Hey everybody Rob here Today we’re gonna talk about all the things That you need to do to make an amazing video In particular we’re gonna talk about pre-production Which is all the things that you need to do before you grab that camera Then, production, which is everything; once you grab that camera and you start shooting and then post-production Which is the process of taking that footage, ingesting it, and making the final product. This is kind of giving you a feel for what we’re going to be talking in this course and then we’re going to go into detail in future videos here with each of the individual steps and explain them a bit further Alright, lets get started with pre-production Alright, now the very first step in this whole process is coming up with your story What is the idea that you want to make a film about? Often times, I will actually take a notebook, like this, this is good way to keep track of your story ideas. I’ll write them down here whenever they come to mind, and then I can refer back to them later. Then next step is thinking about your audience. This is really important because whoever your audience is, and how they’re going to see it They are gonna determine how you structure the rest of your film Now for instance, we actually made all of the videos for this Biology textbook. In a DVD in the back of the book. So, in theory our audience was students. So at the same time our audience was the teachers. Cause the teachers had to watch the video first, think it was relevant to show to students in a classroom setting. Really we are trying to make these videos, so you can show them to your class, mix up the lessons and make them more effective. If we were making videos for people flipping through instagram, or through facebook and we have a picture in our head of who’s going to be watching them we would make very different videos We’d have it a lot spicier at the very beginning, but we had a captivated audience in those classrooms So, did you see how it could structure the rest of the film? obviously very important Now, I wanna bring up clients and contracts now obviously you can work with clients and do contracts at any stage in this process But for me, definitely at this stage we are ready to sign a contract and move forward with the rest of the scripting process Alright, at this stage it’s very important to think about all of my books on how to make good films. Are you can use a narrator, or are you going to use a host? Is it going to be first person or third person? Is it going to be avant guarde or maybe an indie film? There’s so many ways that you can tell your story But now is the stage you’re going to have to figure out how you’re gonna do it. Alright, next thing you gotta do, is you gotta do your research. You gotta figure out “What do people know about this topic?” and maybe more importantly, has anyone done a video on it? And if so, how are you going to make yours different Now you’re ready for the scripting process Essentially you’re going to start with a very detailed outline step by step and if you’re shooting a documentary You may actually end with that outline but if you want to take it one step further then you’re going to write a detailed script Now, you’re ready to wrap up pre-production and you’re gonna need to think about everything you need before you shoot That might include, for instance, thinking about your location. You might even wanna go scout your location then you’re gonna have to think about all the logistics needed to get to that location and make it happen and finally you’re gonna have to make sure you have a good crew in place. Alright, at this stage you’re ready to shoot this is the production process for instance Jonah shoots all of our things I shoot with Leo all the time he’s gonna be the talent here Hailey often does a lot of the production this is how it looks But there are so many steps involved in making a good shot I’m gonna kinda glaze over it at this stage and we’re gonna jump straight to post-production Alright, now you got your media you got everything shot and you’re gonna start the post-production process now sometimes you’ll back up things in the field lets say you didn’t. You’re going to plug your media into your computer and you’re gonna start media managing this is a really important step. essentially for us we’re gonna use external drives here we’re gonna back it up there we’re gonna maybe make another copy send it to another location but from there that’s where our rough cut starts Oftentimes we’ll have an assistant editor or somebody to piece all the footage together so the editor can go through and start making cuts a bit easier but this is where the real art happens and I mean it is a very difficult process one of the things you might do after the rough cut gets started is do narration, for instance, I do that over here It’s actually kind of our closet but its also a very nice sound proof room I have these nice foam pads. I’ll record my narration into here and then take it back to my rough cut then I drop the narration in, start adding music and effects , I do color correction I start fine tuning I’ll start working with the client. I will send them a copy and say “Hey what do you think about this version?” and they’ll give me comments and we just go back and forth in this somewhat of a dance until we wrap things up but that’s more or less the whole process Background voice: You just said that word for word holy crap. this is kind of the first of the series we have more detailed videos on all of these coming up so if you’re keen on this process stay tuned I think you’re really going to like it uhh, that means you should subscribe first of all, like this video if you got something out of it. and big thanks to our patrons, who are allowing to take the time to give this to you guys and we will get the next one out to you on Tuesday Working with a film crew is great Rob and Jonas are awesome they bring so many toys out on the boat with us and uh lots of batteries too, nothing ever dies and they never make us repeat answers to questions or anything they always just ask you the question one time and that’s it its done, so uh it’s fantastic.