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Course 6: Using video production kit

Learn to use lights, mics, cameras and the basics of set up.

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Why invest your time here?

If you’re new to production then working out what kit to buy is a minefield. There is so much choice, investment and decision making to be done so we’ve scaled it back to help you focus on buying the right kit for your budget and goals.

Completing this course will:

Who is the course for?

Personal brands and brands who want to make content that represents their image in the right way.

How much money should you spend on video equipment? It’s easy to get carried away, which is why we’d advise starting small and aiming cheap but still professional. Hit play to learn more.


In this video, you’ll learn the pros and cons of both as we compare a Canon C100 vs a One Plus 6t smartphone. You should be able to work out if you need to invest in a camera or if for now your phone works just fine.


When should you upgrade your video camera? Do you need to buy the latest and most up to date kit? Or will a quality ten-year-old camera still keep up with the expensive new releases? Watch the video to learn more as we compare old and new tech.


In this video, we talk you through what to look out for when buying a used camera and advise you on the best options depending on your own situation.


This video will walk you through our lens recommendations for pieces to camera.


Ever heard the term shutter speed and wondered what it meant? Perhaps you’re new to video and you’re trying to find the correct speed and feel lost. This video will teach you what shutter speed is and show you how to use it for video.


If you’ve heard the term ISO or have seen it on a camera’s settings you might have wondered to yourself – ‘what is ISO? What does it do? And how do you set the correct ISO?’ This video will teach you the basics to ISO to ensure you stay clear of grain and poor quality video quality.


Have you ever heard the term “aperture” and wondered what it meant or if its the same in video and photography? This video will teach you what aperture is and how it works in video.


Want to know the best microphone to use for filming your own videos? Good choice because sound is so important, in fact, its more important than the visuals. People just won’t tolerate poor sound. Hit play to learn more about the basics of mics.

 

Lav mics Vs Shotgun mics Vs internal mics – What’s the difference between the different microphone types and how do they work? This video will reveal all.


What is the difference between 1080p and 4k definition and does it even matter? In this video, we discuss which of the two you should focus on and why.


You might be thinking, should I film my YouTube videos in 4k? Well, it could be a bad idea for small YouTubers and businesses for a number of reasons. It’s very easy to get caught up in the hype of new (or even not-that-new) tech but really 4k video, despite some real advantages, could just end up slowing you down and making production a lot harder. Hit play to learn more.


Want to learn how to light your YouTube videos, business videos or your home studio? Hit play to learn the very, very basics of three point lighting to create a slick and simple look.

Want to learn how to use a ring light or just check out how ring lights work? Hit play to learn how to position them and their pros and cons.


In this video we show you a simple and cheap tool that can up your production quality on videos shot with your phone. It’s so handy it was even used for a Netflix feature film called High Flying Birds.


Here we run down some of the best apps for making videos on your phone. From Kinemaster to Mavis Pro to Clips and Filmora. Hit play to learn which one is best for an aspiring video creator?

 

The GoPro Max is one heck of a camera.

In fact, it’s not just a camera, it’s a 360 camera, a regular camera, an amazing mic and even a gimbal all in one and it has blown us away.

It’s by no means perfect, but for someone starting out or a small creator it could be the best camera on the market for a while (at least until Apple decides to put all of its features into an iPhone)