The Internet is a democratic medium. It allows everybody to not just consume, but produce themselves! In this course I will talk about all the basics you need to know to do just that with good quality. This includes everything from voice training over lighting techniques and video and audio recording to encoding. The materials of the class are videos hosted on youtube, which will be updated at least weekly. There is no fixed schedule to this class.
- Chapter 1. Lecture 1. Work on your vocal variety
Basics of how you can make your vocal variety better - speed, pitch and emotion.
- Chapter 1. Lecture 2.: Breathing Techniques
Breathing is the foundation of a nice voice and good voice health. In this lecture I wil talk about how you can improve your breathing.
- Chapter 1 Lecture 3: Diction
Good, clear enounciation is an important part of your voice. In this lecture I will talk about techniques to improve your diction.
- Chapter 1 Lecture 4: Voice Health
How to keep your voice healthy and avoid getting a sore throat.
- Chapter 2 Lecture 1 Camera Basics 1
Topics of this lecture:
ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed And Focal Lenght
- Chapter 2 Lecture 2: Camera Basics 2
BSI and IS
Media Format: DV tape and SD cards
- Chapter 3 Lecture 1: Light basics
This Lecture gives a brief introduction into different types of light, the difference between hard and soft light and colour temperature.
- Chapter 3 Lecture 2: Lighting Techniques, Golden Ratio and Perspective
Brief introduction into three point lighting, perspective and compositiont.
- Chapter 4 Lecture 1: Microphone Lingo 1
This lecture explains gain, impedeance and directivity.
- Chapter 4 Lecture 2: Microphone Lingo 2
This lecture explains linearity, noise and phantom power.
- Chapter 4 Lecture 3: Microphone Types
In this lecture, the basic microphone types are explained. This includes:
Dynamic, condenser and piezo mics.
Shotgun and lavelier mics, as well as headsets.
- Chapter 4 Lecture 4: Microphone Accessoirs
Basics about microphone accessoirs: pop- and wind-filter, shock mount, micstand.
- Chapter 5 Lecture 1: Setting Up Digital Sound Recording
Standard workflow for digital sound recording
- Chapter 5 Lecture 2: Bit depth and sampling rate
Bit depth and sampling rate are two of the main variables in digital sound recording. This lecture aims to explain their meaning.
- Chapter 5 Lecture 3: Room Acoustics
Room acoustics play a major role in audio recording. In this lecture, I explain reverbration and how to influence it.
- Chapter 5 Lecture 4: Parametric EQ
A parametric EQ allows you to boost or attenuate certain frequency ranges in your recording. This lecture aims to explain how this is usually used in voice recordings.
- Chapter 5 Lecture 5: Single Band Compressors In Voice Recording
Single Band Compressors are one of the most important tools in voice recording. In this lecture, I am going to explain how exactly to use one.
- Chapter 5: Lecture 6: Multiband Compressors
A Multiband Compressor consists of multiple single band compressors for different frequency ranges. Its possible to fine tune your recording even better.
- Chapter 5 Lecture 7: Noise Reduction
In this episode I talk about how to use a noisegate for noise reduction.
Audio recording and video editing software. I try to not be software specific.
The class material is hosted in this playlist.
As of the time of writing this, the first three chapters are already done.
How to speak clear and interesting This chapter includes information on breathing techniques, speaking techniques as well as voice excercises and how to keep your voice healthy.
Video recording basics This chapter explains the basics of cameras: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, noise, framerate. Also camera techniques like BSI, IS, as well as various ports are explained.
Lighting basics This chapter very briefly talks about different types of light like fluorescent, HMI, tungsten, and which to choose. Also difference between soft and hard light and a very basic introduction into lighting techniques.
Microphone basics This chapter talks about the basics behind microphones. Types of microphones as well as terms surrounding them are explained.
Audio recording basics This chapter talks about audio recording, including the right recording environment and ways to soundproof your studio. Some audio editing techniques are briefly explained. This chapter will be not be software specific.
I am a youtube partner and have created about 180 videos so far.