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Tom Barrance - Learnaboutfilm

Film educator with over 30 years experience of working in schools and communities, delivering training and creating resources for filmmaking, Media Studies and Film Studies.

Film educator with over 30 years experience of working in schools and communities, delivering training and creating resources for filmmaking, Media Studies and Film Studies.
Start Making Movies
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Start Making Movies

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Start Making Movies is a step-by-step introduction to filmmaking, written in clear and accessible language by experienced film educator Tom Barrance. It’s highly visual, with hundreds of illustrations: photos, screenshots, film stills and diagrams. This downloadable resource also includes links to online videos. Contents include: The filmmaking process What you need: cameras and phones, accessories, editing programs and apps The basics of film storytelling The picture: shot size, composition and background, lens and focus, eyeline, light and colour, screen direction, camera movement Filming a shot: camera settings, what to check, filming as a team Sound: types of film sound, recording live sound, combining sound and image, copyright Sequence: the basics of using shots together, getting the shots you need, using the continuity system, montage Time: types of film time, parallel editing, time shifts, time effects Six key sequences: piece to camera, interview, demonstration, dialogue scene, performance or event Editing and sharing: the editing workflow, transitions, effects and titles, compositing, planning the soundtrack and editing audio, completing your movie Extras: ideas for fiction movies, downloadable templates, glossary, index