Video Storytelling

Creative Excellence Class

LEARN

Learn how to create memorable stories for YouTube, Vimeo or any other platform, using basic filmmaking equipment.

 

CREATE

Tell stories that keep your audience engaged with compelling visuals, rich narration, music, sound effects, and timing.

 

ACHIEVE

Become a video storyteller who entertains, inspires, and even changes how your audience views your world.

 

Dylan Smith

TEACHES NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Camera Settings

Learn all about shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

Flash Photography

Learn how to use flash to get trendy high-contrast photos.

35mm Film

Learn how to get crisp images using cameras from the 60s.

$127

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Video Storytelling will TEACH you how to turn ordinary footage into exceptional stories. Because a story well told can be a powerful tool.

You’ll EXPERIENCE new ways of planning your videos from story concept, through to the actual shoot, and then on into the final edit.

Intensely CREATIVE, you’ll DISCOVER the joy of filmmaking that goes way beyond merely using equipment.

You’ll LEARN to weave dialogue, music, and sound effects together to create a PROCESS that will forever CHANGE how you make movies.

You’ll be INSPIRED to make stories that INFLUENCE what your audience FEELS about the world you SHARE, and how they ACT on those feelings.

Are you ready to become a POWERFUL STORYTELLER?

Then join over 4000 other students who’ve boosted their storytelling through the secrets shared in Video Storytelling?

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VIDEO STORYTELLING

 Creative Excellence Class

 

Creative inspiration for beginner or intermediate filmmakers who want to tell captivating stories to inspire others, gather like-minded people to a cause, and grow an online audience. 

Wise filmmakers know that even the most mundane, ordinary happening can be elevated to can’t-miss content—the type that boosts algorithms and grows followers—if it’s spun into a compelling story. Sadly, most filmmakers don’t know where to begin in creating videos that trend.

The reason for this is simple: they don’t know how to tell stories. They’re good camera operators, who’ve been taught to capture quality footage above all else. That's a good first step. But even the best footage in the world struggles to inspire until it’s brought to life with rich narration, music, sound effects, and timing—or, in other words, until it’s woven into a story.

In the VIDEO STORYTELLING: Creative Excellence Course you’ll be taught by a master storyteller and broadcast professional that storytelling BEGINS BEFORE the shoot, continues DURING the shoot, and is finally completed in the EDITING ROOM.

So what are you? A Camera operator or a filmmaker who wants to tell great stories?

 

Things you'll learn 

You will know how to make videos that will entertain, inspire and even teach an audience.

You will know how to be an entertainer.

This course will be particularly value for non-fiction storytellers

You will be qualified not only to tell a story, but to keep your audience engaged with rich narration, music, sound effects and timing.

You will know how to tell a story, using basic video equipment, for any video platform you choose.

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YOUR LECTURER

 

Andrew St Pierre White knows how to spin a great yarn—as his over 220,000 YouTube subscribers will agree. With over six million views a year, his YouTube channel is a testimony to his storytelling skills.

Add almost 40 years as a broadcast professional, with international awards to his credit, and a great teaching style, he’s the perfect mentor to help you capture engaging footage and audio to make must-watch stories—even on a low indie producer budget.

 
This Video Storytelling Course arms you with the no-fluff, to-the-point, how-to create engaging stories.

 

Are you ready to get creative? 

 

Video Storytelling uses step-by-step, easy to follow, video-based lessons to teach you tell amazing stories.

Learn to shoot all the vital elements—visuals, sound effects, and dialogue—in each scene to tell your story.

Learn to think like a storyteller not a camera operator as the story is being shot.

Learn to anticipate and plan for the editing stage as part of your storytelling.

Learn how and when to use camera moves to enhance your story.

Learn to appreciate the power of B-roll footage.

Learn to select and use music to take your stories to new heights.

Learn to create and use scripts.

REQUIREMENTS

Don't let equipment hold you back from creating content and telling your story. 

A camera that can shoot video.

A microphone.

A computer or laptop for video editing. It doesn’t need to be fancy.

Basic PC or Apple computer skills.

A passion to tell stories.

 

Video Storytelling comprises of the following six modules, with a total of 35 bite-sized, video-based lessons.

What's Inside this Course?

Module 01

What videos do you want to make?

Meet Andrew St.Pierre White and learn what this course is about. 

We believe our course is different from most other video courses, and it's important that you know what you are about to learn is different too, and why.

Get ready to understand the creative process that makes all the difference.

Be clear as to what kind of video you want to make.

 

Module 02

Shooting

The five keys to great storytelling.

Why is audio so important? 

Capturing audio when shooting a documentary film is as important, and in some ways more so, then capturing video. 

Have you ever watched an entire TV show with the sound off? Probably not. But have you ever listened to a story on the radio? Sound is more powerful than imagery when expressing emotion.

Images provide the information. Audio creates the emotion. A video with no emotion is dead. So this means that audio is the key to making great videos.

This task will assists you in understanding the power of audio to paint a picture and create emotion.

Module 03

Let's Get Creative

In this lesson, we discuss shooting for the edit, both as a still photographer coming into movies and as a dedicated videographer.

The first two videos are aimed mostly at still photographers transitioning to movies. However, if this does not apply to you, I still recommend that you watch them, as there is valuable instruction in them for anyone holding a video camera.

Making the leap from stills to movies

This leap can be a challenge even for professional still photographers, and many fail because:

they do not make the necessary changes to how they capture their images. A visual for a video is not very different from a still image, but the way it is captured is very different.

They seem stuck on the fact that beautiful images are ‘everything’. With stills, of course, it is. But with video, it is not. Still, photographers who make storytelling, and not perfect images, their priority quickly learn to balance great images with content, and thus tell great stories.

Module 04

Shooting for the Story

Shooting and Editing should not be regarded as two separate processes.

How to shoot is one thing. What to shoot is the other. Let's talk about getting footage that makes editors love what they do.

I’ve shot so much of my work in situations where I’ve had little time to set up a tripod and light the scene. So much has been, as I put it, shot from the hip.

But shooting from the hip doesn’t excuse sloppy camera work. By that, I mean, bad composition and a shaky camera when there is nothing to shake about.

It does mean being creative and inspired at the very moment when something happens. This is the great reward of the camera operating ‘from the hip’.  

Module 05

Editing: Telling the Story

Shooting and Editing should not be regarded as two separate processes.

How to shoot is one thing. What to shoot is the other. Let's talk about getting footage that makes editors love what they do.

I’ve shot so much of my work in situations where I’ve had little time to set up a tripod and light the scene. So much has been, as I put it, shot from the hip.

But shooting from the hip doesn’t excuse sloppy camera work. By that, I mean, bad composition and a shaky camera when there is nothing to shake about.

It does mean being creative and inspired at the very moment when something happens. This is the great reward of the camera operating ‘from the hip’.  

Module 06

Conclusion and final examples

Shooting and Editing should not be regarded as two separate processes.

How to shoot is one thing. What to shoot is the other. Let's talk about getting footage that makes editors love what they do.

I’ve shot so much of my work in situations where I’ve had little time to set up a tripod and light the scene. So much has been, as I put it, shot from the hip.

But shooting from the hip doesn’t excuse sloppy camera work. By that, I mean, bad composition and a shaky camera when there is nothing to shake about.

It does mean being creative and inspired at the very moment when something happens. This is the great reward of the camera operating ‘from the hip’.  

Reggie Bass

Just what I was looking for! Thank you so much! Full of mind-expanding thoughts and ideas. I found a bridge between the creative and the technical. So much useful information that I will have to repeat the course over and over to retain it all.

Carlos

Such a superb course... Loved every minute... With tons of information and with the basics put in place for a beginner. I can't rave enough, the course has definitely set the mood to learn more and more.

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