The filmmaking site for everyone
Free information about film storytelling, the filmmaking process, and how to choose the right equipment
Interactive ebook, a short movie to edit, and free planning templates to help you learn or teach about film and filmmaking.
On-site training, projects and workshops for organisations, and 1:1 courses for individuals, in the UK, Europe and beyond.
I believe that filmmaking is for everyone. Learnaboutfilm gives you the information you need to tell your own stories with film.
To make a good short movie, you have to understand film language. That means the way you set up and film individual images, how you use sound, and how you put them together to tell your story and influence what people feel about it.
You can make your movie flow by following some simple rules about where to put your camera, how to frame your shots, and how to edit them together.
This article will help you choose video cameras for children and teens.
You can get lots of ideas by watching other people’s films. If you want to make original, creative films you need to learn from other filmmakers and watch movies you wouldn’t normally see, like this one.
Making Movies Make Sense explains film language and filmmaking from first principles for ages 9 and up. Designed for iPad, iPhone and Mac.
My package Editshots is a hands-on way to learn about film storytelling: it includes a complete short movie for you to edit yourself, with a step-by-step guide. You can buy it by secure download for $15/£15 (individual).
My new ebook Start Making Movies, out Summer 2019, explains film storytelling and how to plan, shoot and edit short movies and videos. Sign up for updates
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I provide filmmaking training and workshops for organisations around the UK and in Europe.
I also provide training for individuals and small groups.
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