I’m looking for some good resources that will get me up to speed on creating professional-ish video using the iPhone for shooting and a Mac for post production.
Book, online course, whatever. Doesn’t have to be free.
I know I can spend the rest of my life poking around YouTube for this kind of thing. What I’d like to know is if you’ve been down this road and have any resources you used that you found particularly helpful.
Background: I handle communications for a department in an academic medical center. The university’s marcom department has a video team, but they work on bigger, more polished productions and don’t have the capacity to be able to produce the kind of short, quicker-turnaround pieces I’d like to be able to create with/for our faculty (e.g., for use on social media or for training med students and residents, patient instructions, etc.).
Eventually I want to be able to give faculty some basic training in shooting their own simple footage that I would then edit into finished, branded pieces. But right now what I really need is some practical training for myself (best practices and equipment needs) so that I can walk into a doctor’s office, exam room, or lab space and shoot the best quality and most useful video I can get.
I know that video is useless without good storytelling skills. I have that part down. Now I need to master the technical skills to back it up.