Film Schools 4U DVD Course Set - Product Details
Who should buy this course and why?
Directors - A director is judged on his or her ability to make good decisions. These techniques will help you impress your crew, allow people to trust your leadership and make great decisions that will lead to the movie you want to make.
Writers - This course supplies you with industry professional writing techniques that will give you the tools to work on the level of Hollywood screenwriters. These tutorials detail how to avoid common mistakes that inexperienced writers make and help you to develop and improve your script ideas.
Actors - Directors love actors who can enhance the quality of the film by understanding of how the camera works. This course will provide you with knowledge that will help you avoid appearing inexperienced and help you to provide useful input during script readings and on the set.
Cinematographers - This course is filled with tips to shooting images that resemble major motion pictures with ease and inexpensive equipment that will translate well to multi-million dollar shoots with Panavision cameras.
You also need to be able to communicate well with a director. This course will teach you the language of cinema and provide you with useful tools to help you be a better communicator with the director and the rest of the crew.
Anyone who wants to be a filmmaker - If you’re interested in film but don’t know where to start, this course is the perfect place to great overview of the craft.
DVD 1: Writing, cinematography, sound and effects.
- Eight basic structure points that should be included in every script you write.
- How to make your protagonist three-dimensional.
- Create a plan for your character and his or her journey.
- How to add tension in your scenes.
- How to make your villain more powerful.
- How to create a more powerful ending.
- Masterpiece story techniques to raise your script above competitors in your genre.
- One tip that will keep you on the cutting edge of story ideas.
- How to create characters that will enhance each other and involve the audience in the story.
- Multiple tips that Hollywood professionals use to pitch their ideas to producers.
- Simple technique to involve your reader from page one.
- How to create three dimensions within a scene.
- Easily created depth of field.
- Framing tips.
- How to avoid lens distortion.
- Lens perspective and compression.
- Simple over-the-shoulder techniques.
- How a polarizer lens works.
- How to do a simple rack focus.
Audio and Effects
- One crucial audio tip that will solve nearly all of your audio problems.
- Compositing tutorial.
- Simple color-grading techniques to make your footage look incredible.
- How to master the silhouette shot.
- How to create incredible audio under adverse situations.
- Simple visual effects that will increase the production value of your action sequences.
- Multiple techniques to enhance your understanding of the camera.
- Step-by-step walkthroughs that will show you how to vastly improve the color of your films and videos.
- Equipment tips and suggestions that show you what type of gear you need to shoot cheap, high-production value images.
DVD 2: Twenty-seven techniques to elevate all of your action scenes.
- How to create action-packed chase scenes.
- Add impact to your fight scenes.
- Utilizing camera movement to create suspense.
- Simple, powerful framing techniques that will amaze your audience.
- How to shoot effective action sequences without harming your actors.
- How to heighten the tension of your battle scenes.
- Dynamic shots that create the feeling of a realistic fight scene.
- Powerful ways to introduce your fight scenes.
- Using the camera to show the victory and defeat of your characters in a fight.
- Shots that help reveal your opponent to the audience.
- A simple, widely-used technique to create ultra-violent scene with no setup time.
- Additional compositing techniques to elevate the production value of your battle scenes.
- Inexpensive equipment that will give you the professional look.
Multiple techniques to make the audience jump out of their seats.
DVD 3: Thirty-eight camera moves to create suspense so thick
that it will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.
- How to create anticipation within the audience.
- Proper motivation techniques illustrating when you should move the camera.
- How to perform an in-camera edit.
- How to use color to direct attention.
- How to create fear through shot selection.
- Camera movement to emphasize dialogue within a scene.
- More techniques for shocking the audience.
- Simple, visual techniques used to convey a character’s exit from the scene.
- Using the camera to enhance your actor’s performance in a frantic search scene.
- How to enhance character interaction within a scene.
- How to visually demonstrate fear within a character.
- How to create tension in the audience through camera movement.
- How to properly misdirect the audience in order to increase a shocking moment in your script.
- How to reveal a villain in a horror movie.
- Visual cues that inform the audience that danger is imminent.
- Camera reveals for comedy or shock.
- Old fashioned horror techniques that have been used for years and still work today.
DVD 4: Thirty techniques to avoid dull dialogue shots and increase the
dramatic impact of your scenes.
- The best ways to show moments where your character makes a vital decision.
- How to add more impact to your dialogue with a simple camera movement.
- How to create emotion within a character through camera work.
- How to reveal the danger to your character within a scene.
- Variations for dialogue shots that add energy and avoid appearing visually static.
- Effective techniques for shooting dialogue with a camera dolly setup.
- Shots that add visual energy to characters exiting vehicles.
- Using the camera to shift the balance of power among characters.
- Techniques to convey one character’s interest for another.
- Creating a powerful, inevitable moment.
- Using the camera to add aggression to a scene.
- How to make a shot more voyeuristic.
- Visually representing a character’s resistance to other characters in the scene.
- How to make a scene appear wider than it really is.
- How to enhance character revelations.
- How to shoot characters in a stationary and moving vehicle.
- How to enhance your actor’s performance in an argument through blocking.
- Camera technique to signify the end or beginning of a new scene.
- Using the camera to convey inner emotion within a character.
DVD 5: Three scenes with over four gigabytes footage designed to help you practice
and improve your editing skills.
- Action scene shot with the HVX 200 at 720p/24fps
- Hit man in the Rain: Shot with the Rebel T2i/1080p/24fps
- Samurai Cowboy: Rebel T2i 1080p/24fps, Nikon D90 720p/24fps, Sony HVX 200 720p/24 & 60fps
The most incredible film course money can buy.
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Greatest film training tool I have seen in my twenty years
"There is a lot of advice out there that you can read off the net or in a book but these DVD's show you step by step how to SHOOT THE MOVIE THAT YOU SEE IN YOUR MIND. This is the greatest film training tool I have seen in my twenty years of professional work."
- Neil Martin, San Francisco, CA
Blown away and wondering where you've been!
I have just spent several hours viewing parts of this tutorial. I can not believe the detail and clear thinking that has gone into putting so much information into a form that can be successfully grasped by anyone in the field. From camera angles, lighting, focus, depth to acting tips, time saving, budgeting, camera equipment etc : the scope and depth of this course is far beyond the nuts and bolts that usually pass for master film making 101.
The generosity of the instructors in bringing together such complete information is unusual, and certainly will be appreciated and absorbed for generations by the Industry.
I am inspired, and know I will do better!
- Amanda - Hillsborough
Great instructional series
Finally! I've wondered why a straight-forward film lesson DVD is so hard to come across on the film medium itself.
You can only read so many books about shooting until you have to see it implemented for yourself. I haven't watched all of the instructional courses yet, but what I've seen so far I have gotten a lot from.
I appreciate the candor and the "it's actually pretty easy-here's how you can do this on a less-than-extravagant budget" attitude of the instructors.
I'd recommend this for students who are looking for a hands-on approach to film making that takes some of the mystery out of the whole process.
This is a good addition to any film degree, since it shows you how to put all of those books you've read and terms you've learned into a real product.
- Shane R. Hutchinson,
A must have for a beginner film student!
This program is immense in size, PACKED with information that will make anyone successful in half the time. The value here is incredible!
- Ramone, New Jersey