Short Films 101: Plan, Capture, and Edit Cinematic Shorts

Gabriel Noguez, Filmmaker

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14 Lessons (1h 29m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:50
    • 2. Gabriel's Project

      3:14
    • 3. Introduction

      3:32
    • 4. Equipment and Working a DSLR

      10:26
    • 5. Capturing the Establishing Shot

      7:08
    • 6. Editing the Establishing Shot

      9:40
    • 7. Capturing a Subject

      9:42
    • 8. Organizing Files for Editing

      7:17
    • 9. Choosing "Selects"

      9:00
    • 10. Using the "Interpret Footage" Function

      3:13
    • 11. Adding Audio Elements

      8:16
    • 12. Editing to Music

      4:17
    • 13. A Critical Look at Selects

      5:38
    • 14. Finishing Your Edit

      6:12
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Project Description

Create a 1-minute film capturing a cinematic moment

ASSIGNMENT

Capture a simple, sweet, powerful or big moment in your life by creating a one-minute short film, highlighting a cinematic moment. This assignment is great practice for viewing the world and your life as a short film, and being able to spot those moments worthy of a movie. You will also learn to edit your film to create something beautiful.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your 1 minute film on youtube or vimeo, and share a link in the project gallery. (Check out my short film on Youtube here.)

  • Your project should be a 1 min. video, saved as an .mp4 file.
  • Tips for uploading to YouTube & Vimeo here & here.

MATERIALS

  • Editing software: iMovie, Adobe Premiere, or FinalCut Pro

     Optional:

RESOURCES

  • Shutter Speed & FPS. This basic tutorial from Vimeo covers all you need to know about shutter speed as it relates to your film & DSLR photography.

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    Image courtesy of Vimeo.

  • Free Music Archive & Vimeo Music Store. Great resources music that is free or inexpensive.

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    Image courtesy of Vimeo.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts. These are specific to Adobe Premiere, but apply to most video software on a Mac.

  • Understanding Exposure. This graphic's got it all... it helps to understand camera exposure through all of the variables.

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    Image courtesy of exposureguide.com

  • *Tips for buying lenses

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