Learn how to film & edit your own videos.
Our 1-day videography courses in Sydney are the quickest and easiest way to get started making your own videos. Delivered in-person and entirely personalised to you or your organisation.
We also offer a video editing only course (3 hrs).
"This was the most outstanding professional development I have ever done. It was practical & we learnt an enormous amount in a short amount of time – and it was fun. I could not recommend this highly enough."
QLD College of Teachers
"I came to the video course with no real experience and by the end of the day my colleagues and I had filmed and edited a great short video. It was incredibly practical and highly tailored to our workplace's needs."
Health & Wellbeing QLD
Taking this training is one of those things in life I should of done years ago. What I learnt on this course has placed my video skills years in front of where I would have been. an easy to follow training structure that helps it all fall into place.
Appetite 4 The Wild
1-Day Videography Course
(Filming & Editing)
We come to you to deliver our 1-day video production course, one-on-one or to your small group. The entire day is personalised to you and your team.
You tell us the types of videos you want to make and we'll show you how.
The hands-on camera skills session will teach you simple techniques to record high-quality footage with your DSLR or smartphone.
You'll learn lighting, sound, DSLR settings, framing and movement. We'll explain and use affordable equipment to make your videos look professional.
In the video editing session, you'll learn the most efficient workflow to quickly edit videos with Adobe Premiere Pro. Learn how to cut your footage together with sound, music, colour, titles and effects. Finally, you will export your video ready to be shared online.
You'll leave the day with a personalised follow-up cheatsheet and links to all the equipment you need, plus our video editing tutorial and resources.
$870 per person
2 people: $760pp
3 people: $650pp
+ further discounts for larger groups.
Who This Course Is For
Organisations and businesses who want to start creating their own videos.
You want to sit down with someone to show you exactly how it's done.
You want to learn in the quickest and most effective way possible.
You want a short course that's relevant to your videos, not a generic group class.
You want to start using video but not spend thousands on videographers.
What You'll Learn
Don't waste months trying to figure it out on your own. We'll guide you through a step-by-step process to get you started making your own quality videos.
Part 1: Equipment
The exact gear you should buy depending on your budget and goals.
Learn how to use your camera, lights, microphones & gimbals.
Bring your own equipment or use ours on the day.
Understand what you need and don't need.
The best affordable equipment on the market.
Part 2: Camera Settings
Learn the manual settings of your DSLR for the best quality footage.
Achieve clean shots with the correct exposure, focus, depth of field and audio levels.
Understand ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed and White Balance.
Frame rates: learn how to shoot beautiful slow motion footage.
Part 3: Filming
Practice filming a video on the day.
Learn the formula for setting up an interview.
The best techniques for getting the most out of your talent for your interviews.
How to film “b-roll” footage to complement your interview.
How to increase the quality of your videos by adding cinematic movements.
Make boring shots look awesome using depth and different shot sizes.
Part 4: Lighting
Learn how to use affordable LED panels to make your talent shine.
How to make use of natural light.
How to film in difficult lighting.
Part 5: Sound
How to record clean audio.
How to use lapel microphones and wireless microphones systems.
How to monitor your audio levels.
Finding & selecting music for your videos.
Part 6: Editing
Step-by-step walkthrough of the entire editing process using Adobe Premiere Pro.
Edit your interviews for effective storytelling.
Learn the best file management systems for staying organised.
Make your videos look professional with text, graphics and colouring.
Learn the most efficient workflow to save hours editing.
What's Included in the 1-Day Course
A tailor-made course, delivered 1-1 with an expert.
A personalised list of video equipment for your budget and goals.
Access to our online video editing tutorial with our Premiere Pro workflow.
Your personalised follow-up document with everything covered in your workshop.
Ongoing contact with your teacher to ask questions and get advice.
The opportunity to send us your videos for feedback.
Video Editing Course (3 hrs)
Pick the brain of an expert and gain an in-depth understanding of the editing process. This 3-hour individual video editing course in Sydney is personalised to the requirements of you or your group.
Enjoy one-on-one learning tailored to your specific video goals at your workplace in Sydney.
The course is perfect if you've already started filming and require the skills to cut together your footage with music, titles and effects. You'll leave confident with your video editing skills to produce videos long into the future.
$380 per person
2 people: $300pp
3 people: $260pp
Frequently Asked Questions
How are the workshops run?
We come to your workplace for a full-day videography workshop. The video course is split half & half with filming and editing. In the morning we discuss equipment, camera skills and video strategy before we run a practice filming session. In the afternoon we edit together your footage using Adobe Premiere Pro.
Do I need prior experience?
Our videography courses are entirely personalised to you. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have already started filming and editing, you’ll be guided through a step-by-step process suitable to your skill level. You don't need to worry if you haven't used a camera or edited before.
What else is included in your video making course?
We cover a lot of content on the day and want to ensure you're set-up to continue your video making journey. You'll be provided with access to our YouTube video editing tutorial with the exact workflow that we teach you in Adobe Premiere Pro. You'll also be provided with a personalised cheatsheet document that includes everything that we covered in the video workshop. The document includes hand-picked tutorials to take your videos to the next level.
Can I use my own equipment?
Yes, you can bring your own smartphone or camera and we will teach you how to use it. We'll ask you to provide a complete list of your camera gear when booking your video course.
What if I don't have equipment?
If you don't currently own any equipment, no problem! We'll provide our own equipment for you to use on the day. This will help you decide what to purchase in the future. If you wish to invest in equipment before the workshop then get in touch for some recommendations. A tripod and microphone are two essential pieces of equipment to start with.
How do I book?
Our video workshops are run on a bookings basis. Simply get in touch to reserve a date of your choice. We'll ask you to provide some examples of the types of videos you'd like to create. The more context you provide the better we can personalise the day to you!
What requirements do I need at our workplace?
If we're coming to your workplace then we require a meeting room with a screen and HDMI connection to share our laptop. We'll also need a suitable area to break off and practice filming interviews and b-roll footage.
How does the practice video work?
For the practice video we ask you to provide an idea for a short and simple video that is relevant to your team. We usually practice filming an interview and capturing 'b-roll' footage to supplement the interview.
What else do I require for the workshop?
For the video editing we will learn on Adobe Premiere Pro. You can download the 7-day free trial prior to the workshop. Please check Adobe's recommended system requirements to ensure your laptop is suitable for editing. For filming you can either bring your smartphone or any camera that you already own. For larger groups it's best that everyone has their own device to capture footage.
What is the maximum group size?
8 people – this ensures all participants are getting the maximum value from our workshops. Please get in touch to discuss group pricing.
Do I need my own footage?
In the full-day workshop we will capture your own footage in the practice filming session. For the 1-1 video editing class (3 hrs) you can either bring your own footage or we'll use some stock footage provided by Adobe.
How do I pay?
Upon confirming a date you'll receive an invoice for a 20% deposit to secure your booking (refundable up to 72 hrs in advance). The remaining balance is paid via direct deposit following the workshop. Rescheduling due to COVID-19 is free of charge.
ABOUT YOUR TRAINER
Xavier is a passionate film & TV teacher and videographer.
He has condensed his teaching background and filmmaking experience into a practical video course designed to capitalise on the rise of video.