Digital Film School: Track 1

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Have you ever wanted to pick up a video camera and make a short video or film, but felt intimidated by your lack of knowledge? The explosion of film-making for websites and mobiles gives people and organisations the opportunity to tell their stories and show what they have to offer, at low cost. This collection of exciting videos features The Open University’s experienced team of filmmakers, who will show you some of the craft secrets that underpin good filmmaking, and how professionals stay up to date. You will learn the basics of editing, how to conduct an interview, the role of the producer and other crew members and how to archive your finished project. This material forms part of The Open University course T156 Digital film school.

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 1 hour 15 mins
  • Updated Wednesday 21st September 2011
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Engineering & Technology
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Track 1: Getting media onto your computer

Chris High demonstrates how to connect three different types of digital cameras into both Mac and PC, and then how to import the media into various editing software.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Getting media onto your computer    Chris High demonstrates how to connect three different types of digital cameras into both Mac and PC, and then how to import the media into various editing software. Play now Getting media onto your computer
2 Getting started with iMovie    This track is designed to introduce you to the iMovie user interface and also the first steps to importing media and building your first sequence. Play now Getting started with iMovie
3 Getting started Windows Live Movie Maker    This track is designed to introduce you to the Windows Live Movie Maker user interface and also the first steps to importing media and building your first sequence. Play now Getting started Windows Live Movie Maker
4 Getting started with Adobe Premiere Pro    This track is designed to introduce you to the Adobe Pemiere Pro user interface and also the first steps to importing media and building your first sequence. Play now Getting started with Adobe Premiere Pro
5 Getting started with Final Cut Pro    This track is designed to introduce you to the Final Cut Pro user interface and also the first steps to importing media and building your first sequence. Play now Getting started with Final Cut Pro
6 Basic editing techniques    Joe Mills demonstrates the basic editing tool within Apple's iMovie. Joe uses photos and video clips to build a sequence which include music and title sequences. Play now Basic editing techniques
7 Piece to Camera    There are many ways to film a piece to camera, this track demonstrates the use of a professional studio and if you don’t have these resources how to optimise your personal space. Play now Piece to Camera
8 Location interview    Framing, positions and microphones are all part of conducting an interview. More importantly this track explains some of the core skills needed to produce the best answers from your subject. Play now Location interview
9 Script to screen    Rick Goldsmith explains some of the key production stages involved in taking a script from paper to screen. Play now Script to screen
10 Continuity editing    Joe Mills demonstrates how important it is to keep continuity when editing a sequence. Play now Continuity editing
11 Meet the producer    Julie Goldsmith explains what it takes to be a producer. Play now Meet the producer
12 Meet the editor    Neil Oseman explains how he pieced together, 'The Magic of Filmmaking'. Play now Meet the editor
13 Pre-production pep-talk    Chris High explains the why planning is vital to creating a successful film. Play now Pre-production pep-talk
14 Production pep-talk    Rick Goldsmith explains how after pre-production its time to get creative and try something new. Play now Production pep-talk
15 Make your video look interesting    Rick Goldsmith explains some of the creative techniques to help you produce the best from your location. Play now Make your video look interesting
16 Post-production pep-talk    John Sinton discusses how editing is where all your hard work comes together, it’s the time where your individual creativity shines. Play now Post-production pep-talk
17 Archive your project    Joe Mills explains the different ways of delivering films to different platforms as well as distribution and archiving your projects. Play now Archive your project

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