Poet Allen Ginsberg once famously stated his methodology for writing a poem: “First thought, best thought,” the brilliant Beat exclaimed. After directing my most recent video, I had something of an epiphany about this statement: “Not when it comes to filmmaking, Allen!”
Are your low angle shots shaky, uneven, lacking variety, and just not up to the quality standard you’re okay with? Whatever it may be, we’re going to show you some tips on how to get better low angle shots, with a Benro Hi Hat. Low camera angles are fun, can look very professional and don’t require a lot of expensive equipment. Getting good camera angles will add variety and that always makes editing easier and a good hi-hat like the Benro makes sure your shots are consistent. #AD
We define diegetic and non-diegetic elements and demonstrate how they can be used to convey complex cinematic ideas. Learn to better control the emotional and intellectual response of your audience by understanding the mechanisms behind it.
It may not be pleasant to think about, but theft is a real threat for video producers at all levels. In the interest of preparing for the worst, here’s your guide to navigating the nightmare scenario of having your gear stolen.
Every filmmaker knows lighting is one of the most important aspects to capturing great images. Good lighting sets the scene and helps sell the idea of your film to your audience. But any indie or low budget filmmaker knows that lights can be quite expensive. With this guide, you’ll be able to build yourself a DIY CFL Soft Light for your next production!
Film and video making can now be funded not only by studios and wealthy patrons but directly by your audience, no matter how niche the material. What better way to show that than through the life of a current crowdsourcing champion and filmmaking veteran Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Festivals do three things for aspiring filmmakers: deliver audiences for your film, connect you to the industry marketplace and provide learning opportunities for improving your craft. Because of this, we here at Videomaker love film festivals and try to support the ones we find the most worthy by passing out copies of Videomaker to attendees and/or providing subscriptions of Videomaker to festival entrants.
Have you ever been in the situation where you want to shoot a cool new action video but you don’t want to keep using the standard shooting angles like all other videos? Here’s a few tips and tricks that will hopefully inspire you to go out there and make the most unique action videos around!