Register now for Media Factory video school 2.0 in October!

Do you need to make an interview-based video related to your research or study project? Want to get familiar with Media Factory’s AV equipment?

The new, improved Media Factory video school is here! According to feedback from the previous course, we extended the course to the length of one week to have time for more learning. The course focuses on making a short, interview based documentary video, such as the Aalto Snapshots. We will learn to use Media Factory’s own video equipment that you can borrow for your production later on!

In the beginning of the week we learn the basics of shooting video and recording quality audio with hands-on exercises. In the end of the week, we will learn how to edit video and audio with Adobe Premiere. During the course the attendants will produce their own, short interview based video in groups. Please bring your own idea for a 3-5 minute interview based documentary film and prepare to present it to your group in the beginning of the week. One idea out of four will be actually produced in each group!

The course teachers are three master students from the Department of Film, Television and Scenography. They study the fields of cinematography, sound recording and sound design, and film editing and are now ready to give you tips on how to make your video look and sound better!

Registrate here until 29th of September! We will inform you on the 6th of Oct whether you were selected for the course.

The course will be held from 20.10. – 24.10.

Course topics in brief:
– shooting video with Canon 5D (focus on interview situations)
– recording speech with professional gear
– editing image and sound with Adobe Premiere

Preliminary schedule:

MON 20.10.

Morning: Brief introduction lecture: planning your production, basic concepts of camerawork and audio recording. Going briefly through the camera- and recording equipment used during the course.

Afternoon: Four guided interview exercises in four groups: camera, lighting, recording audio, directing/interviewee. Getting to know the equipment better and learning the roles in a video production.

TUE 21.10.

Morning: Reviewing the material produced during previous day’s exercises. Lecture: Analysis of the structure of an interview based short documentary (one of the Aalto Snapshots). Starting the group work: presenting and choosing the ideas.

Afternoon: Group work: planning and shooting each groups’ own documentary.

WED 22.10.

Morning: Group work: shooting each groups’ own documentary.

Afternoon: Lecture: Basics of digital video formats. Editing with Adobe Premiere: importing the material, syncing image and sound, basic editing principles.

THU 23.10.

Morning: Lecture: Where to find creative commons licensed music, images etc. that you can use on your video. Group work: editing the videos, guidance provided.

Afternoon: Lecture: Adding titles and basic color correction. Smoothing sound in Premiere. Group work: editing the videos, guidance provided.

FRI 24.10.

Morning: Finishing touches. Exporting the videos.

Afternoon: Premiere of the exercise documentaries. Feedback.

No previous knowledge on video productions is required for attending the course. The teaching language is English.

Register for the course here until 29th of Sep.

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