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.

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

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The ULTIMATE introduction to Camera Lenses!

For the beginner filmmakers and photographers learning lenses. We explain focal length, aperture, zoom lenses, prime lenses, Cinema lenses, wide angle, standard, and telephoto lenses. As well as background compression, lens distortion and all the lens markings.

 

MASTERING compositioin + Cinematography with Will Smith

We cover composition and framing techniques for filmmaking, the aesthetic of beauty, the rule of thirds, headroom, leadroom, and more. As with everything in life nothing can truely be mastered but with a lot of practice we can get pretty darn close.

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How to Learn Filmmaking FAST! – Without Film School


We outline a 30 day plan to learn filmmaking on your own, without film school. We touch on everything from…

  • Camera settings
  • Lighting
  • framing and composition
  • sound
  • micro films

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MASTER camera settings FAST for BETTER VIDEO!

In this video we’re showing you the best camera settings for DSLR video and mirrorless cameras as well as the fastest way to learn them. Using my Canon 60D I walk you through settings to get the best results.

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Testing Canon’s ISO noise in Video mode on the 60D

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CAnon DSLRS: Some of the best picture profiles out there

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How To Get the Film Look

One of the most common goals we filmmakers want to achieve is the ever coveted film look. In this video I get into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to acquire that look.
Here are a few myths we dispell right away
1. Your camera honestly won’t do much. Rellying too heavily on your camera and tech specs is a tremendous over-sight
2. Your gear has no bearing on your ability to achieve this look. Yes, it’s nice to have cool toys to play with but this will not magically produce a cinematic aesthetic.

Yes the video is 30 minutes long! but I really wanted to cover as much as I could to communicate the various aspects involved in achieving the look. In this video I go into detail about different camera settings, like shutter speed, frame rate, and ISO, but he also talks about aspect ratios, audio, lighting, framing and composition, music, and so much more.

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