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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 


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“A brilliant resource” Media Education Journal
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.
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My new eBook is a step-by-step guide to filmmaking. Over 140 pages are packed with hundreds of colour screenshots, film stills, photos and diagrams. Available early 2021.
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Training and support

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

“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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Tom Barrance

Tom Barrance I teach all kinds of people to make films. I provide training for businesses, arts organisations, nonprofits and education. I’ve worked on film education projects with Apple Education, the British Film Institute, Film Education, Film: 21st Century Literacy and many more.

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