Advanced Video Production

Learn the advanced skills that enable you to produce powerful and expressive video that tell stories and make use of essential Visual Literacy principles.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn how to control and use light to produce the most effective and expressive video.
  • Learn how to use colour to express emotion and how to produce video that give maximum control of this.
  • Learn how to use the video frame and depth in shots effectively to control the information presented to the viewer and how the visuals are experienced.
  • Learn how to use time and movement in and between shots to make the maximum use of the video medium

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5 consecutive Monday evenings for 3 hours per session. This course is also offered as a One-Week option – running Monday to Friday.



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  1. Light: learn to use video production equipment to achieve a variety of expressive lighting styles using an understanding of what light can be used to achieve (drama, texture, 3D positioning etc)
  2. Colour: Learn to use colour for it’s emotive and informational capabilities, using a knowledge of colour psychology and advanced shooting techniques (including log, neutral profiles increased colour bit depth and higher recording bit rates)
  3. 2D Space: Learn how to use the video frame effectively, with a considered shot composition, focal length choices, camera placement and movement, use of DoF, use of masking and an understanding of graphic mass and vectors.
  4. 3D Space: Learn to use depth effectively within the confines and of the 2D frame, building on the previous session with an understanding volume and depth, depth indicators, size referencing and z-vectors to inform effective focal length choices, use of DoF, and camera placement and movement.
  5. Time & Motion: Learn to understand the principles of movement, time and action density to further inform shot composition and planning to control the energy of an action or a scene.



  • You want to shoot and create your own videos,
  • You want to increase your service offering as a photographer,
  • You want to make the most out of your existing camera gear.


  • You will need a camera capable of shooting video that gives easy access to the basic settings: ISO, shutter speed and iris. (DSLRs, cine cameras and standard video cameras are all acceptable)
  • Unfortunately, a smartphone or action camera (GoPro, for instance) or drones are not acceptable for this course.
  • You will need your own external storage either HDDs, SSDs. or a large flash drives
  • You will also need a set of earphones or headphones to monitor audio on the cameras or levels while editing the footage.
  • Any additional gear is welcomed, but not required.


“I enjoyed it being so practical learning a concept and getting time in class to practice it. The course is quite condensed, really a lot to take it. And it is all quite necessary.”