YouTube has changed so much in the 4 short years that I’ve been on the platform. There weren’t as many resources for film education as there are now. In this video I rifle through some of the most useful filmmaking YouTube channels making videos today.
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.
I’ve gotten a lot of requests for book recommendations on filmmaking. I’ve read a lot of them over the years, some bad, some good, some great. Here’s a list of the top 6 books I think you’ll find useful.
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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.
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.
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.
Everyone has their own methods for brainstorming ideas but there are a few methods and techniques for brainstorming that are well worth exploring. One of the most effective methods is to establish a routine. As they say “inspiration tends to catch you while you’re working”. We cover this technique and more in the discussion.