Video Essentials: Basics of Shooting

In the smartphone and YouTube era, making and sharing videos is more accessible than ever. In this course, you will master the basics of video production so you can effectively support video-making in your classroom.

course duration icon 6 Hours
course cost icon Free
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What we provide:
  • Practice activities to do on your own
  • Examples from other educators
  • Free online tools recommendations
Master the basics of video production   Learn how movement, lighting, and sound impact video storytelling
Learn the basic skills you need to create a high quality video production.   Learn how to combine movement, lighting and sound to make a compelling video.
Review the basic equipment of video production   Make a short video tour
Explore the many options you have to gear up for your next video.   Bring together your learning in a short video project.
  • Introduction to Production
  • Production Basics
  • Shots
  • Practice: One Shot at a Time
  • Camera Movement
  • Practice: Shoot Your Environment
  • Light & Sound
  • Shooting Script
  • Equipment
  • Practice: Shoot It!
  • Next Steps
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This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Making Media for Classroom Use: Audio and Video micro-credential. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more.  

What is KQED Teach?

We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on digital media. Educators can build skills in video and audio production, data visualization and media analysis to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.

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