A free online workshop for arts self-employed persons and employees of arts organisations

3 online sessions (9h total)

Course Description
This workshop is commissioned by the National Arts Council Singapore. It is open to 20 participants by application, who are arts self-employed persons or employees of arts organisations and Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, or residents of Singapore. The workshop will take place online and there is no fee to attend.

Arts practitioners are increasingly sharing their skills, experiences and narratives and arts organisations their programmes and resources via videos on platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo – a trend which we have seen increase in the global Covid-19 situation. This allows them to market themselves and their work, and to directly reach audiences.

Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of different styles commonly used in creating online content and will learn how to structure their content to effectively communicate their message to their intended audience. They will learn what is entailed by each of the following stages: pre-production, production and post-production and will be able to conceptualise, shoot and edit simple videos.

Apply for the workshop here by Mon 19 Oct, 11.59pm (SGT). Selected participants will be informed via email by Thu 22 Oct, 12 noon and are to confirm their participation by Sun 25 Oct, 11.59pm.

Workshop Fee
There is no fee to attend this workshop.

Wong Kin Ching (View Profile)


Course Overview

– Idea generation
– Identifying your audience, your message and the shortest way to develop it clearly
– Video storytelling recipe: theme, components, visual style
– Basic 3-act structure
– Planning the story
– Group exercise
– From concept to script
– Gear
– Basic camera handling
– Introduction to lighting
– Camera shots, sizes, angles and movements
– Introduction to audio 
Live demonstration using the free software DaVinci Resolve 16
– Workflow
– Basic editing
– Transitions
– Text
– Basic colour grading
– Audio control
– Exporting

Technical Requirements
Prior experience is not required but basic visual literacy will be helpful.

This workshop will take place entirely online, in English, and will be delivered via Zoom. Participants will require:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Stable internet access
  • A device with audio and video capabilities (It is recommended to access the course materials from a laptop / desktop / tablet rather than a smartphone in order to view the course content, including images, more clearly). If possible, a two-screen setup is recommended for the post-production component.
  • PDF reader to access readings
  • Zoom
  • Ability to download free editing software DaVinci Resolve 16. (Sample files to practise editing with will be offered by the instructor).

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