Video Production in a Ministry Environment

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The purpose of this course is to allow the student to gain a general understanding of the terminology and components that they are likely to encounter whilst working in a video production environment, and to be able to setup, operate and complete the operation of a video system.

There are three strands within this course, each one focusing on the three main perspectives of a typical vision system. These strands include the Camera Operator, the Graphics Operator and the Vision Mix Operator.

In this course we will:

  • Understand Video Terminology
    • Identify different Video Connectors
    • Identify different Video Transmission Technologies
    • Identify different Video Resolutions and Aspect Ratios
    • Identify Camera Operations and settings like Pan, Zoom, Focus, Iris, Shutter Speed and White Balance
    • Identify Different Mix terms like Cut, Fade, PIP, SuperSource, Lower thirds, DSK, upstream key alpha key.
  • Prepare Vision Switching Systems
    • Identify components of a vision switching system and their purpose.
    • Carry out pre-production checks to ensure the system is operational.
    • Identify the primary functions of the video mixing system.
    • Identify the functions of the video recording equipment.
    • Collate and load vision media aligned to the run sheet.
  • Operate Video Switching Systems
    • Mix vision under direction in a live environment.
    • Acknowledge and respond to show calls on comms.
    • Direct Camera operators using effective communications techniques.
    • Operate media presentation system in a live environment.
    • Start and stop recording systems in a live environment.
    • Manage routing of vision from multiple sources to multiple destinations.
  • Complete Operation of Video Switching Systems
    • Return media assets
    • Transfer recordings to long term storage
    • Shut down vision switching system


Dave Wilson