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Video Shooting Techniques


Why do some videos look stylized and professional while others look like an amateur created it……even if both were done by students?  There are a few answers to that question but one key element is what techniques were used when the video was originally shot.  You can improve the look and feel of your video by understanding some basic techniques when using video equipment.  There are many different elements that work together to give your video the look and feel you are striving to create. During this session we will introduce students to best practices when shooting including lighting, miking, shooting and basics of setting your scene.


Faculty and Students


Instructor Led – Hands On


1 1/2 – 2 Hours


  • Understand basics of using, handling and storing equipment
  • Learn filming techniques
  • Learn lighting techniques
  • Learn miking techniques
  • Understand best practices in group work to ensure successful recording


Maps, IMovie

Take a look at the new maps feature in iMovie 09 that lets you create travel maps and 3D globes to use in your video productions

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Editing Basics, iMovie

Learn all of the different ways you can edit clips in iMovie 09. You can select a portion of the clip, trim the ends, split a clip, use the clip trimmer and the precision editor.

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Titles in IMovie

Learn the ins-and-outs of titles in iMovie 09, which include title overlays, in-between clip titles, lower thirds, and more.

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Adding Cut-Aways, iMovie

How to add a cut-away in iMovie 09. You can splice in an image to appear in the middle of a video clip with the audio continuing uninterrupted.

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Layering Audio, iMovie

Learn how to create layers of audio in iMovie 09 and to adjust the volume of each layer and add sound effects to your iMovie projects.

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Picture-In-Picture, IMovie

Learn how to use the new Picture-In-Picture function in iMovie 09 to overlay video or a photo on top of your main video

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Video Green Screen Magic Tricks

Jennifer shows you how to create a magic wand effect using special effects and video green screen background software.

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