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Starting Out – What Do You Need?

Starting Out – What Do You Need?

If you're interesting in learning the ins and outs of video production, you're probably aware that gear in this industry doesn't come cheap. Likely one of your first questions is a practical one. What is this all going to cost? What do I actually need? That will...

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Introduction – Welcome to Free Film School

Introduction – Welcome to Free Film School

Introduction - Welcome to Free Film School   So you want to make videos. Maybe you are interested in becoming a videographer as a source of extra income or as a future career. Maybe you want to become a cinematographer, go to Hollywood, and make movies. Maybe you...

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My Gear

My Gear

  I'll update this as my gear list changes.   Camera Panasonic GH5 https://amzn.to/34orINF Lumix G Lens - 50 mm 1.7 https://amzn.to/2Ri9qsk Tripod Targus Pro Tripod https://amzn.to/39PvCAs Lights Neewer Lights https://amzn.to/2UOGFFI https://amzn.to/34lXX03...

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Introduction – Welcome to Free Film School

 


 

The Basics

 

Starting Out – What do you need?

Camera Buying Guide (2020)

 


 

Shooting Basics 

 

Video Basics

– Exposure
– Focus
– Stabilization
– Camera settings

 

Audio Basics

– Microphone
– Recording Devices
– Quality/Preamps
– Monitoring Levels

 


 

Editing Basics

 

Editing 101

– What Editing program should I use?
– Computers and Hardware – What do I need?
– Low Budget Options

 


 

The Next Step – Write, Edit, Shoot, Repeat

 


 

Beyond the Basics

 

Screenwriting 101

– Helpful resources (channels, blogs, books)

 

Preproduction Basics

– Writing
– Storyboarding
– Planning/Budgeting
– Shotlisting
– Scheduling/Contacting
– Business – Working with Clients
– Equipment/gear – rent, buy, borrow, make do?

 

Intro to Cinematography

– Composition
– Lighting
– Movement

 

Production Basics

– Who’s who on Set?
– What’s what on Set? (gear/equipment)
– Set Protocol/tips
– Intro to Grip and PA work
– One-man Band/Small crews

 

Post-Production Basics

– Editing Workflow
– Editing tips/resources
– Visual Effects/Graphics
– Green Screens
– Working with Clients

 


 

Business/Career

 

– Overview – What Kind of Video Jobs are There?
– Getting Started – Day Job
– Getting Started – Your Own Business
– Tips for Your Own Business