Learn the basics from the experts at Videomaker! There's no better way to learn to create video than be watching the pros in action! Videomaker Magazine has helped thousands of users make better videos through its comprehensive, instructional line of video programming. Basic Shooting, Sound Success, Video Editing, Lighting Techniques, Introduction to Desktop Video and Advanced Shooting detail the fundamentals of producing quality, professional-looking productions.

There are 14 programs in the series:

Learn all you need to know about using a green screen. We present several step-by-step demonstrations on common uses of a green screen and include a special tutorial on changing virtual backgrounds. From green screen lighting, editing software tools and how to recreate carious green screen special effects, this DVD will leave you ready to put your green screen skills to use! 42 minutes

History of Chroma Key
Green Screen Basics
Troubleshooting for Chroma Key
Keying Tools
Green Screen Planning
Virtual Sets & Tracking Points.

Essential techniques on capturing audio for video. Learn how to place microphones for interviews and events. Tips on using wireless lavaliere microphones, hidden microphones, boom microphones and digital video recorders. From mic placement to understanding wireless technology, this collection combines many techniques to get you started with capturing Field Audio! 43 minutes

Interview Miking
Live Event Miking
Using a Boom Mi
Using a Filed Mixer
Lavaliere Mic Placement
Camera Audi Control
Wireless Mic Technology
Headphone Tips
Best Mic Cheats
Foley Sound Effects

Teaches advanced tricks on the best way to work with light and shadow in your production. As an extra bonus, this disc has some of our best associated articles for viewing this DVD on a computer. 29 minutes

An Overview of Video Lighting Equipment
Cheap Video Lighting Solutions
Three-point Lighting
Video Lighting Safety Tips
On-camera Video Lights
Casting Shadow with Cookies
Green Screen Lighting
Mood Lighting Effects
Specialty Lighting Tricks

Learn classic special effects used by Hollywood FX creators. From glitter FX to making bullet holes, fake fire and safely running your actor down by a car, this DVD takes your special effects skills to a higher level. With creativity & knowledge you can incorporate some big budget Hollywood techniques using low budget camera tricks and editing software. Discover how to use green screen effects to put your characters in any setting. As a special bonus we have included step-by-step screen recorded presentations of how we produced some of these special effects using Adobe premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and Particle Illusion. 25 minutes

Natural Transition FX
Creating Sound FX - Foley Style
Green Screen Magic Glitter FX
Earthquake FX
Creating Fire with Software
Hit By A Car
Gunshot Special FX
The Bullet Hole FX.

(*Requires Windows, Adobe Premiere Pro & Photoshop to work along with the additional 29 minutes of Tutorials).

From shooting fight scenes to perfecting your action scene transitions, this program demonstrates many ways to help you create and improve your Action Videos.
28 minutes

Shooting Fight Scenes
Gun Muzzle Flashes
Action Scene Transitions
The 24p Film-Look Effect
Compositing Sets with Images & Video
Camera Angles & Techniques

Online Video Production gives you new insight into creating video projects for online video sharing sites. As an extra bonus, the DVD comes with several of Videomaker's best articles (in .pdf format) with specific interest to creators of online video, including compression techniques, shooting video for the web and online video marketing advice. This DVD will help you get the best out of internet video! 32 minutes

History of Online Video
Capturing Video For The Web
Online Video
Equipment, Web Cams
Video Compression For The Web
Uploading Videos
Video Marketing Strategies

This program focuses on the basic techniques to help refine shooting skills and tell a better story. Teaches: shot sheets, logs, slates, lenses & filters, exposure & shutter, camera moves, handheld techniques and composition. 30 minutes

Learn some of the tips and tricks that will help you take your productions to the next level. This program will introduce you to the tools, techniques and technology you need to edit like a pro, including tips for top-notch titles, creative composites, cool color and speed effects. 27 minutes

Learn important information about the tools you'll need to get started as a digital video editor including valuable tips and techniques for creating titles, editing sequences and editing audio. 30 minutes

Good audio is essential for good video. This program teaches the tools, terms and techniques needed in order to capture and edit top-notch audio for video. Teaches: Microphone types, Wired or wireless, indoor audio, outdoor audio, editing audio & audio sweetening. 30 minutes

Learn the basics to help you shoot like a pro. This program is designed to help students produce dynamic productions and create top quality programming. Teaches: button basics, lighting, sound advice, art of composition, smooth moves and steady shots. 30 minutes

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