From Beginner to Intermediate Filmmaker: 5 Things You Need to Know

Dandan Liu, Documentary Filmmaker & Cinematographer

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9 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Course Intro

      0:56
    • 2. Picture Profiles

      2:17
    • 3. Focal lengths

      3:14
    • 4. Shooting for the Edit

      1:52
    • 5. Fluid Camera Movement

      1:23
    • 6. Lighting

      12:05
    • 7. Bonus: LUTS

      1:29
    • 8. Thank you!

      0:36
    • 9. Check out this course!

      0:17
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Project Description

You have a few mini assignments to complete. 

1) Find the flat picture profile on your camera. Test to see what flat picture profile works best for your project, and check out the "Flat Picture Profiles pdf." 

2) Focal Lengths: Shoot one face from the same distance with different lenses. Compare and contrast the differences. Post a compilation of the images on the course projects page.

3) Shooting for the Edit: Make a small film using only a 16 GB memory card or create a complete storyboard with a pack of polaroids. 

4) Lighting: Choose one of the following paintings (or freely choose another one). Recreate the mood and quality of light. Post a photo of your lit scene on the projects page for review! 

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