When you’re new to filmmaking it can be a challenge to remember all the camera settings to check before recording. We’re about to walk you through a checklist before you press that record button. This applies to narrative films, documentary filmming, commercials and music videos.
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:
The Truth About Making Movies! This is what it’s like to be a filmmaker. If you want to make movies, you need to watch this.
There are so many aspects of this craft that aren’t discussed. The financial burdens. The risks. The darkside of the business. It’s definitely not all bad.
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.
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.
We outline a 30 day plan to learn filmmaking on your own, without film school. We touch on everything from…
- Camera settings
- framing and composition
- micro films
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
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.