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Photography video graphics web | Florence Tiber-Valley Experience
Photography video graphics web | Florence Tiber-Valley Experience

Video Making Course Florence Basic


Apr 20 2020


TheDarkroom Academy Florence
Borgo Santa Croce 17, Florence



In Brief

Basic course for beginners to approach the world of videomaking in Florence.

16 hours in total

2 weeks of duration
2-3 classes per week
Days of class: Tuesday and Thursday
Timetable: course begins at 5 pm

Lessons in English
Level of the course: basic

Application deadline 1 week prior course beginning


Basic course for beginners to approach the world of videomaking in Florence.

Videomaker is a new career: the professional must have numerous skills, and be able to play different professional roles.

Both director and screenwriter, director of photography and editor: quality of video depends on balance between creativity and technical skills of videomaker.

Lessons will be divided into 5 main thematic areas and will cover all the main aspects of video production:

Shooting technique and its main elements such as diaphragm, lenses, depth of field, focus, exposure, framing, camera movements;

Digital video theory: recording formats, quality and compression;

Audio recording: how to orientate yourself in every aspect of job, types of microphone;

Postproduction: editing theory, setting up a project, exporting;

Ideation and planning of a video project;

Access requirements

Course for beginners who want to approach the world of videomaking, no previous knowledge are needed.

Equipment required: (not mandatory) reflex or mirrorless with video functions; laptop

Goals of the course

The goals of the course is to provide basic knowledges and skills necessary to start a career in videomaking, both for professionals and for advanced amateurs.

Main topics covered by the program: shooting skills, film grammar, photographic basic skills, use of videocameras, dslr or mirrorless, recording formats, videomaking skills, video editing theory and technique.



Shooting technique: exposure, aperture, shutter, ISO sensitivity, color temperature, white balance, choice of optics, depth of field, focus.
Tools: differences between DSRL, mirrorless and videocameras; chance and restriction, equipment choice.
Film grammar: shots, planes, fields
Choosing the right lens for your shooting
Moving shooting tools: an introductory panoramic on slider, gimball, drone and how to use a steady device for your hand-held camera
Recording formats and “CODEC”
Audio recording: in-camera recording vs external microphone recording.
Postproduction: general settings of a new project to start
Editing of the scenes: assembly techniques with Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere
Delivering your finished video: export formats.
Conception and planning of a video project: the style, the choice of the medium.
Practical shooting of samples of short movies, clips, spots, podcasts


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