The internet has become a terrific source of quality education for many fields of interest and multimedia is no exception. The purpose of this section of the SIG website is to provide a good selection of videos that are informative and pertinent to the SIG. This list is a “moving target” and will periodically change as new information becomes available, or better videos are discovered which update or better cover a subject. Suggestions are always welcome for a video to add to this list!
List updated last on: 02/16/2018 This list will continue to expand, so check back periodically.
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General Educational Resources We Recommend
- CreativeLive This is a terrific resource and at the basic level, it is free! You sign up, log in, and watch free classes live by real experts in their field. You can also purchase copies of classes that have already been given, which gives you access to the supporting materials. This requires some investment in time on your part because the classes, being live, follow their own schedule. By subscribing to CreativeLive, you’ll get notifications of what classes are coming up. Check out their website to see much more information.
- Lynda.com Another great resource and like CreativeLive, there are numerous courses available on a wide variety of subjects.
- Vimeo Video School Vimeo has a lot of quality instructional videos covering all aspects of video production by amateurs or professionals.
- YouTube When you dive into YouTube for video education, you are really going to have to be willing to dig through a lot of dross in order to find the quality offerings, so don’t settle for amateur stuff. For example, if you find yourself struggling to understand some bizarre Balkan accent, just don’t. Turn that guy off and go to another resource! To get you started, try some of the resources listed here — click on one of these and it will take you their channel on YouTube:
- Larry Jordan is a 40-year industry pro who also happens to be a great teacher. He has a lot of free materials as well as classes you pay for, but since he works with both Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro (and it’s adjuncts), there is lots to choose from. He also publishes a free newsletter and frequently provides free quality webinars on topics. Check him out!
- If you have purchased video editing software, do NOT forget to check out their web site to see if they offer any training materials! Why flounder around on the web looking for good stuff when it is readily available from the company that sold it to you? For example, Adobe has a lot of very helpful on-line videos covering many aspects of their software.
Basic Introductory Level Video School
The Series immediately below are all from Vimeo.com, featuring a master of photography and video, Phillip Bloom, and Vimeo’s Andrea Allen. While not all exclusively focused on shooting video with your DSLR, they make a nice series that builds one upon the other. (We should note this series is now over 7 years old, but is still relevant.)
- Introduction to DSLR Cameras
- DSLR Accessories
- Setting Up Your DSLR
- DSLR Lenses
- Recording Sound For DSLR
- Shooting Video with a DSLR
- Timelapse With A DSLR
- Nighttime Shooting With A DSLR
- The Filmmaker IQ series on “sound”, presented by John Hess.
- Adobe Audition tutorials
- 8 Adobe Audition Tutorials Every Video Editor Should Watch (A selection of nice tutorials compiled by Premiumbeat.com)
- Green Screen
- The Fundamental Elements of Film Music (Another great presentation by John Hess of Filmmaker IQ)
- Creative Commons (All about CC licensing and includes numerous sources for free music for your project. A great resource!)
- 10 Royalty Free Music Sites (10 good sources that offer a free or low-cost sources of music.)
- Outdoor Filmmaker Checklist (A surprisingly comprehensive list from the folks at Zacuto.)
- Multimedia Definitions This is a download created in Open Office. MS Office should be able to read this. If anyone experiences trouble, send us an email and we’ll change this to a .pdf. (Everything you wanted to know about multimedia terms but were afraid to ask, and even some stuff you probably DON’T need!)