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The Basics | Equipment | Training | Downloads

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
Mobile 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 new eBook


Start Making Movies is an easy to follow, step-by-step 163-page PDF that shows you how to start making short films and videos. It uses clear explanations and over 400 illustrations to introduce equipment, the filmmaking process, film language and film storytelling.

“Amazing…extremely useful, concise and complete” (JM, UK)

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Short Movie Editing Package

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A complete short movie for you to edit. Over 90 clips with alternative shots and takes. 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 version also available.

“A brilliant resource” Media Education Journal

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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

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