Course Details and Schedule

This course will teach you the basics of producing and shooting a professional-looking short video. You'll learn everything from shot sequences and interviewing, to story boarding and structure. It will give you a solid knowledge of the basics of production and filming up to the point of editing.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Why are you making a video?
  • Audience - who will watch, what do they want?
  • Planning your shoot - getting a structure and script together
  • Breaking it down: segments and shots
  • Gathering footage
  • Interviewing
  • Creating elements - archive/music/stills/text/graphics/special effects/etc
Course information
Intended audience Anyone who is interested in creating a video either for YouTube, Vimeo etc or in a professional context
Prior knowledge None required
Resources A course book must be purchased when you attend the course (included in the Cost below)
Software Word/PowerPoint
Format Presentation, practical exercises and some group work
Where next? Other Digital Media courses e.g. Digital media: Editing and post-production for short videos, Digital media: Producing, filming and editing a mini documentary

Course provider: IT Learning Programme


Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.