Cinematography Basics, Part 1
- Does your camera work look flat or
uninspired? Wonder what you are doing wrong? This lecture explores professional
lighting techniques used for mood and movement on both small and large sets.
Includes light functions, basic setups, and lighting ratios. Time: 20 minutes.
Cinematography Basics, Part 2
- This is the conclusion of
cinematography basics. The lecture covers the tools of the cinematographer, setting the intensity of the different
lights in your setup, and setting camera exposure. Time: 23 minutes.
Sound Basics, Part 1
sound will make your movie unmarketable. Learn the techniques of recording
professional quality sound and avoid the common mistakes made by low budget
filmmakers. (This lecture was also released as "Bad Sound, The Film Killer.") Time: 21
Sound Basics, Part 2
- This is the conclusion of sound basics. The
lecture covers VU vs. peak meters, recording levels, setting up the
mixer, issues of location sound, and room tone. Time:14 minutes.
Screenwriting Basics: The Story -
With all the emphasis on "structure" these days, it is easy to overlook the
elements that are required to create a truly great story. This lecture
examines the key story elements that must be considered before writing that
first scene. Time: 26 minutes.
Documentary Filmmaking Crash
- Everything you ever wanted to know
about documentary filmmaking but couldn't find on the web! Theory, techniques,
special skills, and of course, the key to making a great documentary--all
demystified. Time: 22 minutes.
Understanding HD Digital Video, Progressive Scanning & 24p
- Digital video made easy! Concepts include standard vs.
high definition, progressive vs. interlaced scanning, frame rates, 24p, and 4k
technology. These formats and standards are tied to popular cameras--DVCAM, DVC
Pro, DigitBeta, VariCam, HDCAM, and The Red One. Time: 21 minutes.
To Film School or Not To Film School
Is film school necessary for success? If you are torn between going to film
school and teaching yourself, this lecture will put things in
perspective. Explores instruction, equipment, contacts, and peer review. This one
may surprise you! Time: 20 minutes.
Directing & Editing Basics: The Scene - Create outstanding scenes for your film with this in depth look at the three
major scene designs--Continuous Action, Parallel Action, and Montage. Learn when
and how to use each approach like the pros. NOT your typical discussion of shots
and angles! Time: 26 minutes.
Secrets of Film Financing, Festivals & Distribution
- Looking to make a feature film?
This lecture is a real eye
opener. Learn how successful producers finance and distribute their projects,
and avoid the mistakes that countless aspiring filmmakers make! Time: 20 minutes.