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Digital Video Alchemy

Create a professional music video, using gear you may already have!

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Your Instructor


Frederick Van Johnson
Frederick Van Johnson

Frederick is host of the This Week in Photo, also known as TWiP — the flagship show on the TWiP Network and TWiP Talks. Each week he talks with a few photographers about what’s been happening over the past week in the world of photography.


Class Curriculum



Today we have more ways than ever to share and display the work we create. No longer are we limited to just a printed frame, or a photo album. Today you can present your photographs, videos and and audio on a wide variety of devices.
This opens up some amazing possibilities in terms of the types of content you can create, and more importantly — the types of stories you can tell. In this course you will learn exciting new ways to create and share next generation digital content.
But rather than showing you esoteric unrelated tips and techniques… we’ve traveled to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to create an amazing music video with two aspiring and talented musicians.

In this course you will learn:

Conceptualizing your Project

  • Objectives and goals
  • Telling the story
  • Creating your shot list
  • Improvisation and adaptation
Photography and Documentation
  • Preparation
  • Covering the event (wide, medium and close-ups)
  • Backup after the shoot
Recording Video
  • OSMO overview
  • 4K videography (reasons for)
  • 4K photography (still extraction)
Recording Audio
  • Preparation
  • Multiple audio sources
  • Synchronization (PluralEyes)
  • Preparing for the edit
Send in the Drones
  • An overview of drones
  • Frederick’s drone kit
  • Planning the flight
  • Safety considerations
  • Importing footage
Editing the Footage
  • Assembling the assets
  • Cutting it all together
  • Output
  • Compression
  • Sharing
Conclusion
  • Parting thoughts
  • Next steps
And you’ll learn how to synthesize it using our own brand of “digital alchemy” into a final product that you can share. In this course you’ll have access to our raw files, and other assets used to create the final product, so that you can follow along at your own pace… using the content that we’ve captured for you on the beautiful Yucatan peninsula in Mexico!
Enroll in this all access course now and get started learning some new digital spells, and creating your own flavors of digital alchemy.
See you on the inside!


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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