How to organise, plan, shoot and edit your first short film or video.
Filmmaking step by step Story tips and ideas Mobile filmmaking How to make a factual video
How to use images, sound and sequences to tell your story.
Understanding film language Using sound in your film Continuity: filming sequences that make sense Essential editing principles
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 Filmmaking cameras under $300 Video cameras for children and teens
If you want to make original, creative films you need to learn from other filmmakers.
Using still images in your film Film poems and poem films How great filmmakers use sound Alternative film storytelling is a hands-on way to learn about film storytelling and editing. It’s a short film sequence to download and edit on your Mac, PC or iPad, with a step-by-step guide. Editshots Learn more
My interactive book
explains film language and filmmaking for ages 9 and up. Designed for iPad, Mac and iPhone. Making Movies Make Sense Learn more
I’m Tom Barrance, one of the UK’s most experienced film educators. I’ve been teaching filmmaking to adults and young people for over 20 years.
I provide filmmaking training and workshops for organisations around the UK, in Europe and beyond. I also provide training for individuals and small groups.
More about my training How can I help you? “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