This workshop will focus on short form storytelling and how to make videos for social media. We’ll dive into my ethos behind shooting for the internet, how I got started and how I’ve made a name for myself shooting vertical video. A few things we’ll learn about…
How to shoot GOOD vertical video: Shooting vertical video comes down to the same techniques as shooting horizontally, just flipped. We’re going to discuss why vertical is important for social media content, as well as focus on techniques for composing vertical shots while still making your work feel cinematic.
Finding stories and building drama in your edits: When I’m making videos for the internet, there’s always a punchline, a pay off. But sometimes, that payoff isn’t immediately apparent— you have to hunt for it. Learn how to work with your environment, read what you’re given and turn that into an engaging story.
How to keep people from clicking off your video: With ever fading attention spans, you have to focus on keeping the attention of your viewer. You are in competition with the entire internet, so we’ll practice shooting & editing techniques that will keep your audience hooked.
How to shoot and edit effective transitions: Most people have a love/hate relationship with transitions, this is mainly because a lot of transitions seemed forced and take away from the story, rather than add to it. We’ll touch on how to shoot transitions, when to use them, and how to best sell the effect in post.
How to polish and finalize your edits: Being a skilled shooter and editor go hand in hand. We’ll focus a lot on post production and how to polish and finalize edits. You’ll learn about my need to be precise about certain cuts but also my style of letting things slide when I know I only have an hour to edit. It all comes down to efficiency and prioritizing what makes the edit entertaining.
How to tell an entire story in under a minute: It’s simple — a beginning, middle and end. What makes this difficult is when you have a minute or less. We’ll dive into introducing characters, your environment, and how to choose what shots work best for your storyline.