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Introduction to Video Creation - Voice, Recording, Editing

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.

Lectures
  1. Chapter 1. Lecture 1. Work on your vocal variety

    Basics of how you can make your vocal variety better - speed, pitch and emotion.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Chapter 1 Lecture 4: Voice Health

    How to keep your voice healthy and avoid getting a sore throat.

  5. Chapter 2 Lecture 1 Camera Basics 1

    Topics of this lecture:

    Video Noise

    Framerate

    ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed And Focal Lenght

  6. Chapter 2 Lecture 2: Camera Basics 2

    Sensor Types

    BSI and IS

    Ports

    Media Format: DV tape and SD cards

  7. 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.

  8. Chapter 3 Lecture 2: Lighting Techniques, Golden Ratio and Perspective

    Brief introduction into three point lighting, perspective and compositiont.

  9. Chapter 4 Lecture 1: Microphone Lingo 1

    This lecture explains gain, impedeance and directivity.

  10. Chapter 4 Lecture 2: Microphone Lingo 2

    This lecture explains linearity, noise and phantom power.

  11. 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.

  12. Chapter 4 Lecture 4: Microphone Accessoirs

    Basics about microphone accessoirs: pop- and wind-filter, shock mount, micstand.

  13. Chapter 5 Lecture 1: Setting Up Digital Sound Recording

    Standard workflow for digital sound recording

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Chapter 5 Lecture 7: Noise Reduction

    In this episode I talk about how to use a noisegate for noise reduction.

Prerequisites

Audio recording and video editing software. I try to not be software specific.

Syllabus

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.

Additional information
Teacher qualifications

I am a youtube partner and have created about 180 videos so far.

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