TUTS+ PREMIUM: PRODUCING GREAT VIDEO COURSE REVIEW
Are you an aspiring filmmaker gearing up to produce your first short film? Looking for a crash course on the basics of shooting something that looks and sounds professional? Tuts+ along with Hello Studios just released a new course called Producing Great Video. What sets this course apart from others online is the practical approach they took to the material.
The team actually took the time to create a short film called ‘The Laptop Conspiracy’ and then take you through it’s creation step by step. They’ve provided over 50 videos covering chapters including writing, practical planning, camera, lighting, audio, post production and everything in between.
When I produced my first short film, I was blown away by how much paperwork, budgeting and planning was required. Contracts need to be signed, auditions need to be organized and talented crew members need to come on board. All that and more comes even before you start thinking about things like cameras, lights and sound equipment. It was intimidating to say the least. (But fun)
When you’re on set, you want all the elements in place so you can focus on telling a good story. THAT’S THE KEY.
Producing Great Video is a great place to start if you’re new to the indie world because it breaks things down into well designed and easy to understand chapters. Each video provides the basic information you need to get your production moving in the right direction. Beyond the basics, Producing Great Video is full of great tips and things to remember before ‘action’ is yelled for the first time on set.
It’s also a great reminder to keep the basics in mind when you’re producing a video. Attention to detail goes a long way if you want to create something convincing and entertaining. As someone who has produced videos and MADE some of these mistakes in the past, I can’t stress enough how important the basics are.
Short films and videos have evolved so much in the last few years. People not only have access to better cameras but they have a ton of options to promote their work online. Sites like YouTube and Vimeo are full of fantastic productions that are getting thousands of views daily.
With millions of videos uploaded every day, you need to stand out and Producing Great Video is a perfect first step on the road to achieving that goal. Match this course with a great story and the dedication to pull it all together and you’ll be well on your way to producing great videos in no time.
A Monthly Membership is definitely worthwhile because it also grants you access to huge library of courses, tutorials and more.