Filmmaking on a Budget: Tips for Achieving a Cinematic Look staff pick badge

Simon Cade, Filmmaker, Producer

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20 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:11
    • 2. Equipment

      0:53
    • 3. Frame Rate & Shutter Speed

      1:43
    • 4. Aperture & ISO

      1:38
    • 5. White Balance

      1:25
    • 6. Smartphone Settings

      0:56
    • 7. Optical Stabilisation

      1:14
    • 8. Basic Camerawork

      1:43
    • 9. Adding Depth

      1:35
    • 10. Focal Length

      2:04
    • 11. What's Around the Camera?

      1:00
    • 12. Getting Location Permission

      1:26
    • 13. Props & Costumes

      2:15
    • 14. Camera Movement

      2:18
    • 15. Using Natural Light

      1:51
    • 16. Motivated Light

      0:48
    • 17. Light Direction

      0:58
    • 18. Light Quality

      2:22
    • 19. Light Color

      1:36
    • 20. Wrapping Up

      1:04
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Project Description

Create your own 60-second music video.

The lessons in the class can be applied to just about any type of video — short film, travel video, etc. — but the simplest and easiest way to get started is to create a 60-second music video.

Follow these steps to create your music video

  1. Find a piece of background music, or download the provided track.
  2. Shoot footage that represents a vivid memory from your childhood (or come up with a different idea!).
  3. Edit your video to fit the music, and upload it to the gallery. 

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