"Camera & Equipment" 

This module not only covers the Camera choices but also discusses the use of Green Screen, Lighting and Microphones 

Whatever camera you are filming with, you will need to consider lighting, maybe using a green screen and especially which Microphone you are using.

Even though we are talking about Video, the Audio component makes the biggest difference between your video appearing Amateur or Professional.

I will not ignore those of you that already own DSLR cameras.

Wide establishing shots

Never have too much B roll - different types of shots for the same thing

Rule of thirds - composition - grid on view finder

White balance on iPhone settings

Ask someone to send you pictures of the location if you can’t get there yourself.

Be aware of the audio characteristics of the filming location. If you need audio of the location, best not to relax on the iPhone's microphone get some audio with an external audio recorder - maybe this is the one thing that I highly suggest you purchase. It will make all the difference.

You can match the audio in post - I will use the Zoom H1 as an external recorder example.

All modules discuss Know your audience” at the beginning of the module to ensure each student understands how to find their "Potential audience"

 

"Questions to ask yourself

These you need to know:

  • Is the potential audience mainly male or female?

  • Do they shop online or prefer to see/touch the product before they buy?

  • What form of media does your target rely on for information?

  • How old are they?

  • Where do they live?

  • How will your images motivate them to buy?

 

Secondary Questions of interest:

  • What is their education level?

  • What do they do for a living?

  • What income level?

  • What is their marital status?

  • Who makes the buying decisions?

  • Do they have children? How old are their children?

  • Are there common interests?

  • What motivates them to purchase?

  • How often do they purchase a product?

  • How long does it take them to make a buying decision?

  • How far do they travel to make a purchase?

  • What other products do they buy?

  • Are you selling B2B or B2C customers - why not both? “

The Camera & Equipment Module Fees

1 x session

2 x hours training

Australia

One-on-One via Zoom

 

Group Zoom classes

(Minimum 3 persons) *

One-on-one face-to-face

Sydney locations inc travel

International

One-on-One via Zoom

Group Zoom classes

(Minimum 3 persons) *

Further instruction after the 2 x hour session.

Via Zoom:                                US$90.00 per hour

                                                UK£70 per hour

2 x hours A$400.00

2 x hours A$300.00

2 x hours A$480.00

Further instruction after the 2 x hour session.

Via Zoom:                                A$150.00 per hour

Sydney locations inc travel     A$180.00 per hour

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2 x hours US$300.00

2 x hours UK £220.00

2 x hours US$180.00

6pm EST​

2 x hours UK £140.00

9am GMT

* Group Zoom sessions require a minimum of 3 x persons. Dates and times arranged to suit all parties

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