This week I got to play around with the new Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian by DJI. The Drone has an amazing camera. I make a few comparisons to my Mavic Pro. We cover the pros and cons of each.
In this video we cover how to shoot Ultra low budget films. Filmmaking can be expensive, so what happens if you’ve only got 10 dollars and you want to make a film. Making films for cheap requires a different kind of filmmaking process called Resource Filmmaking.
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.
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.
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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.
Fresh Paint Mentos commercial
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”.
I’ll wait for the next one short film
What’s the difference between story and plot? We cover the differences, and why you should know them. We breakdown “Porcelain Unicorn”
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Porcelain Unicorn short
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.
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Signs Short Film