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Top 10 Courses on Video Production

Video production as the name suggests means producing video content. However, unlike filmmaking where the video gets recorded on film, digital images are used for video production. The following are some courses that will help students with any level of experience take up video production as a profession or even as a hobby.

VR and 360 video production

This online course is a Google AR and VR and 360-degree video production course and will introduce students to Virtual Reality and 360-degree video production. Over 14 hours, students will learn about 360-degree videos and how they are related to virtual reality. Right from planning the production to shooting, editing, publishing, and understanding the nuances of 360-degree production, students will gain a great deal of understanding through this course.

Mastering Final Cut Pro

In this beginner’s course, students will be introduced to the post-production world for editors. The course is being offered by LearnQuest and will help students understand the functioning of Apple’s Cut Pro Software for Audio and Video Editing. In 29 hours, students will learn how to create and edit apps with Cut Pro, how to add transitions, and how to change the timing of clips. Students will also learn audio editing, color correction, and media management using this software.

VideoX: Creating Video for the edX Platform

This course is a part of the edX Course Creator Xseries and should be taken after completing StudioX. This is an introductory course that can be completed in 2 weeks. In this course, students will learn how to create a video from an idea and the best practices related to video creation. Students will also learn about guidelines for marketing videos and will be taken through a detailed process of video creation.

Fundamentals of Digital Image and Video Processing

This online course will introduce students to the basic tools and principles that are used to process images and videos and how these can be used to solve real problems. The course is being offered by Northwestern University and can be completed in approximately 33 hours. In this course, there is a wide range of topics that students will learn. From the basics to 2D signals and systems, image recovery, image enhancement, motion estimation, image, and video compression, there are many topics that students will cover.

Fundamentals of Video Production

This course is a complete guide that will help students shoot their next film right from scratch. The course is being offered by the School of Visual Arts and can be completed in 30 hours. In this course, students will learn everything about film making right from location scouting, storyboarding, choosing the right equipment and gear, etc. Some other topics that will be covered include how to save time during pre-production, the advantages and disadvantages of certain equipment, camerawork, and what makes it effective. This course is a part of the program Photographer to Video in Today’s Gig Economy.

Sound Essentials

This course is also a part of the program Photographer to Video in Today’s Gig Economy like the course mentioned above. This course will help photographers learn about sound and its importance in video production. Students will learn the difference that correct tone and volume can create a story. The course is being offered by the School of Visual Arts and can be completed in 5 sessions, with 6 hours every session. Students will cover the topics sound editing, photography, sound design, production, and recording techniques in this course. Students will learn about the emotion of sound, ambient sound, soundtrack and music, microphones, pre-Amps and mixers, syncing and capturing sound and much more.

Camera Essentials

This intermediate course will equip students with the knowledge of the camera settings and the gear used in professional video production. The course is being offered by the School of Visual Arts and is a part of the Photographer to Video in Today’s Gig Economy program. The course can be completed in 3 sessions with 10 hours per session. The course will cover the topics DSLR, Video Production, Digital Cameras and Photography. Students will learn about the tools and settings, how to manage light and motion using different tools, how to navigate the video editing software, and also the video camera basics.

Visual Storytelling for Film and Video Games

This intermediate course will teach students the basics of video development and cover various other topics that come under the umbrella. The course is being offered by the Ringling College of Art + Design and can be completed in 8 sessions of 15 hours each. In this course, students will learn about storytelling, animation, character design, live-action and video games. Students will learn about the components of within character design, how to tell stories using pictures, character design, creature design, creating an environment, and also how to create props in relation to one’s design.

The Complete Video Production Bootcamp

This course is a complete package in video production covering planning, cinematography, editing as well as distribution. The course is ideal for students new to video production and comprises videos, articles, assignments, etc. In this course, students will learn how to create a quality video with any camera that they have, creating better sound and effects using a combination of microphones, setting up lighting for videos as well as using natural lights. Students will also learn how to post these videos online and get maximum engagement.

The language of instruction for all the courses is English but some of the courses have subtitles in other languages available as well. While a few of these courses can be audited for free some of them may require an enrollment cost. Students may apply for financial aid for some of the courses if eligible.

About Mihika Pal

Currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration with focus on Sales and Marketing, Mihika also has a background in Hotel Management. Beside her studies Mihika is passionate about writing and organizes social activities at her university.

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