Resources

Check out various filmmaking tutorials, websites and additional resources.

Technical Tutorials 

LinkedIn Learning

Storytelling/Pre-Production

Khan Academy Storytelling Lessons (centered around film and visual storytelling): https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/storytelling-pixar-in-a-box#ah-piab-film-grammar

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

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

How to Shoot Gorgeous Documentary Interviews (webpage) https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/how-to-shoot-gorgeous-documentary-interviews/

Lighting                                                                                                                                      Different kinds of lighting setups (webpage)
https://wistia.com/library/lighting-on-the-fly

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

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

Audio for Video: Lavaliere & Shotgun Mics, Boompoles, External Recorders (5 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptV0FQQRFPI

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

This One Thing Will Make Your Editing Better (7 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr-YtQlSU_I

Film Analysis Video Essays

Akira Kurosawa – Composing Movement (8:30 min)                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doaQC-S8de8&t=12s

Anatomy of the Dreamlike Romance (10 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PSdyzfokf8

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

Colour in Storytelling (16:30 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXgFcNUWqX0&t=5s

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

In Praise of 16mm (8 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVWn0DENk5s

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

Moonlight Explained: Cameras, Symbols & More (11 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot9DX5S8aHk

MUSIC IN FILM (7 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY2aLHxbgH4

Scene Breakdown | The Social Network (6 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9oXXfhFyR8

SFX Secrets: Aspect Ratios                                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXgFcNUWqX0&t=5s

Taika Waititi: Mastering Happy Sad Cinema (9:30 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0h3WPcPtNo

Wong Kar-Wai and Selfhood (8 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rrlab5BRuE

Websites

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

Google Arts and Culture – This database has a ton of awesome artistic and cultural resources (across nearly all mediums). This link will take you to their film collections including a Mosfilm collection and Korean Film Archive. https://artsandculture.google.com/search/partner?q=film

Kanopy — Stream thousands of films for free, thanks to the generous support of your public library or university. ​Access for free by logging in with your library card info. https://www.kanopy.com/

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

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

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/

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/

SkillShare — free video classes for podcasts, creative writing, film/video, animation, etc.
https://www.skillshare.com/classes/free

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

Additional

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

Free sound effects

https://www.zapsplat.com/                                                                

https://freesound.org/

Last updated November 23, 2020.

Check out the DIY Filmmaking Guide for more film production specific resources!