Stocking your toolbox
As a storyteller, you already have all the basics you need to channel your inner filmmaker, you just need to know where (and how) to start your creative process. This portion of the workshop will arm you with the skills (and gear) you need to plan and create your first video—from scripting basics, to production planning, to shot lists, to what type of gear and smartphone apps to make small investments in.
Shooting for the edit
In this section, you'll learn how to get the most from your less-than-appealing surroundings on shoot, how to optimize natural light, angles, and how to shoot to make your life easier in post-production[?].
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch on your own
Grab your colleagues and explore some of the great restaurants in downtown Chicago. Ragan staff will provide a list of nearby restaurant suggestions.
Post-production and beyond
Yes, all editing systems are different. Nevertheless, the principles of composing an edit are the same. In this section, you'll learn how to compose your edit, why audio is often more important than video, and why your distribution should dictate the style and length of your piece.
Putting it all to use
In the hands-on time of the workshop, we will divide into groups to plan, produce, shoot and edit mock videos using the gear we've discussed.