Person holding video camera getting a close-up shot of someone reading a notebook.

Video Camera and Sound


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

Learn to shoot great moving imagery and record high-quality audio to create engaging stories. This course will cover the aesthetic and technical skills needed to construct scenes visually and aurally – whatever genre of filmmaking you are interested in. The language and techniques of camera and sound work will be presented, exercised, and evaluated in terms of their aesthetic quality, editabilty and impact on story. Students will use the equipment available to them, whether it is a phone or more professional production equipment.

Equipment Requirements: Students will use the equipment available to them, whether it is a phone, DSLR or video camera. A tripod is highly recommended. Audio recording gear is not required, but a shotgun microphone, wireless lavalier kit and headphones that can connect to your video recording device will be useful, if available.

This online class uses the ZOOM platform.


Michael Sheridan is a filmmaker and educator who has produced documentary and experimental films for local, national, and international social-issue and cultural organizations. PBS, ABC, National Geographic, TLC, and Discovery have aired Michael’s work as a producer, cameraman and editor. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Cyberarts Festival and many other galleries have exhibited his … Read more