DIY Cinematography: Make Your Video Look Like a Movie

Ryan Booth, Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Director

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
8 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:47
    • 2. My Philosophy on Cinematography

      4:45
    • 3. Key Terms

      2:49
    • 4. Tools of the Trade

      6:19
    • 5. Maximizing Your Location

      4:35
    • 6. Shooting & Sculpting Natural Light

      13:49
    • 7. Conclusion

      1:49
    • 8. My Project: Concrete Candles

      2:53
356 students are watching this class

Project Description

Share a cinematic scene that inspires you — either filmed by you, or filmed by someone you admire.

  1. If you're new to filmmaking, share a still frame or clip from a film whose cinematography inspires you. In a few sentences, tell us why.
  2. Already in the midst of a project? Shoot and share a cinematic-looking scene of your own.

   

ASSIGNMENT

We all know the difference between a 'video' and a 'movie.' The goal of this assignment is to make a video that looks like a movie – or at least, one that appears intentional and more cinematic than simply hitting the record button. 

The project I'd love for you to shoot/share is a cinematic moment starring someone creative (this can be someone crafting/building something tangible, making music, etc). 

If you're feeling ambitious, turn it into a whole mini-doc. 

 

DELIVERABLE

  • Upload your clip to Vimeo or YouTube and embed it in your Project Workspace
  • Get feedback from your classmates, and even comment on others' work
  • Can't wait to see what you share!

 

RESOURCES

Links

Tools That Make the Job Easier

Recommended Skillshare Classes

  

6c1c6ef3

   

Student Projects

project card
Ryan Booth
3 comments
project card
Dustin Wise
5 comments
project card
Peter Longno
6 comments
project card
6 comments
project card
Elnatan Melaku
7 comments
project card
Sarah Le
8 comments
project card
John Rains
2 comments
project card
Matt Hartman
4 comments
project card
1 comment
project card
Chaz Langley
2 comments
project card
Adam Bassett
2 comments
project card
4 comments
project card
Ben Sharples
project card
Cainã Almeida
7 comments