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DIY Cinematography: Make Your Video Look Like a Movie

Ryan Booth, Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Director

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8 Videos (39m)
    • Introduction

      1:47
    • My Philosophy on Cinematography

      4:45
    • Key Terms

      2:49
    • Tools of the Trade

      6:19
    • Maximizing Your Location

      4:35
    • Shooting & Sculpting Natural Light

      13:49
    • Conclusion

      1:49
    • My Project: Concrete Candles

      2:53

About This Class

Learn how to shoot with soul and make your videos look more expensive, thanks to celebrated cinematographer and director, Ryan Booth.  

Best known for his documentary feature on The Revenant — a project personally commissioned by Academy Award-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu — Ryan's approach to filmmaking fuses the commercial and video world with a distinct documentary style.

In this inspiring 40-minute class, Ryan walks you through his creative process of how to make something look beautiful, intentional, and of higher production value in a quick and easy way – essentially, making a video look like a movie.  

Key lessons include:  

  • Important terms for aspiring filmmakers 
  • Simple tools to make the most of natural light 
  • How to maximize your location 
  • Shooting and shaping the light along the way  

No need for fancy equipment, technical know-how or a large film crew; Ryan gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how anyone can walk into a location and bring it to life in the most compelling way possible.  

By the end of this class, you’ll have the confidence and inspiration to film your own cinematic moment like a pro! 

572 of 575 students recommendSee All

It's quite simple but at the same time it gives you critical tips to take the best of any situation to get a better result
Excellent breakdown. Minor plugs for RED, but doesn't detract from the main premise of the lesson.
Matt Hartman

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Ryan should definitely make a complimentary class about editting.

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Ryan Booth

Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Director

Ryan Booth is a filmmaker by way of photography, by way of audio engineering, by way of college, by way of Texas.

Ryan Booth is a director living in Texas. Booth's filmmaking career took off in 2011 when his first short film won a contest hosted by Vimeo and Canon and premiered at Sundance Film Festival.

He spent the next few years cutting his teeth as a Director of Photography, working on commercial projects for MTV, Spotify, Under Armour, Pepsi, and Home Depot, as well as musi...

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