outdated business model.

Topics Covered:

Using Social Networking sites
Integration and business use
Search Engine Optimization
Understanding Google page rank
Submitting your site to search engines
Activity: Develop Your Communication Strategy

Freelancer Essentials Module:

You've got a site with your portfolio and contact info but it's not as stellar as you'd like. Or maybe you need to create a client portfolio site? This module will cover advanced techniques, industry best practices, client portfolio design and an overview of client relationships.

Topics Covered:

Best Practices
Seeking and obtaining clients
Bidding, contracts, completion and invoicing
Communicating with clients
Activity: Set Your Earning Goals

Premiere Pro: Advanced

If you're a solid video editor but you are looking to work faster, smarter and with a whole lot more WOW in your skill set, enroll in this advanced Adobe Premiere Pro class. You'll learn advanced workflows plus all the tricks and tips you won't find in a book, manual or help pages.

Topics include:

Ingesting -- Prelude, Media Encoder, Premiere
Live Text template and motion graphic templates between After Effects and Premiere
Best practices using dynamic linked projects
Building effects
Gang syncing
Match Frame and Reverse Match Frame
Deep preferences

Pre-requisite: Premiere Pro: Intermediate or equivalent experience

DaVinci Resolve: Introduction

BlackMagicDesign is on a bold mission to deliver the industry color correction darling, DaVinci, to serious editors. They've bundled the DaVinci tools with what eerily seems similar to Apple's now defunct Final Cut 7 platform and packaged it at a super affordable price. Enter DaVinci Resolve: Introduction at BAVC. Resolve plays nice with Adobe After Effects, in fact, with the whole Adobe Creative Cloud. In this two-day class you'll be given a tour of the interface and see how Resolve works from beginning to end. Topics include:

Media and database management
Editing essentials
Roundtrip workflow with Adobe Premiere Pro
Archiving and restoring projects
Batch syncing audio recorded on separate devices
Basic color correction
Primaries and secondaries
Using a LUT (Look Up Table)