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Introduction:

Now more than ever, organizations understand that video is a powerful tool for marketers. Video content in marketing is the most consumed and most engaged by consumers. Not only is video an engaging medium, but it also allows you to convey stories and identities in a short period of time, allowing you to connect with your audiences and differentiate your brand or service. Through expert feedback on materials created during this course, this interactive 4-part course will teach professionals how to plan, shoot and edit short-form videos for social media and marketing.

Module 1 of this course will cover the role and importance of video in social media and marketing, video content strategies, visual storytelling and the how to plan your video.

Module 2 will focus on technical aspects of video production, whether on your smartphone, tablet or DSLR/Mirrorless camera.

Module 3 will help you gain editing skills on Adobe Premiere Pro for your laptop, and CapCut on your smartphone or tablet.

Module 4 will cover the last stage of the video process: distribution and everything around sharing your video with the audience you want to reach.

Course Key Takeaways

  • Gain hands-on experience in planning, shooting, and editing short-form marketing videos for Social Media.
  • Introduction to video content strategies and platforms.
  • Understand pre-production: storyboarding, creating shot lists, and writing scripts.
  • Practical experience in using camera angles, shot types, and camera movements to convey a brand story.
  • Understand technical camera aspects such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance.
  • Basic editing techniques and principles, including adding graphics, captions, sound editing, and color correction, using Adobe Premiere Pro and CapCut.
  • Exporting video to different specs for different social media platforms.

Video Editing Software We’ll Be Using in These Workshops:

We strongly recommend that you download the following software before the start of the workshops, as this is what the demos will be focused on:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro for your laptop, this is a professional-grade editing software. There is a 7-day free trial available at: https://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/free-trial-download.html
  • CapCut for your smartphone/tablet, this is a free editing app.
  • Adobe Premiere Rush app for your smartphone, if you are planning to film on your smartphone and not on a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, we will use this app to shoot footage.

Module 1: Video Marketing Strategies, Introduction to Filmmaking and Pre-production.

Description:

The first step in making a short-form video for social media and marketing is to understand the aim of your video and your target audience. This will then help you with the next stage in the video-making process: pre-production. Translating your idea and written copy to video requires an understanding of video terminology, language and grammar: what can a close-up convey? And how can you make your audience relate to the message in your video? In this module, you will learn about the different aspects of video language and put this knowledge into practice by starting pre-production for a marketing video.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about different video content strategies.
  • Learn about the importance of video in marketing through compelling figures and statistics.
  • Understand how to create video content for different social media platforms.
  • Understanding video language and how to use this to tell a story visually.
  • Learn about shot sizes, camera angles, camera movements, and composition.
  • Practice writing a short script for social media and marketing.
  • Experience in writing shot lists and storyboards.

Module 2: Shooting on Your Smartphone or DSLR/Mirrorless Camera.

Description:

Once the plan for your short video is finalized, you can start on the production stage of your video making process. This is when you would shoot all the footage that you need to tell your story coherently. In this module, you will learn how you can elevate your video and make your footage look professional by understanding and practicing technical aspects of your camera, as well as understanding how to set your lighting and record sound professionally. During this module and before the next module, you will shoot your own footage that you planned in the previous module.

Key Takeaways:

  • Practical experience in shooting different shot types, and camera angles.
  • Understand camera functions such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, and manual focus.
  • Learning how to use Adobe Premiere Rush on your smartphone to shoot video, and how to use the DSLR/Mirrorless camera effectively.
  • Understand the importance of lighting and sound in video.
  • Practical experience in shooting interviews.
  • Learn about the importance of a-roll and b-roll footage.

Module 3: Editing Your Video and Exporting for Social Media.

Description:

After shooting all the footage for your video, you would progress into the next stage of the video-making process: post-production. It is important to edit your footage into a coherent story and ensure the message you want to convey is clear. In this module, you will learn about professional editing workflow and fundamental editing principles by editing the video you shot in the previous module. Adding titles and graphics, editing sound, and correcting color can elevate your video to make it stand out on social media. During this module and before the next module, you will edit your footage into a short marketing piece and receive feedback on your edit during the next module.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand professional editing workflow and fundamental editing theory.
  • Video editing for continuity.
  • Montage editing.
  • Edit sound, correct color and add transitions.
  • How to add titles and motion graphics.

Module 4: Distribution and Tips and Trends in Video Marketing.

Description:

The last stage of the video-making process is distribution: this is where you will share your video with the audience you want to reach. You will gain an understanding of the different social media platforms, and what the audience’s expectations are for videos on each platform. You will also learn how to repurpose footage for landscape (horizontal) and portrait (vertical) videos to suit the social media platform. We will also look ahead to the future and discuss tips and trends in video marketing. In the last module, you will share your work and receive feedback from the course instructor.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand social media platforms and audience expectations for video on each one.
  • Fundamental knowledge of aspect ratio, ideal video length, and video dimensions
  • How to repurpose footage for multiple platforms
  • Tips and trends in video marketing
  • The future of video marketing and how you can adapt to developing technologies.

How to Convince Your Boss Why You Should Take this Class:

  • Competitive advantage: video is at the epicenter of modern digital life. Having high-quality content that cuts through the noise will distinguish your brand from competitors.
  • Positive return on investment: 92% of marketers report that video marketing produces a positive return on investment. Doing this to a high level will increase that return.
  • Highly skilled workforce: a highly skilled workforce in video marketing means fewer outsourcing costs and better professional development for existing staff. The skills are there when you need them without extra costs.
  • Brand awareness: 94% of marketers report that video has improved public perception and awareness of their brand or service. Video content will build bridges between your identity and that of customers/clients.
  • Expert-led: With an instructor from the world-leading British Film Institute, your employees will be learning from the best.

The Presentations:

  • This workshop series gives the participant hands-on video-making practice with feedback from the instructor at every step of the video production process.
  • Step-by-step instructions in numbered lists with the links so you can do this yourself.
  • Included are lots of illustrations and examples.

Download Material:

  • Recorded video of the presentation with slides and audio.
  • PDF of the complete PPT presentation.
  • Digital handouts on shot sizes, exposure triangle, and 3-point lighting.
  • Digital templates for shot lists and storyboards.
  • Motion graphics templates for Premiere Pro.
  • Color grading LUTs for Premiere Pro.

Who is the course for?

Marketing professionals at a range of levels and those working in social media, communications, design, and related fields.

The Presenter:

Sa-Ra Zwarteveen








Sa-Ra Zwarteveen teaches the Video Production for Social Media Masterclass for the Direct Marketing Association of Northern California.

Sa-Ra is an award-winning film educator and specialist in digital media, culture, and education. She works as a film educator and education programs coordinator at the British Film Institute. Sa-Ra also works as a lecturer at University College London, teaching film production to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Institute of Education.

Her previous experience includes working at the Stedelijk Museum and EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, where she programmed and delivered engagement and education events. Recent film education projects include the Chartered Institute of Marketing, London Film School, Cambridge University, Durham University, England and Wales Cricket Board, the Singaporean Government, and the Saudi Film Council.

Sa-Ra has extensive experience providing digital marketing and filmmaking courses for professionals in the UK and internationally. She is dedicated to film education and visual literacy as a discipline that can empower and drive creative experience.

Social media: www.linkedin.com/in/sarazwarteveen.

Sa-Ra was incredibly knowledgeable and professional in her presentation. She articulated everything in a way that was easy to follow and understand, and engaged with the class to make all participants feel welcomed.

Lindsay McFeleaDigital Marketing, COPFCU

Great workshop that can be applied to many different roles.

Jordan KnappSocial Media Manager, DiBella’s Subs

The first module of Video Production for Social Media was very informative and the 2-hour class flew by. Excellent instructor.

Robyn AdlerMarketing Manager, Chartwell, Inc.

I am exited about the Video Production for Social Media Masterclass. Sa-Ra is doing a great job with explanations and examples of the concepts that she is teaching. The Types of Videos, Filmmaking Stages and Film Language topics are covered well and exciting to learn about.

Robert FergusonCreative Services Producer, Patterson Pope

Sa-Ra did a fabulous job breaking down really complex subjects about filmmaking and video content strategy!

Alessandra DuqueSocial Media Manager, McKeeman Communications

This course does a great job introducing step by step of filming and social media.

Dana Van DeventerMarketing Admin Assistant, Southern Insurance Underwriter

Workshop dates and times:

SPRING

Module 1: Video Marketing Strategies, Introduction to Filmmaking and Pre-production.
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT.

Module 2: Shooting on your smartphone or DSLR/Mirrorless camera.
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT.

Module 3: Editing your video and exporting for social media.
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT.

Module 4: Distribution and tips and trends in video marketing.
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT.

Summary
Event
Video Production for Social Media Masterclass, a 4-module Series
Location
Live Online, 15227 Perry Lane,Morgan Hill,California-95037
Starting on
May 29, 2024
Ending on
May 29, 2024
Description
The landscape of video content is exponentially growing: now more than ever, organizations understand that video is a powerful tool for marketers. Video content in marketing is the most consumed and most engaged with by consumers. Not only is video an engaging medium, it also allows you to convey stories and identities in a short period of time, allowing you to connect with your audiences and differentiate your brand or service. Through expert feedback on materials created during this course, this interactive 3-part course will teach professionals how to plan, shoot and edit short-form videos for social media and marketing.
Offer Price
USD 660