Many people find the notion of a theme confusing and even abstract. Let’s start off with the generally accepted definition of what a theme is and work our way up from there. We discuss examples of themes,the difference between a theme and a subject, and ways to find a theme.
Themes can also be an extremely helpful tool in the writing process once you understand how to use them.
Feeling discouraged? Here are a few tips for filmmakers on how to stay motivated to make films. It’s easy to stay motivated when things are going well and you’re making progress but what about when they aren’t. What about…
When you don’t have time
When you don’t have money
When you feel overwhelmed
When it’s tough to find an audience for your films
For filmmakers and Screenwriters. We discuss one of the most popular questions. What makes a good story? If you ask 20 different people this question you’ll get 20 different answers.
the reality is, just because you have an idea for a story doesn’t necessarily make it a story worth telling. There are certain time-tested ingredients that should be present in a story to make it engaging for an audience.
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.
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.
So I’ve had a lot of requests for this video. I also have a few friends that primarily use cell phones to edit their content so I thought it was about time to actually make this video.
There are many types of editing applications you can get on your phone. Note: they’re not all created equal! In my experience some work very well, while others can leave you scratching your head confused. I tried PowerDirector, WeVideo and Videoshow. all three of these apps worked quite well for me, I really like PowerDirector the most. A few of the apps I tried had bugs and glitches. I couldn’t even use pocket video.
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.