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.
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.
For those who want to get into video editing and visual effects but you’ve got exactly 50 cents in your pocket, you may want to look into Hitfilm. It’s free and it’s an all-in-one editing application. Here we walk you through the basics and what you need to get started.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve gotten a lot of requests for this video. There aren’t many tips videos geared towards the youth. At this level the biggest priority should be learning the basic elements of story. Resources are usually a big issue at this level but your understanding of story and learned and honed at any level. We cover this and much more.