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VID 42 — Create and Edit Great Videos: From Script to Final Cut

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Feb 8—Mar 21
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Feb 10
Unit: 1
Tuition: $420
Instructor(s): Digant (DC) Kasundra
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Feb 8—Mar 21
7 weeks
Refund Date
Feb 10
1 Unit
Digant (DC) Kasundra
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Creating a video is an artistic expression of your passion. And who doesn't want their videos to look great and engage their audience? Geared toward the novice, this course will introduce you to the basics of planning for your video (how to create a script, a storyboard, and an execution plan) and shooting your video, including lighting, sound, and composition of a shot. You will learn the tools, terms, and technologies the professionals use to make the most impactful videos. We will study commercials and films to learn film language from the experts and will practice using those strategies to lift your projects above the rest. We will also learn editing best practices—not just how to execute the techniques, but also how to use them for maximum impact. This course will feature real-world filmmaking topics, such as how transitions are used in movies and documentaries. The course will cover DaVinci Resolve, a freely available nonlinear editor that is used extensively in the film and television industry. Students can work with their own footage or use sample footage provided by the instructor. By the end of the course, you will have created a short video and published it online.

Students can use any camera that shoots video (e.g., smartphone, digital camera, tablet, or video camera). Students must have a Windows or Mac computer for coursework.

Founder, Dead Set Films

Digant (DC) Kasundra has written and directed numerous short films, including a 3D black-and-white silent film, The Magic Man, which debuted at the Palm Springs International ShortFest in 2012 and toured across multiple continents. Kasundra has worked as a short-film programmer for the Slamdance Film Festival and is also a film editor with extensive experience in chroma keying, compositing, visual effects, and post-production.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.