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Video Production Full Certificate

104 hours total
$3,600.00

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Learn to produce your own video content

According to Cisco, video will make up 80% of internet content by 2021. If you're tasked with moving a message forward, dreaming of creating your own movie, looking to make your web site more compelling or you're simply a visual storyteller, it's time to learn video production for reals. With online classes taught by Bay Area video professionals, BAVC's Video Production Certificate will help you learn skills you can apply towards becoming a professional videographer, Director of Photography (DP), crew member, Producer or Associate Editor. You can freelance or land a job at an ad agency, nonprofit or for any employer who wants to bring more video into the mix. We'll even teach you how to fly a drone! People who do well in video production have tireless energy, enjoy collaboration, and are natural storytellers. Brush up on skills in pre-production, production and post-production and learn how to make yourself stand out in the job market.

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

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT ONLINE USING ZOOM!

"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
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.

Interviewing Techniques

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT ONLINE USING ZOOM!

Being able to conduct an interview that results in powerful and effective material can make or break your film. This online class developed in San Francisco will take the students through the various steps for preparing an engaging camera interview from research, pre-production, production to post production. Interview samples will be screened and analyzed to highlight different approaches and dos and don’ts. Practice interviews will be set up so students have a chance to interview each other and/or be interviewed.

This class will show you the best workflow practices, and prepare you to both ask the tough questions and get your interviewees to share their deepest thoughts and feelings on camera.

Topics covered (among others):

  • How to structure the interview
  • How to prepare questions
  • What is the style/look of your interview?
  • How to choose the right camera, sound and lighting gear
  • Paperwork/Releases
  • How to prepare the interviewee
  • Professional vs. non-professional interviewee
  • How to pick & prepare a set
  • Dos and Don’ts during the interview
  • Quick fixes for problems during the interview
  • Transcripts & paper edits
  • Film Interview Training In San Francisco

BAVC offers online classes developed in San Francisco, many students come to us with an interest in taking an interviewing technique training class. Whether you are interested in engaging camera interview from research, pre-production, production to post production. 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 Video Lighting course is now taught ONLINE using zoom and accessible everywhere!

Lighting for video is unlike lighting for photography, film or theater. This hands-on workshop over Zoom introduces participants to professional lighting techniques and equipment specific to video. This online class will cover amps, attitude, and technique. Learn to reduce lighting set-ups to their fundamentals, revealing the structure upon which style is built. 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 in San Francisco, many students come to us with an interest in taking a lighting technique and equipment specific video class. Whether you are interested in looking working with available lighting for best results effectively. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

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

DSLR Video Bootcamp - 4-Day Class

**This is a 4 day class**

Are you a cinephile or producer in San Francisco seeking to become more skilled with video? Are you an employer seeking to create exciting video content for your company? Are you a freelancer looking to make yourself more marketable for video production jobs?

Today’s high-definition DSLR cameras afford filmmakers at all levels the ability to learn to shoot video in an easy, flexible way. To help you learn this industry-standard video technology and to provide you with the skills you need to make sleek, professional videos, BAVC offers its DSLR Bootcamp in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Bootcamp condenses a semester’s worth of camera-handling knowledge into an intense 4-day (or 32 hour) training course. If you are naturally curious about and comfortable with cameras, this class is for you. Students will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of Short Video Production, including Production Planning, Shooting and Post-Production from BAVC’s expert instructors.

Weekend 1 covers planning, preproduction and production

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

Topics covered:

Basic engineering and sound
Preproduction 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 that plan to freelance
• next wave of doc filmmakers

THIS CLASS WILL BE CHALLENGING IF

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

DSLR Video Bootcamp Workshop Training in San Francisco

BAVC offers DSLR video classes in San Francisco, many students come to us with an interest in taking a video class. Whether you are interested in skills necessary to accomplish the basic preproduction, production and postproduction processes. This class will draw students from San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. Students even attend from Oakland or Marin County.

Video Production

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT ONLINE USING ZOOM!

Tried and true for over twenty years at BAVC, this intensive, hands-on online video workshop is designed for the beginning videomaker in an updated, convenient, interactive online course. This San Francisco-developed class is an ideal introduction to all phases of production, with top-notch instruction and personal attention. Topics covered:

  • Basic engineering and sound
  • Preproduction planning, scripting, and storyboarding
  • Video camera operations
  • Production and directing techniques
  • Working as a team throughout the production process

Video Production Training: San Francisco

BAVC offers Video Production classes online, many students come to us with an interest in taking a video production class. Whether you are interested in looking to meet new clients or even hoping to land an internship.

Video Post Production Workflow

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT ONLINE USING ZOOM!

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 from 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 online as part of its portfolio of classes on film and video technologies. Many students join from all over the country to dig into some of the best training classes from the San Francisco Bay Area on film and video production.