Digital Vlogging Essentials Course

Digital Vlogging Essentials Course

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Make your digital videos standout online by learning sophisticated production techniques to create engaging video blogs for the online space. Learn about, audience engagement, the latest technology, 4K cameras, lighting techniques and how to record amazing sound. Then using editing tools like Adobe Premiere Pro to cut your video podcast to perfection and present it online in the best possible resolution. Finally learn about structuring episodic video broadcasting and planning the rollout of exciting and engaging content for a target audience to boost click rates and expand your communication footprint.

This digital vlogging course will empower video bloggers to record and edit better videos to distribute on the web. It will enable participants to formulate stories using process, planning and technology for distribution.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this digital vlogging course you should have knowledge of:

  1. how to utilise broadcast industry standard principals for lighting, sound and camera operation to raise the quality of your work.
  2. how to develop visual storytelling theory to create engaging video that maintains audience engagement.
  3. how to plan episodic rollout of content across multiple subjects and delivery platforms.
  4. how to engage in audience feedback to adjust and improve process.

Course Content

The following content will be covered in this digital vlogging course:

  • Studio lighting techniques.
  • Camera types and setup.
  • Recording high quality sound.
  • Premiere Pro editing introduction.
  • Post-production workflows, titles and colour grading.
  • Synopsis writing and structure.
  • Visual storytelling planning and ideation.
  • Screen Grammar.
  • Lighting Principles.
  • Location sound recording techniques.
  • Technology and equipment.
  • Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Editing process and feedback.
  • Mastering techniques.
  • Distribution avenues.

Intended Audience

This digital vlogging course will suit journalism, media and marketing students. It will also suit online community leaders and community-minded storytellers looking to extend their online offerings. Vloggers and photographers will also take this course to extend their skill to the next level.

Delivery Style

Participants will take part in plenary sessions to identify and plan their first vlog post. They will take part in camera, sound and editing demonstrations as well as viewing video content relevant to vlogging production techniques.

Between sessions, participants will be set optional tasks each week to consolidate the concepts introduced by the instructor. This will provide the opportunity to:

  • Write a synopsis for their vlog.
  • Prepare an interview/script strategy.
  • Prepare equipment and shoot a vlog.
  • Edit their vlog.
  • Plan a strategy to cover multiple subjects over multiple episodes.
  • Present vlog and strategy to class for per review.

Course Materials

There are no technology requirements for participants attending this digital vlogging course. However, it is advantageous to have access to the following for the duration of the course:

  • DSLR Camera.
  • Tripod.
  • Headphones.
  • Sound recording device and/or lapel microphone.
  • A computer with access to an editing software is also recommended but not essential.

Adobe Premiere Pro will be referred to during the course as a video editing software option, is you are not familiar with this software you may be interested in attending our Adobe Premiere Pro Course.

Course Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this digital vlogging course and it is open to all members of the public.

About your instructor

Antony Cirocco

Antony Cirocco

Antony is a professional educator in the Film and Photography space. Antony has been the program manager for the largest photography education programme in Australia and has managed Australia’s largest film education programme for youth at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Antony specialises in teaching Documentary, Photography and Screen Production.

Photography – 24 years

Antony has worked with exclusive high-end clients such as Baxter Healthcare International, the National Museum of Australia, Informa Mining Conventions International, the Adelaide City Council, plus various Local Government Associations in NSW and SA. Antony continues to shoot for corporate clients and still contributes to community and charity events through photography when time allows.

Documentary – 20 years

Film and television projects over the last 16 years have included for Antony producing, directing and editing over 300 television commercials and music videos. Antony edited a feature-length documentary “Chasing Shadows” which was aired nationally on ABC1 and won Documentary of the Year 2008 at the SASA awards. Antony produced and directed the feature-length documentary “The Long Walk Home” which screened nationally.


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