Learn video skills with Lynda.com

You might have already seen the Lynda.com courses on photography but did you know there are also courses on video techniques?  You can use video in a variety of ways; for training, promotion, connecting with family and to record your favourite family and holiday moments.

Some Lynda.com courses on video include:

Some basic principles

Digital media foundations 2 hrs 15 min Beginner

Short simple lessons on the principles of colour, light and sound in digital graphics, video, and audio technology. Explore pixels, colour modes frequency and bit depth.

Video producing  2 hrs 15 min Beginner

Explore the responsibility of a producer in pre-production, production and post.

Shooting on a shoestring

Making video 2: Teach something  3 hrs  Beginner

Make an effective video with little more than a smartphone. A quick introduction to video production and editing.Image of video production

iPhone and iPad photography for IOS11 3 hrs 30 min  Intermediate

Covers how to use the camera app to adjust exposure, shoot in HDR, capture panoramas and create slow-motion and time-lapse videos.Image of photo

Video lighting: outdoor techniques  35 min Beginner.

In this course, discover how to use the sun to light your talent in a way that makes them look their best.


Working with actors and non-actors in video production 1 hr 17 min Appropriate for all

Get tips for casting talent, rehearsing scenes, and directing actors on set.

Streaming and webcasting

Live video streaming essential skills 1 hr Beginner

Learn the basics of live video streaming for marketing, advertising, and communication.

Learning video live streaming  1 hr 50 min Beginner

Strategies and techniques for live streaming video content on the Internet. Set up and start a live webcast using a variety of inexpensive software solutions.

Running a professional webinar  3 hrs  Beginner

Learn how to choose the right webinar hosting platform, organise your content and select the right microphone


Media Composer 8.7:  Essential training 101  9 hrs  Beginner

Learn the basics of video editing with Avid Media Composer.

Learning Premiere Elements 2018:  The easy to use video editing software  3 hrs 15 min Beginner

Help turn your video clips into professional looking movies.

Creating time-lapse video   3 hrs 49 min  Intermediate.

Learn tips on shooting and learn post production techniques to speed up and create compelling visual effects.

After Effects Guru: Time Lapse 3D Motion and Compositing 1 hr 45 min  Intermediate

Learn to apply 3D motion and compositing effects to create superior shots.

DJI Mavic Pro: Tips, Tricks and techniques 2 hrs  Intermediate

Get the most out of your DJI Mavic Pro quadcopter with this collection of setup, flying, photography and video tips.

GoPro HERO5: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques.  5 hr  37 min  Beginner

A hands-on beginner’s course.

Preparing GoPro footage for editing  2 hrs 22 min Intermediate

Learn to transfer and organise your GoPro footage to edit and share.

Video Gear Action Cams and Drones 3 hrs 46 min Appropriate for all

Learn to use action cameras and drones to add more production value to your shots. Review the GoPro Hero, Sony HD Action Cam, Garmin verb, and more.

There is a range of Learning Paths on Video skills such as Become a Video Production Film Maker; Become a Video Editor and Improve Your Video Lighting Skills.

Lynda.com has something to suit all skill levels. Courses are free for RLQ, IKC and State Library members. New courses are added regularly. You can search by keyword, or category including IT, Photography, Business, Marketing, Audio and Music’ and more. Watch the whole course or just the part that suits your needs.

With more than 5,000 courses to choose from, Lynda.com has something to suit all your library member’s needs.

About the author: Karen Hind is Librarian, Public Library Partnerships, State Library of Queensland.