Tertiary Catalogue

Series: Video and Media Production


Aerial Cinematography and Drones

Aerial Cinematography and Drones

With the ease of access to drones, aerial shots have almost become ubiquitous. In this video Philip shows you how to get truly cinematic aerial shots and sequences, whether you've just picked up your first drone or are an experienced operator.
Alex's Biggest Mistakes

Alex's Biggest Mistakes

Making mistakes is an essential part to learning one's craft. In this episode Alex opens up about his biggest on-set mistakes from dropping lenses, to under-exposing shots on his Academy-award nominated short film "Johnny Flynton". He goes on to...Show More
Auto Focus, High-Speed, and WiFi Control

Auto Focus, High-Speed, and WiFi Control

In this lesson Matt showcases some of the C200's biggest features, starting with its unique Dual Pixel Auto Focus system. We then look at high-speed/slow-motion shooting on the camera with some example footage, before ending with a look at the...Show More
Calibrating Colour

Calibrating Colour

In this video, Ollie takes us through the process of building custom LUTs on set for monitoring. He shows how simple steps before rolling the camera can ensure everyone on set is connected with the image and able to see how the film’s look is...Show More
Career Advice

Career Advice

In the final episode Adam closes the series with career advice, including his tips and guidelines for working well with directors and producers.
Case Study:

Case Study: "SNL Title Sequence"

Alex opens the series with an overview of its content, then dives straight into a case study on visual style using the SNL 40th anniversary title sequence.
Case Study: 'Crazy/Beautiful'

Case Study: 'Crazy/Beautiful'

Moving on from 'how' to light, Shane delves into the 'why', using his 2000 film 'Crazy/Beautiful' as a case study. He shares his creative process for deconstructing a script and creating a visual tone for lighting and cinematography, and sets up...Show More
Case Study: 'Need for Speed'

Case Study: 'Need for Speed'

In this final episode of the workshop Shane deconstructs a high-action night car chase scene from his work on 'Need for Speed'. he shows how he was able to light the entire sequence using primarily practical lighting and the versatility of...Show More
Case Study: 'The Rat Pack'

Case Study: 'The Rat Pack'

Shane talks through his inspiration for lighting on 'The Rat Pack', deconstructing a key scene from the film. We then get to see him recreate the same scene, and finally Shane shows how to achieve a similar look on a budget.
Case Study: Nike TVC

Case Study: Nike TVC

In the final episode of the series Vincent takes us through his process for a high-end corporate commercial based on his work on the Nike Flyknit TVC. He explains his steps from conception through the proposal and bid, budgeting, storyboarding...Show More
Colour Balancing

Colour Balancing

In this episode, Ollie discusses the basic concepts of the additive colour model and how we can use this knowledge to counteract colour casts in our images. Along the way, we learn how to use the Parade, Vectorscope, RGB Overlay Waveform Monitor,...Show More
Colour Correction

Colour Correction

With colour correction being such an integral facet of filmmaking, Alex talks about it briefly in this episode, sharing the precise correct order of events that he employs to ensure he gets the best results when correcting footage either on a...Show More
Colour Management

Colour Management

With everything now set to record, Ollie focuses on how simple colour and contrast management in production can maximise the quality of your digital negative. From using probes to ensure camera monitors are calibrated, to using charts to ensure...Show More
Constructing Scenes to Engage

Constructing Scenes to Engage

In this episode we continue to examine complex and combined camera movements, with the emphasis on sequencing to create an effective and engaging scene. Using examples from a range of classic films such as "The Shawshank Redemption" and...Show More
Continuity

Continuity

Continuity is the unsung hero in colour grading, and an often overlooked part of the process. In this lesson, Ollie takes on the challenge of matching Canon and Sony cameras on a multicam shoot, using an X-Rite Colour Checker Video chart. He then...Show More
Contrast

Contrast

Here, Ollie breaks down the differences between contrast, tonality, dynamic range, and luminance perception. He also teaches us the fundamentals of reading histograms and waveform monitors, to help avoid clipping and crushing when using lift,...Show More
Creating a Palette

Creating a Palette

In the first episode of the series, Ollie introduces us to the concept of “Directing Colour” as he begins to produce a commercial for a boutique catering company. He takes us through the process of how he developed a colour palette for their...Show More
Creative Looks

Creative Looks

Ollie starts here with a discussion about the differences between technical and creative LUTs. Ollie talks about the importance of owning your own images and gives tips on how to develop your own looks using curves and qualifiers, the...Show More
Creative Process

Creative Process

In this Miniclip, students are introduced to practical strategies to help form an effective creative workflow for a tackling a project of their own. Students will learn how to develop an idea through brainstorming, how to create an appropriate...Show More
Day Exteriors

Day Exteriors

Alex tackles one of the most difficult shots to shoot on a budget - the day exterior. Using the SNL sketch "New Day" as a case study he walks us through a complete breakdown of how he lit and shot it all in just one afternoon. Afterwards we look...Show More
Deconstructing Colour I

Deconstructing Colour I

With production wrapped on the commercial, Ollie brings us into the grading suite to discuss how contrast can be introduced in post-production to add depth. Ollie also shows us examples from ‘The Crown’ to reinforce this.
Deconstructing Colour II

Deconstructing Colour II

As we continue looking at post-production, Ollie shows how hue and saturation can be used to direct the viewer's eye in the frame. Using examples from ‘Blade Runner 2049’, Ollie demonstrates how this technique can be used most effectively in...Show More
Deconstructing Colour III

Deconstructing Colour III

In the final episode of the series Ollie delves into the most exciting part of colour grading - conveying mood and eliciting emotion with colour. He shows us how this is used so effectively in ‘Whiplash’, where colour becomes a signifier to...Show More
Deconstructing Doc Style

Deconstructing Doc Style

Continuing the discussion on visual styles, Alex takes us through the different sub-genres within the popular 'doc style', which has gained popularity in both narrative and factual filmmaking.
Different Forms of Instructional Video

Different Forms of Instructional Video

Instructional video can take different forms, each with its own pros and cons. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber introduces four types: screen capture, boards, classroom observation (video on demand) and green screen,...Show More