Video Director Training

Welcome to the Video Director training section. Whether you are just starting out as a Video Director or have done it for years, we've done our best to include the information that can help you get on your feet in the shortest amount of time possible. Our team is full of people that have never video directed before joining the production team. So if you are in that camp, have no fear! We are here to help! If you have video directed before, then hang in there with us through the training. There are certain ways of doing things that we have found help us create that "Milestone" feel. So we hope the information provided is a great source of information for you as well. Our goal at the end of this training, is to get everyone on the same page when it comes to video directing at Milestone Church so we can Reach more People and Build more Lives!

Our video directing resources are divided into sections. We've done our best to make them into separate sections so you can do a little bit at a time. Or if you are really excited, you can jump right in and knock it all out. The best way to fully wrap your head around training on video directing for the first time is to get your hands on it. But there's some information and ideas to go over first.

Please fully complete each section. At the end of each section you'll have a small completion form to fill out. This will ask you very basic questions to see what you've learned from each section.

Section 1:
The Basics

Team Basics - Dress Code - Scheduling - Showing up on time - Attitude


Video Switcher Walk Through

Be Prepared. Know your songs*** What sets you apart as a video Director* The Responsibility of knowing where to go with directing. Know what the song looks like in your head before you even get to church.

Section 2:

Pace of movement and cuts


Cuts Versus Dissolves

Turn arounds - What to do when no one is singing on stage

Lead singer priority

Speaker Directing - Setting up Cameras and knowing when to Cut during speaking

Close Shots Versus Wide Shots and the "audience" we shoot for

Section 3:
Next Level

Moving quickly between shots - Focusing on your next shot, not the shot you are currently on.

Rack Focus how to do it well, how often to do it, and why you would do it

Setting Up Your Video Director Well / not similar shots

Examples of Video Director Videos

If you've completed the three sections above, congratulations! We'll be in touch with you soon to get you scheduled to serve. We are excited you took the time to do the sections above. It makes us better as a team when everyone is informed and trained!