Video Content Production

Video Content Production




Video should deliver results. Our new highly practical part-time programme in video content production is designed to help you quickly and thoroughly get to grips with both technical and storytelling skills you will used to generate online content while working in a freelancing or part-time capacity; achieving the best in both worlds.

This programme occurs three evening classes per week, with occasional Saturday morning workshops, and focuses on technical camera and lighting work, post-production and digital storytelling. In completing this programme you will become a competent videographer with a strategy to enter into the online storytelling world.


Course Outcomes

  • Create two short showreels – One professional to showcase production work, one creative for personal interest.
  • Learn to create vlogs, motion graphics, travel videos, music videos, short films, and campaign videos.
  • Understand the entire production process to plan and execute shoots responsibly and reliably for predictable, high-quality results.
  • Apply post-production techniques to sourced media to finish film productions, including performing visual and sound editing, colour grading, title design and, animations.
  • Undertake conceptualization work for content creation for various platforms and perform necessary planning and preparation for execution, including all necessary authoring.

Course Features

  • Equipment rental provided for the completion of assignments
  • Eligible to sit in on other part-time courses hosted by the Orms Cape Town School of Photography
  • 25% discount on printing and 20% discount on framing at Orms Printroom & Framing.

The programme focuses on the practical, technical aspects of video content production with an emphasis on workshops and tutorials.

The three main streams are:


• Practical Cinematography (Camera, grips, audio and lighting)
• Post-production (Editing, audio and colour grading)
• Content Creation (Storytelling for online video)

First Intake: 21 January 2019
Second Intake: 15 July 2019

Application Deadlines:
First Intake: 30 December 2018
Second Intake: 8 July 2019

Orientation day for the first intake: 18 January 2019

Course Structure:
Evening Classes
Three Sessions per week (Workshops will also be held on some Saturday mornings)

Please note that we limit the number of students enrolled in this programme and applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.


The online application form takes 5 minutes to complete. Before clicking below. Please make sure that you have the following documents ready:

  • – Digital copy of your ID or passport  (max size 2MB)


Please note:

  • – Visa requirements are of your own accord and are recommended to be settled well before the commencement of this programme.
  • – Only applicants who submit all the required information will be considered.


Applications are free!

Only applications with all requested documentation will be considered. The applicant will be notified should he/she be accepted into the course, upon which a booking fee of R5000 will be requested to secure the space. This fee is non-refundable but forms part of the total course fee. The Orms Cape Town School of Photography reserves the right to close applications and registrations once all places have been filled.


2019 Fees: R 47 000

  1. Headphones (preferred over earphones)
  2. Plenty of external storage. A flash drive is convenient, and everyone should have one for quick little transfers, but you will need larger storage. For example:  storage with Thunderbolt or USB connections (not USB-C if you want to use them on the school’s machines.
  3. Something for taking notes. We’re not having traditional lectures, with endless PowerPoint presentations, but you are likely to want to make notes for yourself, either for keeping concentration during sessions or to have something to refer to later. We’re not specific about how you do this, but recommend that you make notes for yourself in some way. You could use a word processing app on your phone. Some people prefer paper-based solutions. Some might want to use their laptops for taking notes: this will only be practical during the post-production sessions, since you will not be seated for long periods of time in any sessions, and not at all in many of them, meaning that working on a laptop will not be convenient most of the time. Creating Google Docs that you can edit with your phone and access with your laptop later instead is probably the all-round solution.
  4. Cameras. The school provides cameras for workshops and completing assignments. If you are serious about working for yourself, getting the right camera would definitely be advantageous. However, you definitely shouldn’t buy a camera now: if you have one already that you would like to use, that’s great but if you are in the position to buy your own now, please rather come to the start of the programme and let us help you make the best decision.
  5. Laptops. The school has a Mac Lab with the installed software for the completion of assignments and having your own machine is not an requirement.. However, should you wish to get your own machine, we would recommend getting a Macbook Pro (not Macbook Air) for video production since the OS is good at handling media and the machines are tough in their construction.