Filmmaking for Everyone
Film language means how 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.
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.
My 148-page 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 Apple Books.
This article will help you choose video cameras for children and teens.
You need to follow an organised process for planning, shooting, and editing and sharing: it’s explained here. I’ve also written simple step-by-step guides to making a factual video and iPhone/iPad filmmaking.
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.
Effective film training
I provide filmmaking training and workshops for organisations around the UK and in Europe.
I also provide training for individuals and small groups.
How can I help you?