The course covers the essentials for professional video production. The aim of this course is to ensure that participants in OPEN Media Hub production workshops and anyone interested in professional video production have a basic working knowledge of video theory and broadcast production equipment. The Course is self paced and includes Video Essentials such as Frame Size & Aspect Ratio, Interlaced, Progressive and Frame Rate, Bitrate & Colour Sampling, Video Formats, Camera Essentials such as Iris, Depth of Field, Focus, White Balance, Zoom, Shutter, Gain, Viewfinder/LCD Screen, Additional Features and the Essential Accessories – Sound, Lighting, Camera Support, Personal and Production Wellbeing.
Especially for the participants of the OPEN Media Hub production courses and Calls for production the course also includes a module on Content Delivery covering the requirements for uploading content on the OPEN Media Hub Content Exchange Platform.
Meet the author
Simon Hustings has 15 years experience in the creative and broadcast news industries. Working independently or as part of a team, he has managed, directed, produced, shot and cut projects including commercials, documentaries, news and corporate communications for a variety of clients. He has a wealth of experience with production equipment from a range of manufacturers; HD/SD cameras, sound recording, light kits, rigs and various studio equipment. He has an advanced knowledge and understanding of industry leading post production software including: Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, Adobe AfterFX and Photoshop. He also has an in depth knowledge of the various Hi-Def & Standard Def video formats, codecs and workflows as well as content delivery for web and other media platforms. Since 2007, he has been conducting trainings for participants from a variety of different backgrounds, age groups and abilities designing programmes that can engage people of different interests and capabilities, and providing an interactive and participatory learning environment. Simon Hustings works for the OPEN Media Hub as a senior TV production expert and is involved in the development of the project’s e-learning platform and online courses.