Video in business – developing in-house expertise

Video is a powerful communication tool, and training can develop the in-house skills needed to create high quality video and deliver it as multi-platform content. Grab its potential, so your team can use their imagination to produce messages with the professional polish that your clients will take seriously. PDV is based in North Sydney and can deliver training in other centres.

To assist companies

  • Create video content for Social Media and YouTube

  • Improve office to office communication

  • Deliver professional video for marketing & product launches

  • Record company milestones, events and activities

  • Produce training and OH&S videos

  • Provide staff with additional skills

  • Education groups needing the latest industry knowledge

  • Companies providing staff with additional skills

Television production companies

If you are a production manager, your production team may be required to shoot video from time to time. It could be additional coverage to support your main camera crew, or perhaps to just shoot some behind-the-scenes footage. Do they have the skills?

Training to help you understand & use video equipment

Pieter’s training will teach you both technical and creative facets of video photography. Participants will gain control over the camera settings, freeing them to explore creative aspects of shooting, knowing that they are always getting the best possible video and audio. Message for a quote or call 0418 169 955 to discuss your particular requirements. PDV Digital Cinema is based in North Sydney however training can be arranged in other centres.

What you will learn

  • Course overview

    Cinematographer and qualified trainer Pieter de Vries ACS will pass on a wealth of techniques gleaned from years of shooting award-winning productions in more than one hundred and eighty five countries and territories.

    The course covers camera and audio hardware using DSLR, Mirrorless, Smartphones and Video cameras and to teach your team professional shooting techniques. Lighting tips and editing software are also included and all delivered in an easy to digest style. Pieter will teach your team the in-house skills needed to create high quality video and deliver it as multi-platform content.

    The course also involves participating in a dedicated location shoot in the surrounding North Sydney area and along the way you’ll get to use some of the latest video tools. Please visit the Training Gallery for images of the venue and the beautiful surrounds of North Sydney

  • Taking control of camera and audio

    Pieter’s unique training teaches you both technical and creative facets of video photography. Participants quickly gain control over the camera settings, freeing them to explore creative aspects of shooting knowing that they are always getting the best possible video and audio. This includes:

    SWITCHING BETWEEN AUTO AND MANUAL
    • Setting exposure using waveforms & zebras
    • Camera buttons, dials & menus explored
    • Adjusting the colour balance
    • Neutral Density filters – avoid shutter speed traps
    • Recording formats, codecs, frame & data rates
    • Editing export settings for YouTube & Social Media

    CINEMATOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES
    • Shooting with compact handheld gimbals
    • Following action – handheld, tripod & monopod
    • Time-lapse & Slow-Motion cinematography
    • Audio – recording clean sound

  • Capturing corporate events for Social Media

    Covering events is a regular task for media units. We’ll look at:

    FRAMING & MOVEMENT
    • How to make effective camera moves
    • Using the 16:9 frame for informative composition

    INTERVIEWS & PRESENTATIONS
    • Flattering lighting for interviews & presenters
    • Filming PowerPoint presentations
    • Finding the best locations to record interviews
    • How to record clean & clear audio


WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Regular clients include:

  • Department of Defence, Canberra
    Australian Federal Police
    Australian Film Television & Radio School
    XYZ Networks
    Granada Television
    The Telecommunications Ombudsman
    Canon Australia
    ANU College of Asia Pacific Studies
    Ahi Media Lae PNG
    Emap Magazines
    Seven Network
    NRMA
    Dept of Communications
    Ten Network
    Destiny Financial Solutions
    Sony Australia & New Zealand
    Orion Expedition Cruises
    Silversea Cruises (USA)