8 Instructional DVD Set

8 Instructional DVDs

Learn to make high quality professional looking videos from the experts with 8 instructional videos you can view from the comfort of your home.

These 8 instructional videos cover the essential skills you need to make sophisticated, high quality videos. Learn basic and advanced techniques on how to shoot better video, edit video on your computer, light, record and produce sound for your video creations. These videos provide an easy and enjoyable way to learn video production at your own pace in your home. Purchase the full set of 8 and save 30%!

Light It Right

Lighting can make an obvious difference between professional and amateur video. Let the experts at Videomaker teach lighting techniques so you can set up the best lighting environment to light your video like a pro.

Subjects include:

  • Light Theory – You’ve got to know the basics. Start here with a lesson on the basic principles of lighting theory, from color temperature to white balance.
  • Lighting Tools – There are a number of lights and lighting kits available today. Learn how they can help you make the videos you’re after.
  • Studio Lighting – Don’t let lighting issues deter you from shooting in dark settings. Learn some pointers from our experts, and start creating the videos you want–no matter where you are.
  • On Location Lighting – Learning how to light for your shoots anywhere and everywhere is the biggest piece to creating professional looking video.
  • Nighttime Lighting – Learn how to overcome the lighting obstacles you’re likely to face when shooting during nighttime hours.
  • Lighting a Green Screen – We show you the best way to set up for lighting a green screen and lighting the subject.
  • Fluorescent and LED – Cool, bright and low-power, fluorescents and LED’s are changing the way lighting is practiced. Learn about these exciting new lighting technologies.

Advanced Lighting for Video

Lighting controls the way we see the world. It can also cause the difference between a great looking image and a mediocre one. Go beyond the basics for professional looking lighting.

Subjects include:

  • Setting up a Studio – We show you what you need to consider when choosing and building a studio space including size, electricity, and sound.
  • Studio Lighting – We help you get the most from your studio lighting by discussing lamp types, fixture types and room dimensions you should consider.
  • Product Lighting – Learn how to master the control of product lighting and light placement that will make products look both tempting and professional.
  • Lighting Car Interiors – Learn a few tried and true methods to lighting car interiors such as placing hidden lights inside the car, shooting in a studio or using a truck to power and tow the car.
  • Lighting Night Scenes – For the best night-lighting results, we go through tips on how to professionally light car interiors and outdoor settings.
  • Lighting Wide Shots – We define the goals of good lighting, give you some tips on how to hide light fixtures, and offer some ideas for good lighting design when shooting wide shots.

Basic Shooting

Learn the basics to help you shoot like a pro! The experts at Videomaker have designed this title to assist you in your quest for producing dynamic video productions! With a few simple tips, you’ll be on your way to creating top-notch videos while having fun in the process.

Subjects include:

  • Button Basics – Master the most important buttons on the camcorder and how each of them works.
  • Lighting Basics – We look at the laws of lighting for your videos both indoors and outdoors. Including using the sun to your advantage, backlighting and using practicals.
  • Sound Advice – Get the best sound from your mic with the least amount of hassle.
  • The Art of Composition – These simple composition rules will set your video apart from ordinary videos.
  • Smooth Moves and Steady Shots – Handheld camera techniques are possible with a few tips from the pros.

The Art of Titles and Graphics

Discover how to make perfect video titles, end credits, backgrounds and designs for better on-screen viewing, plus optimal colors and sizes to aid with readability of your video titles.

Subjects include:

  • Introduction to Titles and Graphics – During this presentation you’ll learn what types of fonts, backgrounds and designs make for better on-screen viewing, plus optimal colors and sizes to aid with readability.
  • Splash Screens and Opening Titles – Learn how splash screens add to your production and what tips and tricks will help make your opening titles interesting.
  • Segment IDs – This section discusses the appropriateness of colors and fonts in your graphics as well as what kinds of backgrounds and enhancements work better thematically with various productions.
  • Lower Thirds and Bugs – Find out why you should make the most of onscreen objects such as “lower thirds” (text on the bottom of your project) as well as “bugs” or small identifying graphics in your production.
  • Diagrams and Info Graphics – Make the most of your visuals by using software to describe what you need with animated diagrams.
  • Credit Rolls and Crawls – Discover the benefits of making straightforward and clear credit rolls and crawls, various display options, and policies for consistent-looking results.

Basic Video Editing

You’ll learn important information about digital video editing software. You’ll learn the tools you need to get started in digital video editing including valuable tips and techniques for creating titles, editing sequences and editing audio.

Subjects include:

  • Editing Tools – An introduction to the hardware you’ll need to get video from your camera into your computer and the software you’ll need so you can start editing.
  • Capture and Organize – This segment introduces the various ways to connect your recording medium to your computer to capture video and how to organize it effectively.
  • Editing Techniques – Teaches you how to create compelling scenes by editing a series of shots together into a seamless sequence.
  • Editing Audio – Covers tips and techniques for editing the audio portion of your videos, including adjusting natural sound, adding music and mixing narration.
  • Transitions – Helps you make good decisions about which transition effects to choose and which to avoid so that your videos will look more professional./li>
  • Titles and Backgrounds– Simple tips and tricks to help you make effective titles for your videos.

Advanced Video Editing

You know the basics of editing, now learn some of the tips and tricks that can help you take your videos to the next level. The editors at Videomaker have created this video to introduce you to the tools, techniques and technology you need to know to edit like a pro; including tips for top-notch titles, creative composites, cool color and speed effects.

Subjects include:

  • The Art of Editing – Editing isn’t just about the tools. It is an art. Gain an understanding of edit pacing, matching action and continuity of motion.
  • Video Filters and Color Effects– Tips and techniques for manipulating the color, speed and texture of your video for color correction or for effect.
  • Compositing – How to use layering, transparencies, motion paths and key types to create complex composite effects.
  • Capturing and Editing Foley – This segment covers tips and techniques for capturing and editing accurate Foley for your video.
  • The Art of Motion Graphics – A look at the principles of good motion graphic design, including lines, space, rhythm, and repetition.
  • Encoding and Output – Prepping your finished project files for output to disc.

Advanced Shooting

Go beyond the basics and learn how to use storyboards, camera angles and shots and camera stabilization techniques. Make more professional looking videos to tell a better story.

Subjects include:

  • Shot Sheets, Logs and Slates – How to use shot sheets, storyboards, logs and slates to effectively map your shots and boost the quality of your production.
  • Lenses and Filters – Use filters to protect your camera’s sensitive components, improve shot quality and create interesting effects.
  • Exposure and Shutter – Charge Coupled Devices (CCDs), using your camera’s iris to manipulate depth of field, using shutter speed to control exposure.
  • Handheld Techniques – Using your body to make your shots smooth and stable. Image stabilization – optical, electronic and with a stabilizer.
  • Composition – Get beyond the “Rule of thirds.” Converging lines, depth of frame, lens compression, using focus, the “Hitchcock Zoom,” and how to shoot moving subjects.

Basic Audio for Video

Learn about the many types of microphones and how to use them wisely. Key insights for recording indoor and outdoor audio. Editing techniques to sweeten your audio by adding sound effects at the edit bay. Discover new ways to make your videos better and much more interesting with the use of quality microphones and techniques! This will takes you to the next (sound) level!

Subjects include:

  • Microphone Types: Use Them Wisely – An introduction to various mic types and pick-up patterns
  • Indoor Audio – Tips and tricks for dealing with common indoor audio problems
  • Outdoor Audio – Solutions to common outdoor audio problems
  • Audio Editing – An introduction to tools and techniques for editing audio
  • Audio Sweetening – Professional tips for adding audio effects in the edit bay
  • Audio Situations – How to capture great audio in situations ranging from weddings to events

Order today and develop the skills you need to create videos like the professionals. Even if you’re a beginner, you will find these videos entertaining and easy to understand. Normally these titles are $24.95 each, but if you order now you can get the entire set for just $139.95. Nowhere else on the Internet will you find such complete, concise information on video production in such an easy-to-learn format at this price. These videos are some of Videomaker‘s best sellers.