Courses

Video Editing: Moving from Production to Post

With projects moving at lightning speed, “fix it in post” is no longer possible. (If it ever was!) However, learning smart production strategies will streamline video editing and maximize your creative choices. Watch this course to learn how to prepare your projects, including interview-driven, multicamera, and asset-driven productions, for editing in Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro.

Amy DeLouise reviews production planning, on-set strategies for effective media management, and tips for creating transcripts, editing scripts, and asset lists for editors. During post-production kickoff, she talks about managing your client’s expectations: balancing their needs with the realities of production. With any luck, you can reconcile the two in post, using Amy’s instructions for setting up Final Cut and Premiere Pro projects for success. The final chapter includes bonus post-production strategies for future-proofing and exporting projects.

Script Writing for Nonfiction Video

Content creators are producing more reality-based videos than ever before. Nonfiction video can promote advocacy, fundraising, training, and even “edutainment.” But producing any video without a solid script is a challenge. Even corporate or documentary films. By learning an effective script writing and script-to-screen process, producers can lower their overhead costs and improve storytelling impact and audience engagement.

In this course, you’ll learn how to write nonfiction scripts that work with a variety of budgets. Taught by Amy DeLouise, a passionate educator who has scripted hundreds of award-winning videos, it’s packed with tools and tips for every level of writer and producer. Her script-to-screen workflow will help you develop your story goals and structure, create a narrative arc, work with sound bites, find the right tools to write your script, and pitch your script to clients and stakeholders.

The Art of Video Interviews

Don’t get caught up in lighting and camera work and neglect the interview itself. Producer Rich Harrington and communication specialist Amy DeLouise team up to show you how the pros prepare for, organize, and conduct great video interviews. Learn about performing background research before you “set foot on set,” positioning the subject in front of the camera, building trust, avoiding common mistakes in questioning, capturing secondary audio for use in a podcast, and much more. Amy brings years of interviewing expertise to this important subject, while Rich offers tips that will help make editing easier and reduce the amount of money spent in post-production.