Resources

Check out various filmmaking tutorials, websites and additional resources.

Tutorials: Cameras, Audio, Lighting
DSLR Lighting Techniques from Eve Hazelton (7 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMzJUjMVPwM

Lenses, Compositions and Angles (7:30 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhbZRc2tntg

Camera Angles and Movement in Childish Gambino’s “This is America” (5 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amzSS3YwzfM

Top 15 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make (17:04 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=32&v=t1myw_0W5E8

Three Beginning Editing Mistakes (3:05 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANK8UpPPFlg

Audio Tips for Filmmaking (8:17 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ3sS5si1vw

Audio for Video: Lavaliere & Shotgun Mics, Boompoles, External Recorders (4:53 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptV0FQQRFPI

How to Create A Storyboard (9:19 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PFuNz_Ld9Q&feature=youtu.be

Different kinds of lighting setups (webpage with text and images)
https://wistia.com/library/lighting-on-the-fly

This One Thing Will Make Your Editing Better (6:58 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr-YtQlSU_I

How to Find the Best Camera Angles (4:44 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGl0Bhz2vkc

Telling Your Story with Different Shots (4:00 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a__UfDuiJY&feature=youtu.be

DLSR Filmmaking From Beginner to Pro (entire online course, 1 hr, 30 min)
https://www.skillshare.com/classes/DSLR-Filmmaking-From-Beginner-to-PRO%21/137749187

Math Tricks for Filmmakers: F-stop, Histogram, Rule of Thirds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjrVeQ8n5hw&feature=youtu.be

Film Analysis Video Essays
Guillermo del Toro: How to Master Worldbuilding (9:27 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0M6AIyy5kc

Understanding the Cinematography of Bradford Young (4:24 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KdH65PM15I

Carol: The Love Story in A Look (8:10 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMoxoFuzESA

Wong Kar-Wai and Selfhood (7:51 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rrlab5BRuE

Colour in Storytelling (16:24 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXgFcNUWqX0&t=5s

In Praise of 16mm (7:48 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVWn0DENk5s

Scene Breakdown | The Social Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9oXXfhFyR8

MUSIC IN FILM (6:43)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY2aLHxbgH4

Anatomy of the Dreamlike Romance (9:48 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PSdyzfokf8

Taika Waititi: Mastering Happy Sad Cinema (9:23 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0h3WPcPtNo

Moonlight Explained: Cameras, Symbols & More (10:57 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot9DX5S8aHk

Inarritu’s Visual Poetry (4 min)
https://vimeo.com/166838915

David Lean’s Scene Transitions (8 min)
https://vimeo.com/178993813

Websites
Premium Beat provides exclusive, high-quality tracks and sound effects for use in new and traditional media projects, including videos, films, apps, games, and television programming.
https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/

No Film School – This site features a little bit of everything from gear to tutorials to forums. There is a lot of information on here.
https://nofilmschool.com/

Wolfcrow – Filmmaking for beginners. Lots of basics, lots of uncommon information, good workflow techniques for post-production.
https://wolfcrow.com/filmmaking-for-beginners/

Film School Rejects  – Filmmaking reviews and articles.
https://filmschoolrejects.com/

Motionographer – (pronounced like “oceanographer”) is a source of inspiration and insight for designers, animators and storytellers of all stripes.
http://motionographer.com/

Film Sourcing – Everything from tutorials to fake brands to use in your films.  Tutorials, downloads, articles and resources for making a movie poster.  *Some free, some not.
https://www.filmsourcing.com/

Additional
Practice film lingo
https://www.castingcollective.co.uk/registered-artistes/guide/a-z

Watch all the Hitchcock movies here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPx9e7WNFtvtHaAU6WqXlA

Free sound effects
https://www.zapsplat.com/
http://www.opsound.org/

Do you have a Saint Paul Public Library card?  Use it to access Lynda.com for free and view hundreds of video related tutorials.  More instructions here.

Last updated June 6, 2018.

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