Video Production: Technical Processes

Video and Film Production Tutorials

  • [https://helpx.adobe.com/support/creative-cloud.html|Adobe Creative Cloud Learn & Support]. Tutorials for Adobe Creative Cloud apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro
  • [https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot|Film Riot] Behind-the-scenes instruction on all facets of film shooting - Lighting, Audio, Effects, etc. Oriented toward lower-budget filmmaking.
  • [http://www.redgiant.com/|Red Giant] Filmmaking & Motion Graphics Software. Look for the tutorials tab.
  • [https://www.mediacollege.com/|MediaCollege.com] Free resources for film and digital media production. Nice glossary.
  • [https://vimeo.com/blog/category/video-school|Vimeo Video School] - Editing, Post-production effects, Hiring a film crew, etc.
  • Tips and advice for Video and Film Production
  • [http://www.cnn.com/exchange/ireports/toolkit/tips.html|I-REPORT TOOLKIT by CNN]. A page that covers basic techniques for more professional audio and video for submitting to CNN or other journalism organizations.



  • [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x_VASOB4_Y|Drones and 360 Photography & Modern Field Production] [Michigan Production Alliance with Jeremy Salo, CLV Productions, and Zak McGraw, ATEQ USA. Michigan Association of Broadcasters 2020 Great Lakes Media Conference. Lansing, MI.
    • The Michigan Production Alliance was asked to do several presentations for the Michigan Association of Broadcasters 2020 Great Lakes Media Show. March 4, 2020.
    • The first sessions is about Drones and 360 Photography. Zak McGraw, Digital Creative Director for LunaTech 3D does a presentation on obtaining a part 107 commercial license for aerial photography and cinematography and also advancements in 360 photography.
    • Technology advancements have made it possible for aerial shots that would’ve needed a plane or helicopter back in the day to be done with a small device that can be carried in any backpack and how a DSLR can show an entire business from the inside out. He will also explain flying and handling the drone, how to take 360 photography on the ground and in the air. The creation and stitching methods used to make a 360 photo will also be discussed.
    • The second session is about Modern Field Production.
    • Jeremy Salo, Producer and Cinematographer for CLV Productions will discuss how EFP equipment has evolved over the years. He will reveal experiences creating content on location for Netflix, Amazon, PBS and the Outdoor Channel. The digital revolution has made it possible for smaller crews to record episodic television and streaming content. Jeremy will describe recording Your Brush with Nature, a plein air painting television show that records in the elements of all four seasons. He will also explain what it’s like to operate camera for Hook n’ Look, capturing footage on lakes as well as an underwater perspective. Camera housings, redundant audio configurations, underwater communication systems, lighting considerations, data management, minimum crew sizes with their limitations and strengths will be discussed.

Mobile phones

  • Setting up a Mobile Phone for Video Production
  • [https://petapixel.com/2014/11/24/cnn-cameraman-pits-the-iphone-6-up-against-his-standard-issue-broadcast-camera/|CNN Cameraman Pits the iPhone 6 Against His Standard Issue Broadcast Camera] by GANNON BURGETT (November 24, 2014). Which did better?

Wireless Audio

  • [https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=540&v=1WJckx16LJk&feature=emb_logo|Rode Go Wireless mic system]. (Demo video review).

Explanations and Theories of Video Technology and Physics


Lens Distortion

  • [https://photographylife.com/what-is-distortion|What is Distortion? ]by Photography Life

Resolution and Diffraction Limit

  • [https://www.edmundoptics.com/resources/application-notes/imaging/diffraction-limit/|Explanation of diffraction limit and a video on resolution by Edmund Optics]

Shooting Styles


  • [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WhKt_CkXD0|Doodlebug short film by Christopher Nolan (1997)] Suspense. (2:58).

Image styles

  • [http://www.nikonusa.com/en/learn-and-explore/a/tips-and-techniques/bokeh-for-beginners.html|Bokeh for Beginners] by Nikon

Post Production with CGI

  • [https://terminator.adobe.com/behind-the-scenes|Adobe x Terminator: Dark Fate]. (2019) Behind the scenes explanations of how Adobe Premiere and After Effects were used to create the new Terminator movie. This is the first feature film of this magnitude to be made with Adobe Premiere.

Preparing Video for Distribution

Compressing Video

360 and VR Video

  • [https://code.facebook.com/posts/1126354007399553/next-generation-video-encoding-techniques-for-360-video-and-vr/|360 & VR Video Encoding and Compression for Facebook (2016)] Posted by Facebook.
  • [https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6395969|Use spatial audio in 360-degree and VR videos]. Posted by YouTube.

Examples of Video

Examples, Thinking, and Discussions of AudioVisual Production

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