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
How to use images, sound and sequences to tell your story.
Understanding Film Language
Using Sound in Your Film
Filming Sequences That Make Sense
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
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
EditClass is a complete short movie to edit: over 90 clips with alternative shots and takes. It includes 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
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
”Highly recommended” Professor John Potter, UCL Institute of Education
Training and support
Film training and support with Tom Barrance for businesses, organisations, education 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
I provide online and face-to-face film training and workshops. My face-to-face training is available throughout the UK and in Europe.
Mae fy hyfforddiant a gweithdai ar gael yn y Gymraeg.
My training and workshops are available in Welsh.