Beginner’s Guide

For over 35 years, Videomaker has been teaching creative people who to make better video. Below you’ll find a collection of articles chosen by our editors that will set you on a path to success. These are the most fundamental concepts of visual storytelling. Whether you’re making a feature film, a 30-second commercial or a 10 minute YouTube video, knowing these essential concepts will set you on the right footing.

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Using your camera

Lighting

Audio

Video editing

Directing

What does a film director do?

Directing involves a plethora of skills, disciplines, and humane qualities. The director is the captain of the ship, but without experienced sailors, the vessel will inevitably sink.

Pre-production

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