An Introduction to Filmmaking

by Skillshare

In today's digital landscape, with the right story you have tremendous potential to create meaningful impact.



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24 Lessons

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Online An Introduction to Filmmaking course by skillshare


About This Class:

In today's digital landscape, with the right story you have tremendous potential to create meaningful impact.

Whether it is a fictional idea that explores the deepest themes of being human; an innovative business solution you need to advertise or a documentary that illuminates the hidden truths, a captivating story in the form of a film can take your endeavours to new heights.


We'll cover the film making essentials in this course to take you from average Joe to James Cameron and your idea from zero to hero:

Act 1: The Story

  • Protagonist

  • Story Structure

  • Character Development

  • Themes

  • Genre


Act 2: Pre-Production

  • Writing your script

  • Script format

  • From pages to stages

  • Cast and crew

  • Paperwork


Act 3: Production

  • Equipment

  • Mise-en-Scene part I (Set Design, Costume, Make Up)

  • Mise-en-Scene part II (Lighting and Colour)

  • Mise-en-Scene part III (Composition - Shot size and Angles - Space and Acting)

  • Setiquette


Act 4: Post-Productions

  • Software, ingestion and categorisation

  • The 6 rules of editing

  • Music and sound tips

  • Colour grading and titles


Act 5: Distribution

  • Marketing pyramid

  • Press release material

  • Distribution options

  • What next?


By the end of this course you will have gained the necessary knowledge and skills to finally produce that film you’ve been looking to communicate with the world! 

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