Wedding Videography Certification
Becoming a wedding professional can be a daunting task. We are here to make this industry more accessible and give you the skills and equipment you need to excel in it.
Week 1 - The Basics
Start your journey by learning the basics of camera operations and wedding services. This week includes learning traditional wedding terminology and familiarizing yourself with the Sony Mirrorless cameras we use at weddings. By the end of the first week, you will have a foundation for camera basics like menu navigation, exposure settings, lens options, and more.
Week 2 - Camera Work
In week 2, you will continue working hands-on with the Sony cameras and learn about the DJI Ronin Camera Stabilizer. You will learn to set up the Ronin properly, balance it, walk with it, and store it. Practicing camera movements with the Ronin is essential to delivering a smooth finished product.
*Between week 2 and week 5, students will complete a minimum of 20 hours of shadowing*
Week 3 - Audio & Light
Audio is half the viewing experience of a wedding video. In week 3, you will dive deeply into setting up and using wireless lav mics and shotgun mics to record seamless audio. How to set up lights to your advantage and how you can creatively use the light you have to properly expose your footage while also using the light around you.
Week 4 - Cinematography
In week 4, you will learn the fundamental composition rules and creative ways to break those rules. We will be covering everything from angles, composition, and camera movement. Adjust your lighting and angles to bring your creative vision to life.
Week 5 - Evaluation
Apply everything you’ve learned to make your footage stand out. In week 5, we put your new skills to the test in a simulated wedding. This evaluation allows us to test if you are emotionally, physically, and creatively ready to work a real wedding. You must pass the evaluation to receive your videography certification.