Free Online Film School Boot Camp from independent filmmaker Trent Duncan offers filmmaking fundamentals to learn how to make your own movies. Trent’s filmmaking bootcamp is a complete comprehensive educational resource for anyone looking to begin a career in film and video production. This is the fastest way to become educated on the complete filmmaking process from conception to completion.
—– SCREENWRITING —–
The Screenwriting portion teaches the fundamentals needed to create a complete Hollywood screenplay. You’ll learn the 3 ACT structure and character development, along with tips on how to tailor your script to meet the needs of a low budget production.
—– PRE-PRODUCTION —–
The Pre-Production and Production video teaches the planning and dissemination of all things involved leading up to and during a film shoot. Pre-Production is extremely important and it sets the tone for the organization and professionalism of the film shoot.
Example 2-1: The 5 People Filmmakers Need for a Skeleton Crew.
Example 2-2: Download the Two page dialogue, one page action script.
—– DIRECTING —–
The Directing video teaches the role and responsibility of a Director on set. He is usually the creator of the project and is in charge of the overall concept, design, and implementation of the production. The Ability to communicate effectively is the biggest asset a director can posses.
Image: Framing your Shot
—– CINEMATOGRAPHY —–
The Cinematography video teaches the role and responsibility of a Cinematographer on the set of an independent production. As a Cinematographer, it’s your responsibility to help create the mood of the film while effectively capturing the directors overall vision.
180 Degree Rule
Depth of Field
Link: Choosing the Best DSLR for filmmaking
Example 4-1: Progressive (1080p) vs Interlaced (1080i)
—– LIGHTING & GRIP —–
The Lighting and Grip video teaches the fundamentals of 3-point lighting used by industry professionals, various other lighting techniques, and the Pro’s and Con’s on interior vs Exterior lighting.
Download the Lighting & Grip Starter Kit
—– POST-PRODUCTION —–
The Post-Production portion of the Online Film School Boot Camp covers streamlining your production for editing, Internet video hosting, and film festivals information.
LINK: Top Editing Software Programs
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