Short Video: Production Essentials for Online


12 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Do you want to make short videos that engage your audience? This is a fast-paced how-to for producing creative yet simple short videos that can promote, educate or entertain. Working hands-on, you will learn how to rapidly conceptualise and plan your project; equipment; filming; basic editing; and upload. This course focuses on simplicity and timesaving, as well as how to get the most out of at-hand equipment including iPhones and free software. This is an action-packed 2 day course that will show you just how much you can learn and achieve in ‘lean video production!

Course content

  • A look at how short video is being used successfully online
  • Engaging the audience: content, conception, planning
  • Understanding ready-to-hand equipment: iPhones, iPads, digital cameras, tips and tricks.
  • Shot composition: framing, shot length and continuity, terminology
  • Getting the best production values in little time and with a small budget
  • Best practice for an organised and efficient edit
  • Preliminary digital editing demo using Adobe Premiere
  • Quick tricks and workarounds for editing — boosting sound, finding free music and sound effects, credits.
  • Uploading formats and publishing to social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube Vimeo.


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

More details


Basic computer skills are essential and familiarity with the MAC OS.

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

  • A digital camera, phone or tablet to shoot footage with
  • Mouse and head phones for editing
  • USB or portable hard drive

Suited to

This course is recommended for anyone who wants to learn how to create short videos intended for web and mobile (on a small budget and timeframe), for any purpose including for education, entertainment or promotion of a business, product or service.


At the end of this introductory course you will have learnt techniques to produce a creative and professional yet simple short video that can engage audiences online. This course is about getting excellent results in a minimum amount of time.

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