Overview

Running time: 185 minutesFour Chapters, 27 Lessons

OVERVIEW: Learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling from the eyes of an entertainment industry pro using the powerful digital technology of a DSLR camera. Prepare for a project shoot by understanding the script and locations, studying lenses, lighting, motion, composition and more. Grasp important concepts around camera and subject placement, and gain a basic introduction to post-production to help you fine tune the final look and feel of your project.

With this course, you will also receive samples of three look books, a visual script breakdown, an overhead drawing, a shotlist, and storyboards from real projects.

Three Film Lookbook Samples

Visual Script Breakdown Sample

Overhead Drawing Sample

Shotlist Sample

Storyboard Sample

 

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CHAPTER 1: PRE-PRODUCTION ( 44:00 )

  • Lesson 1-1: Reading the Script ( 6:00 )
  • Lesson 1-1A: Finding Crew ( 7:00 )
  • Lesson 1-2: Location Scouts ( 9:00 )
  • Lesson 1-3: Gear and Look Tests ( 6:30 )
  • Lesson 1-4: Shotlists & Storyboards ( 11:00 )
  • Lesson 1-5: Lookbooks & Lighting Diagrams ( 4:00 )

CHAPTER 2: CAMERA ( 57:00 )

  • Lesson 2-1: Lens Language ( 6:00 )
  • Lesson 2-2: Lens Choices ( 7:00 )
  • Lesson 2-3: Storytelling in Framing ( 6:00 )
  • Lesson 2-4: Depth of Field ( 7:30 )
  • Lesson 2-5: Camera Placement ( 11:00 )
  • Lesson 2-6: Camera Movement ( 10:00 )
  • Lesson 2-7: Composition ( 9:00 )

CHAPTER 3: LIGHTING ( 62:00 )

  • Lesson 3-1: Lighting Introduction( 8:00 )
  • Lesson 3-1A: Lighting Introduction Continued( 8:00 )
  • Lesson 3-2: Location Scouting( 7:30 )
  • Lesson 3-2A: Location Scouting Continued( 9:00 )
  • Lesson 3-3: Lighting Day Interior( 10:00 )
  • Lesson 3-3A: Day Exterior( 12:00 )
  • Lesson 3-4: Lighting Interior Night( 7:00 )
  • Lesson 3-4A: Lighting Exterior Night( 2:30 )

CHAPTER 4: POST-PRODUCTION ( 20:00 )

  • Lesson 4-1: Optimizing Workflow( 4:00 )
  • Lesson 4-2: Color Correction( 7:00 )
  • Bonus: Building a Reel ( 9:00 )
  • Bonus: Color Correction Case Study with DaVinci Resolve( 10:00 )