VIDEO PRODUCTION LESSONS
At Sloan School of Music, we want our students to feel confident expressing themselves in every aspect of their creative lives. Our comprehensive Video Production program offers students the opportunity to explore the realm of modern video production techniques under the tutelage of professional filmmakers, writers, editors, and producers.
Whether you are interested in improving your YouTube video following, enhancing your home video quality, or advancing a professional career in film, Sloan can help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to reach your visual production goals. Our experienced team has the hands-on industry knowledge necessary to help you make the most of your video projects.
Interested in learning the ins and outs of video editing, but don’t have the software at home? Making movies should be available to everyone, not just those who have access to a college lab. Choose an instructor to get started!
(Virtual Lessons Available)
Video Production in the Modern World
With the advent of digital technology, more and more people are discovering the power of video as a means of expression. From documentary films to capturing touching moments with loved ones, videos have become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. Videos are everywhere you turn, and if you want your video production to make an impact, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the entire production process, from pre-production through filming and into post-production.
Comprehensive Step-by-Step Approach
Pre-production, which includes all of your film preparation, incorporates your creative writing and conceptualization as well as your functional planning, hiring, and scheduling. This is the groundwork upon which the rest of your production is built, and you don’t want to miss a step.
The second phase is the actual performance and recording, or production, of the video. Depending on the complexity of your project, this can take days, weeks or even years. The cost of filming, can be high depending on your production scale, so you will want to have an in-depth understanding of the production costs and budgeting as well as filming techniques and angles.
Finally, post-production involves the compilation and editing of all of your work into a finished video. This is very technology-driven, and you will want some editing techniques and other post-production methods under your belt in order to make the most of your material.
Recording Technology Know-How
In addition to helping you examine the creative process, our instructors have the technical know-how to help you learn about the latest filming technology. Videos can be saved on hard drives, SD cards, or flash drives in a variety of formats and can be disseminated through dozens of outlets. Using the right kind of file can make all the difference between having an easily shared video and a fractured mess of a file. A thorough understanding of recording, mixing, producing, and distribution technology will go a long way toward making your project a success.
Seasoned and Experienced Instructors
Each step of the production process is critical to the successful production of your video, and there are a million decisions along the way. Sloan School of Music has the resources and instruction to help you stay creative, organized, and focused on the right things. Our highly organized and detailed course and supportive instructors help you through each step of the video production process, so you can move forward confidently with your project.