Filmmaking for Everyone
The basics | Storytelling | Equipment | Ideas
Choose the right camera and other equipment for the films you want to make.
The best cameras for filmmaking
Filmmaking equipment list
iPhones, iPads, accessories and apps
Filmmaking cameras under $300
Video cameras for children and teens
If you want to make original, creative films you need to learn from other filmmakers.
Using still images in your film
Film poems and poem films
How great filmmakers use sound
Alternative film storytelling
My interactive multitouch book Making Movies Make Sense explains film language and filmmaking from first principles for ages 9 and up. Designed for iPad, iPhone and Mac, you can get it from the Apple Books store. Learn more
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I’m Tom Barrance, one of the UK’s most experienced film educators. I’ve been teaching filmmaking to adults and young people for over 20 years.
I provide filmmaking training and workshops for organisations around the UK, in Europe and beyond. I also provide training for individuals and small groups. More about my training
If my face to face training isn’t convenient, I’ve also written a guide to online courses and classes.
“Tom is a really good teacher and is able to convey a lot of technical detail without baffling his audience. Highly recommended.”
Gillian Southgate, Assistant Director, NHS R&D Northwest
I teach all kinds of people to make films. I provide training for businesses, arts organisations, nonprofits and education. I’ve worked on film education projects with Apple Education, the British Film Institute, Film Education, Film: 21st Century Literacy and many more. My publications include Making Movies Make Sense and Editshots.