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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VIDEO PRODUCTION

A comprehensive quick-start guide for aspiring film and video creators. Learn professional techniques from script to screen and elevate your production values like never before.

THE COMPLETE RESOURCE

A labour of love, built from over 10 years of professional experience working with top brands like National Geographic, Discovery Channel, AirBnB and Bacardi. Mastering Video Production is the Five Day Film School’s complete guidebook to producing expert quality video content.
Inside you’ll find everything you need to plan, shoot and edit professional video: from the basics like developing an idea and choosing the right equipment, setting up your shots and making sure you have the right coverage for a great edit, through to more advanced skills like how to shoot time-lapse, slow-motion and produce broadcast quality interviews.
On top of this I’ll be offering email tutoring, 1-1 Skype training, the document templates you need to orchestrate the perfect video production, and a 60% discount on Adobe Creative Cloud (saving you $400 a year), all through the Five Day Film School community.

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WHAT’S INSIDE?

PRE-PRODUCTION

  • Writing Your Mission Statement
  • The Directors Vision
  • Essential Pre-Production Documents
  • Treatment
  • Script
  • Shot List
  • Schedule
  • Choosing the Right Duration
  • Location, Location, Location

SHOTS & SEQUENCES

  • Building a Shot List
  • Shot Sizes
  • Using Equipment to Achieve Your Shots
  • Pans and Tilts
  • Tracking Shots
  • Jib Shots
  • Aerial Shots
  • Gimbal Shots
  • Building a Sequence
  • Examples and Storyboards

CHOOSING EQUIPMENT

  • The Technical Basics and Terminology
  • Containers, Codecs, and Compression
  • Putting Together a Camera Kit
  • Cameras
  • Lenses and Adapters
  • Tripods
  • What Gear is on The Market?
  • Audio Equipment
  • Accessories

PRODUCTION

  • Understanding Your Camera
  • Advanced Camera Functions
  • Slow Motion
  • My 5 Steps for Achieving Cinematic Shots
  • Exposure
  • Light Meters
  • Composition Techniques and Tips
  • Interviews
  • Lighting
  • Timelapse

POST-PRODUCTION

  • Should I Edit My Own Work?
  • What Editing Software Is Best?
  • The Essential Editing Setup
  • The Best Editing Workflow
  • Colour Grading
  • Exporting
  • Music
  • Audio Levels
  • Editing Tips and Tricks

EXTRAS

✔ Adobe CC Discount  – Save over 65% (that’s $396.00 a year!)
✔ Personal Email Tutoring – Direct access to a professional filmmaker.
✔ One-on-one Skype – Your own private mentoring sessions.
✔ Book and Mini-Guides – Unlimited access to a growing library of resources.
✔ Partner discounts – Benefit from a growing list of partners for tools and equipment.
✔ And Much More!

TESTIMONIALS

An easy to read, easy to understand field manual – for anyone who needs to better understand the principles of filmmaking.

As a photographer, bridging the gap to make effective footage for clients was my greatest challenge, until I read this!

I’ve picked up plenty of tricks and advice on composition, story creation, and even running a business that’s applicable across my photography.

Tom Glendinning, Professional Photographer

Even after thirty years in the business – I have learnt a lot!  As well as being packed full of useful, current information about the business of Video Production, the book is well written, and therefore it’s an easy, reassuring read! I thoroughly recommend it.

Jacqui Doughty, Senior Producer and Owner of Walk Tall Media Ltd.

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READY TO TAKE THE NEXT BIG STEP AS A FILMMAKER?

 

Having exhausted many of the books and online courses available today, I can confidently say that Mastering Video Production is the most comprehensive and practical guide on the market. Where other courses beat around the bush, Mastering Video Production gets straight to the point with up-to-date, actionable advice that will see your filmmaking improve immediately. To top it all off, you’ll have email tutoring and feedback from a working professional filmmaker to ensure no questions are left unanswered.
Mastering Video Production condenses 15 years of professional experience into one book, saving you years of trial and error. It’s the guide I always wanted in film school but at a fraction of the cost!
If you’re still unsure, see the FAQ below for questions or feel free to email me at jackson@fivedayfilm.com.
– Jackson. Founder of The Five Day Film School

FAQ’s

Who is this book for?
If you’ve been creating videos for a while now and want to step it up a notch.

If you’ve never created a video before but are serious about giving it a go.

If you’re thinking about film school but want to try a more hands-on approach first.

If you are a photographer wanting to add video to your portfolio.

If you create video content online and really want to stand out.

Do you have a refund policy?
Absolutely, if you’re not satisfied then just reply to your purchase email within 30 days for a full refund.
How does email tutoring work?
To make sure no questions are left unanswered, I offer a personal email tutoring service. Not only does this help you, but it helps ensure that future content at Five Day Film School is ultra relevant and of the highest quality.
What if my question isn't here?
If you still have any questions after reading this page then please get in touch and I will do my best to answer them.

The Most Comprehensive,
VALUE-PACKED Resource For Filmmakers

Having exhausted many of the books and online courses available today, I can confidently say that Mastering Video Production is the most comprehensive and practical guide on the market. Where other courses beat around the bush, Mastering Video Production gets straight to the point with up-to-date, actionable advise that will see your filmmaking improve immediately. To top it all off, you’ll have email tutoring and feedback from a working professional filmmaker to ensure no questions are left unanswered.

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