Video Course Philosophy

Video is one of the most powerful mediums of expression in the world today combining graphics, text, photos, and audio into a multimedia experience. Our video classes explore the techniques, concepts and workflows that are used by top production facilities. From camera operation, to lighting techniques, to editing, we teach you the skills that go into producing captivating videos. Taught by our faculty of industry professionals, all courses are conducted one-on-one in Bosse’s professional studios where students receive hands-on training on the latest technology that fuels the digital world. Bosse Tech courses are held inside Bosse Studios – a world class digital media production company that has worked with organizations & companies like Paramount Pictures, Disney Studios, Prana Studios, the New England Patriots & Samsung; and TV shows such as Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin & Hawaii Five-O. Says founder Ron Bosse, “Our experience working with such high-profile clients has given us unique insight into the cutting-edge digital media trends of today. This real-world knowledge is something we can pass on to the students at Bosse Tech.” Students can choose from any of our Individual courses, or pursue a series of sequential courses via our comprehensive Learning Tracks.

Video Individual Course Curriculums

Choose from a variety of individual courses based upon your interests & current skill level.

Video Production 101

Establish the foundation needed for creating professional videos.

In Video Production 101, you will learn basic camera operation and techniques while working with standard video cameras and DSLRs. Through the discussion of concepts such as frame rate, aspect ratio, video formats, codecs, etc., students will develop a better feel for the best camera settings and approaches that can be applied to different situations. Various lighting and audio techniques will be explored and students will be introduced to industry standard video editing software.

• Industry standard principles for video production.
• Basic camera operation and techniques.
• What a DSLR Camera is and how it is operated.
• How to properly setup 3 point lighting.
• Setting input levels with a wide variety of different microphones.
• An introduction to video structure and transfer.
• Basic video editing using assorted software.
• How to film a commentary.

Video Production 102

Learn the creative camera and lighting techniques used in TV and film.

In Video Production 102, you will explore advanced concepts regarding camera operation and the use of lighting and broaden your understanding of the wide variety of possibilities available for capturing audio. Students will learn how to set-up and light a green screen and how to shoot an interview with multiple cameras. This course concludes with an in-depth discussion of the pre-production process focusing on the construction of shot lists, scripts and storyboards.

• Advanced camera techniques such as employing a glidecam.
• Advanced lighting techniques using reflectors and gels.
• Proper mic placement and recording to a DAW.
• How to properly film a subject on green screen.
• Shooting different angles with multiple cameras.
• How to critically analyze different film styles and techniques.
• How to film a commentary or musical performance with multiple cameras.
• Editing and finalizing a commentary or musical performance with multiple camera angles.

Video Production 201

Explore the powerful editing capabilities of programs like Final Cut and Premiere.

In Video Production 201, you will learn how to edit video using industry standard software. You will learn basic color correction, keying techniques, how to work with effects and transitions as well as the concepts of key frames. Students will learn how to mix and automate audio and how to create and manipulate text.

• The process of applying effects to preexisting footage.
• Using different filters to properly color correct footage.
• The basis of audio mixing.
• How to properly edit green screen footage.
• The use of anchor points to alter options such as opacity and position.
• Advanced text creation in a variety of software programs.
• The application of certain effects such as distortion and sharpen.
• How to determine which effect to use in certain situations.

Video Production 202

Learn the critical audio post production techniques used in professional video productions.

In Video Production 202, students will learn how to work with graphics and images in the context of video and create dramatic effects through speed modification. You will explore advanced audio mixing concepts and signal processing as well as audio post production techniques such as audio dialogue replacement (ADR), sound design and foley.

• How to modify a clip’s speed.
• How to work with graphics and images in video production.
• Advanced audio production skills in the field of mixing.
• The process of combining sound effects and scoring in sound design.
• Automated dialogue replacement and its many important uses.
• How to use foley to depict background noise.
• Taking new audio and applying it to preexisting audio tracks.
• How to critically view movie trailers and be able to analyze how they developed each post production section.

Video Production 301

Discover the world of motion graphics and compositing.

In Video Production 301, you will learn the basics of visual effects, including camera tracking, rotoscoping, matte painting, and digital compositing. The course will cover tips and techniques to achieve stunning visual effects seen in film, television and on YouTube. The software primarily used will be an industry standard, Adobe After Effects.

• The interface of Adobe After Effects.
• Using Track Cameras.
• Using Mocha in After Effects.
• Rotoscoping.
• CG Lighting.
• Digital Compositing.
• Basic Understanding of Adobe After Effects.
• Basic Understanding of 3D Element.
• Rendering the final Video.

Directed Portfolio 302

Create a professional portfolio that features your video production skills.

The Directed Portfolio is offered as the final course in our Masters and Multimedia track. The goal of the course is for students to create a professional portfolio of their work to advertise to potential clients and employers. The final elements of the portfolio will be decided upon jointly by the teacher & student, and will be based upon the student’s overall goals. Students are encouraged to choose projects that feature their strengths, yet display diversity. Students will have access to our studios vast resources to complete their final projects. Upon completion of this course, students will have a professional portfolio of their work to present to potential employers and clients via various social media platforms.

Adobe After Effects 101

Unlock the powerful motion graphics and compositing capabilities of After Effects.

Adobe After Effects is a dynamic motion graphics software capable of creating stunning animations and visual effects. In Adobe After Effects 101 you’ll learn the fundamentals of keyframe animation and how to work with multiple layers. Students will learn about 3d, cameras & lights, and how to apply & transform effects. Whether it’s animating a logo, stylizing video footage, or creating captivating text, this course will give you a solid understanding of motion graphics.

• Apply keyframes.
• Work with layers.
• Apply and transform effects.
• Work in 3D.
• Create shapes and masks.
• Use blend modes.
• Create and style text.
• Use cameras and lights.

Adobe Premiere 101

Learn to build and edit videos in Premiere.

A powerful video editing program, Adobe Premiere is known for its strong functionality and seamless integration with other complimentary Adobe applications like Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects. In Adobe Premiere 101, you’ll learn how to import media, edit video clips, create transitions, change the speed of clips and much more. You’ll learn the process of multicam editing, and discover ways to streamline your workflow with custom workspaces and keyboard shortcuts. Whether you’re selecting clips for the basic structure of your video, or refining your cut with video, music, and titles, this course will teach you what you need to know to master this powerful application.

• Edit clips in the timeline.
• Perform roll and ripple edits.
• Apply effects and transitions.
• Mix audio.
• Create titles and lower thirds.
• Apply color correction.
• Create a multi-cam sequence.
• Export your final project.

Final Cut Pro X 101

Explore the features of Final Cut Pro X.

Final Cut Pro X is a video editing application with the creative tools necessary for creating compelling videos. In Final Cut Pro X 101, you’ll learn how to edit video clips, create transitions, apply effects and generate titles. You’ll examine ways to stylize & enhance your footage through color correction, and explore ways to fix audio issues with EQ and noise reduction. Whether you’re creating video content for TV, DVD or the web, Final Cut Pro X 101 will help you enhance your skills for visual storytelling.

• Edit video clips.
• Create a multi-camera group.
• Apply effects and transitions.
• Work with audio.
• Create titles.
• Apply color correction.
• Add motion to images with keyframes.
• Export movies to various formats.

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