This enjoyable leisure course is a hands-on basic introduction to using digital video cameras and editing. Participants taking this course will get a better understanding of how to give polish to their family films, or to take the first step to a new career. Areas covered include a basic introduction to the digital camera, automatic and manual settings, basic shot types and using a tripod and microphone. The participants will do practice shoots as a group before transferring the video to a computer for a basic introduction to editing. No experience required!
This course is run in conjunction with Oxfordshire County Council Adult Education
Please Note: This is a taster course. Filmmaking is a group activity. If you are looking for an in depth beginners course see Shooting Video.
Will be held at Film Oxford on 21st& 22nd September 2013 10am – 4pm, Places Available
£99 (includes10 per cent early booking discount if booked by 8th September 2013- EU citizens)
£110 Subsidised rate for EU citizens
£140 Full price for non-EU citizens. (Non-Eu citizens with indefinite leave to remain can pay subsidised rate – proof required.)
£65.00 – discount for people on benefits, proof required, (income support, JSA, Housing Benefit, Council tax benefit, pension credit (guarantee), asylum seeker, unwaged dependent of someone on these benefits
All Equipment is provided for this course.
Tutor – Ali Palmer Smith
Ali has been a self employed filmmaker since 2003, working with organisations such as Film Oxford , Fusion Arts, schools and small charities; as well as independently managing and producing shorts.
Films Ali has made made include “Cool Youn g Carers” exploring what it takes to be a young carer and ITV doucmentary called The Ups of Downs, which was also shown at a film festival in New York.
She has also produced several other documantaries and music videos including a documenatry film for the anti-bullying forum.
What is covered on the course!
- Introduction to the camera and tripod
- Camera controls, automatic versus manual
- Shot types and camera movements
- Shoot exercise (in camera edit)
- Focus, iris and white balance
- Getting the most from sound
- Interview exercise
- The concept of the storyboard
- Introduction to the edit software.
- Capture of video shot the previous day
- Very basic editing
- Two hour shooting exercise; students storyboard shoot and edit a five shot film
- Recap and feedback