DIY Filming: Creating Pro Video with Tools You Already Own | Learn with Vimeo | Mark Cersosimo | Skillshare

DIY Filming: Creating Pro Video with Tools You Already Own | Learn with Vimeo

Mark Cersosimo, Content + Community Manager, Vimeo

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11 Lessons (52m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:47
    • 2. Planning Your 60-Second Video

      2:27
    • 3. Assembling Equipment You Have

      2:04
    • 4. Storyboarding Your Video

      3:09
    • 5. Shooting Your Footage

      9:17
    • 6. Editing: Coverage Footage

      5:32
    • 7. Editing: Interview Footage

      3:52
    • 8. Editing: Pulling It Together

      10:12
    • 9. Editing: Polishing Your Video

      11:51
    • 10. Sample Project: Alex's Weaving

      1:05
    • 11. Conclusion

      0:24
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Project Description

Film the 60-second story of you

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to create a 60-second video resume promoting you and your work.

It's never been easier to create a pro-looking video that brings your talents, experience, and pitch to life. All you need is a smartphone and a few simple hacks to set you and your work apart.

To get started, watch the video lessons, review the 3 simple stages below, then dive in! The whole process should take just a few hours, and you'll end up with a final, polished video resume that can live everywhere you live online — social, sites, and more.

  

What You'll Need

  • Camera — (ex: smartphone, DSLR, or point-and-shoot)
  • DIY Microphone — (ex: smartphone, USB mic, basic lavalier mic)
  • Basic video editing software — (ex: Adobe Premiere, iMovie, Final Cut)
  • Natural light source

Step 1: PLANNING

  • Identify the goal of your video
  • Know your elevator pitch
  • Conceptualize your video with a storyboard or shotlist

Step 2: FILMING

  • Have a 10-minute expanded elevator pitch conversation with your subject
  • Vary up your shot selection with wides and close ups
  • Capture each shot 3 times

Step 3: EDITING

  • Take out all footage you know you won't use
  • Select which shot of the same subject works best
  • Incorporate 2 different camera angles for each segment

  

DELIVERABLE

Use your Project Workspace to share your progress, get feedback, and show off your final video.

A complete post will include:

  • Elevator Pitch
  • Questions for Feedback
  • Final Video (Embedded via Vimeo or Youtube)

  

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