Video Production Fast Track | BAVC

Video Production Fast Track

64 hours total

Learn the skills you need to conceptualize, plan, produce, and edit video in this hands-on bootcamp. We'll provide all the gear and you'll learn how to frame and capture your story to push forward your brand and define your message in the visual realm. You'll gain an understanding of lighting, sound, editing, compression and digitization workflows that will empower you to succeed as a filmmaker. Please include a link to a work sample or a project that you were a part of in your application.

Dates:
March 19-April 3 - Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM - Apply by March 5
April 16-April 30 - Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM - Apply by April 2
April 28-May 20 - Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-6PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7PM - Apply by April 16

Audio for Video Production

This eight-hour 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

Lighting for video is unlike lighting for photography, film, or theater. This hands-on workshop in San Francisco introduces participants to professional lighting techniques and equipment specific to video. This San Francisco 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

Lighting Training Class: San Francisco

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.

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.

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.

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