How to fly a drone in 7 minutes!

Maybe you’re thinking about getting a drone, or may you’ve already got one. In either case, we cover the basics of drone flying that you may or may not be familiar with. We discuss drone registration requirements, intro drones, flying practices, flight excercises and more.

Sky Viper Drone Mentioned

DJI Mavic Pro Drone I use

 

8 ESSENTIAL skills you need for a Career in filmmaking!

If you were to ask different filmmakers how they got noticed, you’d get a few different stories, from family ties, to Luck, to success on the film festival circuit to getting noticed from online work. There is no sure-fire way to make it but If you develope these essential skills you’ll definitely increase your odds of success.

BOOKS MENTIONED
Directing actors by Judith Weston
Story by Robert Mckee
Screenplay by Syd Field
Save the cat by Blake Snyder

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How I shoot B-roll – My Techniques and Tricks


Let’s talk filmmaking tips and tricks. Here’s what I use to get B-roll. For those who are new to filmmaking, your A-roll is the footage of your subject speaking while your B-roll is the footage you cut away to. you can usually hear the subject’s voice over in the A-roll while you see something different on the screen.

Usually the B-roll is related to whatever is being discussed in the A-roll. B-roll is super important as we typically use it to spice things up visually. Check out the video to see my techniques for getting B-roll.

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How To Write A Short Film: Part 5 – 1 Minute Films

Most people have a knee-jerk reaction to the idea of making a one minute short film. While it is extremely challenging to tell a stroy in one minute, it is very possible. Here are tips for writing a script for you Micro films. We cover the Mentos model of storytelling and breakdown 4 examples from commercials.

Examples used
Fresh Paint Mentos commercial

Mall Mentos Commercial

Sling Shot Baby Commercial

Dog Collar Doritos Commercial

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How To Write A Short Film: Part 4 – Punchline Films

What is a punchline film? Tips for writing your short film script. We cover joke structure for short films and breakdown the film “I’ll wait for the next one”.

Shorts referenced
I’ll wait for the next one short film

Horribly slow murder by extremely inefficient weapon

cannon ball ice dude – jump into frozen pool 

How To Write A Short Film: Part 2 – Plot Structures

This is all about Plot Structures. By nature, the plot structures of short films are not as complicated as feature films. We discuss the basic story elements of short films and breakdown “Signs” the short film, Tips for writing your short film script.

short film we beakdown
Signs Short Film

How To Write A Short Film: Part 1 – Principles Of Drama

How can something we avoid in our own lives be so important in our films? This is part one in our video series on how to write a short film. We discuss the basic principals of drama and why they’re so important when writing your short film script.

Short film mentioned
Dennis short film

Top 15 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make!

Tips for beginner filmmakers. When you’re starting out as a filmmaker you’ve gotta make some good mistakes inorder to progress. It’s all apart of the process. We cover the top 15 most common filmmaking mistakes beginners make from story, to lighting to editing, composition and more.

Short film mentioned Seafood Tester short

Here’s a written list of all 15 common mistakes from the video:

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