Filmmaking for Everyone

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The Basics

Equipment

Training

Downloads

Learnaboutfilm.com is packed with information and advice to help you make short films or videos.

You can find out about the filmmaking process, find story tips and ideas, and see how to make a film on your phone. There’s advice on buying the right camera and other equipment you need.

If you’re new to filmmaking, this page is the best place to start.

How to Make a Movie

How to organise, plan, shoot and edit your first short film or video.
Filmmaking Step by Step
Story Tips and Ideas
iPhone Filmmaking

Film Storytelling

How to use images, sound and sequences to tell your story.
Understanding Film Language
Using Sound in Your Film
Filming Sequences That Make Sense

Choosing Equipment

Choose the right camera and other equipment for the films you want to make.
The Best Cameras for Filmmaking
Filmmaking Equipment List
iPhones, iPads, Accessories and Apps 


Learn Filmmaking With My Step-by-Step Ebook

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This ebook guide will show you how to make great short films and videos. It explains the filmmaking process, what you need, storytelling with images and sound, and how to plan, shoot and edit your movie. 163 pages, over 400 illustrations, instant download.

“Amazing…extremely useful, concise and complete” (JM, UK)
“Gives you everything you’d need to begin making films” (JP, USA)


Short Movie Editing Package

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A complete short movie to edit: over 90 clips with alternative shots and takes. EditClass included editing tips and activities, guides for iMovie (Mac and iOS), Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X, and a Powerpoint introduction to the continuity system. Education site pricing available.

“A brilliant resource” Media Education Journal


Interactive Filmmaking Guide for Children and Teens

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Making Movies Make Sense is an introduction to filmmaking and film language for ages 9 to adult. With over 50 video clips, audio clips, dozens of stills and interactive images. For iPad, Mac and iPhone. Learn more

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Training and support

Online film training and support with Tom Barrance for businesses, organisations and individuals.

“Tom is a really good teacher and is able to convey a lot of technical detail without baffling his audience. Highly recommended.”
Gillian Southgate, Assistant Director, NHS R&D Northwest

Online film training and support with Tom Barrance for businesses, organisations and individuals.


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