New Horizons Southern California
Digital Arts Program - Certified Videographer Classes
Although you may not think of New Horizons as a film school, students here will learn the keys to utilizing video and motion imaging including web commercials, wedding films, birth-announcements, family films, music videos, and films for events. Primary video and motion imaging techniques include storytelling, camera movement, lens selection, creating emotion, audio and editing. Along with being a video production class, this course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental concepts, digital cameras and digital photographic processes through computer systems & photo editing software. Mastering Adobe Editing is a key element of this program.
Students will learn to use lenses, stabilization, and work flow to create professional HD films. Whether you are a current filmmaker, photographer, or just starting out, this program will help you move from beginning video production to becoming an expert in filming your projects.
Basic computer skills are a necessary. A High school diploma or equivalency is required.
Properly expose professional shots (iso, aperture, shutter speed). The proper use of lenses for varying lighting and shot situations. Techniques for stabilizing photography units (sliders, jibs, glide cams, tripods, monopods and hand-held mounts). Students will master everything from onboard recording to standalone units and will learn how to edit footage using Adobe products.
Certification requires students to achieve the following:
- A passing grade on all written and practical exams for each focus area.
- New Horizons will administer a final written exam, which students must pass as a principal component of the Certification process.
- Students will develop a professional grade video during the course, and present a final video within a specified script to their Instructor and a professional peer review committee to qualify for certification.
- Students will earn a New Horizons Videographer Certification after passing a written exam along with submission of an acceptable portfolio (practical exam).
DSLR filmmaker & Videographer
- Intro to DSLR Video 101
- Foundations in Image Capture
- Advanced Principals of Image Capture
- Photoshop Complete
- Video Lighting
- Rigs & Support
- Fashion Videotorial
- Production Sound Mixing
- Video Fusion
- Video Interviews
- Video Background Replacement
- Production Planning
- Music Video
- Adobe Editing
- Wedding Details
- Narrative Filmmaking
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Instructor: Nick Lovell
A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Nick has spent the past 8 years working for Sony Pictures Entertainment. During that time he had the opportunity to shoot interviews with Christina Aguilera, directors Ridley Scott and Roland Emmerich, special effects supervisor Ken Ralston, actors Brad Garrett, David Spade, John Lehr and other high-profile talent. An expert in creating high- impact images for both still photography and video, Nick has also shot and directed several music videos and promotional pieces for musical artists such as Eva, Erin Powers, The Reef Project and CJ Holland.