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Film and edit videos like a pro!

South Brisbane, Australia

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Experience hosted by Xavier

4 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Ever wanted to make your own videos but not sure where to start?

You'll learn the best tips and tricks to capture fantastic shots using any camera. We'll discuss the types of video you plan to make before we jump into the hands-on camera skills session. You'll learn about camera settings, equipment, camera movement, framing, composition, shot sizes, lighting and capturing audio. You'll be amazed how quickly the quality of your footage and sound improves.

Next is the editing. This is where the magic happens! We'll sit down and learn how to cut together your footage in a meaningful way. You'll be confident to add colour, titles, transition and practical effects to your video. You'll master the editing workflow so that you're not wasting hours on the process. We'll also focus on touching up your audio and finding the perfect free music for your video. Finally, you'll learn to export your video in the best settings for sharing online.

Whatever type of video content you plan to make in the future, I'll show you the best filming and editing skills to make sure you're ready to create great looking videos using the equipment you already have.
Other things to note
Whether you already have some experience in filming and editing or none at all, and whatever type of video you plan to make, this fun session will teach you the skills to create great videos.
Ever wanted to make your own videos but not sure where to start?

You'll learn the best tips and tricks to capture fantastic shots using any camera. We'll discuss the types of video you plan to make before we jump into the hands-on camera skills session. You'll learn about camera settings, equipment, camera movement, framing, composition, shot sizes, lighting and capturing audio. You'll be amazed how quickly the quality of your footage…

Xavier's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    My shout for a coffee/tea to start the day and chat about your video plans.
  • Equipment
    I'll bring my tripod with a smartphone mount for you to test out. It's a sm...
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Mon, Nov 30
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$226 per person
$226 per person
Tue, Dec 1
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$226 per person
$226 per person
Wed, Dec 2
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$226 per person
$226 per person

Meet your host, Xavier

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2 Reviews
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I'm a travel videographer, Film & TV graduate and qualified high-school Film teacher. I'm passionate that we all have the ability to create amazing videos using the equipment we already have; our smartphones!

The quality of the latest smartphones is mind-blowing; 4K camera, slow-motion, stabilisation... there's no excuses to get started :)

All my travel videos are only made with a GoPro4 (it's up to GoPro7 now!), so you don't need expensive equipment to create beautiful videos. Search for my Instagram @xavier.films

I worked with my basic DSLR camera for years creating professional videos for Lorna Jane and QUT, but to be honest, smartphones are now getting close to better than DSLR cameras.
I'm a travel videographer, Film & TV graduate and qualified high-school Film teacher. I'm passionate that we all have the ability to create amazing videos using the equipment we already have; our smartphones!

The quality of the latest smartphones is mind-blowing; 4K camera, slow-motion, stabilisation... there's no excuses to get started :)

All my travel videos are only made with a GoPro4 (it's up to GoPro7 now!), so you don't need expensive equipment to create beautiful vi…
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Where you'll be

We'll start at the beautiful South Bank, an iconic Brisbane precinct with lush parklands and awesome river views. The perfect place to learn camera skills and put them to the test. If you're an early bird, we could even catch the "golden hour."

After, we'll stroll over to the State Library of Queensland for the editing session in one of the meeting rooms. I'll be able to connect my laptop to the big screen to guide you through the process.

2 reviews

Heather
June 2019
An amazing Experience! Such a great experience and I learnt so much, so many things I never knew you could do with taking and editing videos. Xavier is friendly and knowledgeable and I highly recommend this workshop.
Brenden
June 2019
I had wanted to learn some filming techniques and simple editing for a while and after doing a bit of research Xavier's experience stood out to me as something that would be an invaluable experience to aid me with this. After meeting Xavier in Southbank we drank some coffee, had a brief chat about my goals and what I wanted to get out of the workshop and then went straight to doing some filming! After the filming we headed to the library and he taught me the basics of the video editing software Davinci Resolve. Xavier is very knowledgeable about video editing and is clearly an expert in his field. This was more apparent when I checked out his website and watching some of the videos he has created. He made learning such an intimidating piece of software easy and fun. I felt like Xavier was truly interested in what I wanted to achieve and we definitely connected. I will no doubt be recommending this to all of my friends who are interested in learning how to make quality videos with their phones!
I had wanted to learn some filming techniques and simple editing for a while and after doing a bit of research Xavier's experience stood out to me as something that would be an inv…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Your own fully-charged smartphone or camera with memory to record footage

Laptop for your editing (if you don't own a laptop, we can use mine for the demonstration)