Smart Phone Video Production for Socials and Online
Who better to advocate your services than your customers or clients themselves. Video is the ideal way to capture authentic and trustworthy testimonials.
Join us in this session where we will examine the power of storytelling through video and how you can use it to benefit your business or organisation. By working through the planning process, we will structure, create and edit a piece of video ready to be published that same day. The session is hands on and will make use of smart phone cameras and apps.
By the end of this session you will know:
- What Digital Storytelling, Pre, Production and Post Stages are and why they are important.
- Tips and tricks on how to get the best out of your interviewee.
- Basic video skills and how to use a camera for optimum effect.
- How to record and edit video with your smartphone.
Creating a business podcast
Creating and publishing podcasts is a simple but effective way of engaging with your audiences. But for many, the fear of what to say, how to record and where to put these podcasts stops them in their tracks.
Join us in this session where we will share with you free or low cost platforms to use, and how to use equipment you may already own – this will help demystify the process, and get you producing your own podcasts in no time.
By the end of this session you will know:
- How to plan and prepare an engaging podcast.
- How to record your interviews and clips with audio recorders.
- Introduction to basic audio editing.
- Online promotion techniques and platforms to share your podcasts.
Intro to Video Editing using OpenShot
With an estimated 80% of internet usage now being spent watching videos being able to capture and create content is becoming one of the most useful transferable skills in the workplace. But where do you start? It’s not a good idea to dive straight in and spend hundreds of pounds on the latest editing software without getting your head around the editing process first. That’s why we recommend Open-Shot Video Editor, a free open-source video editor that will allow you to hone your skills. OpenShot is a timeline-style video editor, so great for those with a little prior experience who want to take the next steps in their beginner’s journey with video editing.
This session will explore the basic functions (as well as a few advanced tips and tricks) of this desktop-based video editing software. Download the latest version before the session from www.openshot.org to your desktop computer or laptop and start creating attention-grabbing content within minutes.
*We are also happy to deliver this session on the editing platform of your choice, such as Adobe Premiere, Adobe Express, Youtube Editor, Lightworks etc.
On-The-Go Video Editing with VideoShop App
If a picture tells a thousand words, then a video can tell ten thousand more. People are now accessing video everywhere, whether it’s on their televisions, laptops, tablets, or smartphones, the impact which comes from storytelling through video is unrivalled. However, many people shy away from using the ever-growing medium due to the perceived difficulty of creating good-looking video content.
The good news for aspiring video makers is that it no longer requires expensive pieces of kit, a trailer full of tripods, and a costly film crew, to record and edit quick videos aimed at communicating your message with an online audience.
In this session we will show you how to shoot and edit quality videos using nothing more than your mobile phone, and free app, VideoShop.
So download the app now, before the session from www.videoshop.net and then join us to learn how to effectively get your message across via video.
Intro to Audio Editing using Audacity
When people hear the word “free” they often confuse it with “basic”. However, in the case of free audio editing software, Audacity, it’s anything but basic, offering advanced audio editing solutions at no cost to the user. But you may be asking yourself why you would want to know how to edit audio. Well, how about podcasting, work meetings, focus groups, interviews, business updates, disability-friendly formats…you name it, being able to effectively edit audio can help you get your message across in a more professional and accessible manner. At first glance, the platform can look daunting, but in this session we will guide you through the most important functions, as well as share tips and tricks to get the most from your audio.
Download the software ahead of the session from www.audacityteam.org and join us to learn how using audio effectively can give your message the added umph it may need to really make people pay attention.
*We are also happy to deliver this session on the editing platform of your choice, such as Adobe Audition, Adobe Soundbooth, Kapwing etc.
*We also offer on request, options for a follow-up “Next Steps in Audio Editing” session.