In this course, you will :
- Discover documentary filmmaking by going through the entire process.
- teach you how to investigate an idea, bring it to life through film, and bring it to a close through post-production
- Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking. Jose and Rene discuss how filmmaking has changed in the internet age, as well as the phases, structure, and narrative units of a film.
- Discover the different cinematographic elements that distinguish documentaries as a genre.
- Learn about the creative process of selecting and exploring the subject of your film.
- Learn what to look for when scouting locations in terms of lighting, sound, logistics, and other technical aspects. Then, write everything down and begin to define the film you want to make.
- Understand the components of a lens and see what equipment is required for a walkthrough of the production stage.
- discuss the fundamentals of lighting Examine the camera's settings to change the exposure, ISO, intensity, and other parameters. Hear Jose and Rene's tips and tricks for conducting the perfect interview, as well as how to use b-rolls, or inserts, to enhance your documentary.
- Dive into post-production and tie everything together. Learn the fundamentals of editing by watching how to organise your footage, mix audio, and colour grade. Once you've completed your documentary, learn how to export it into various formats and share it with the rest of the world.
1. Introduction to Filmmaking
- The Short Documentary and the Portrait Genre
- Basic Concepts to Get Started
- Filmmaking in the Internet Era
2. Before the Shooting
- Putting Everything onto Paper
- Location Scouting
- Choosing the Topic and Working with the Subject
3. The Shooting
- A Quick Guide to Understanding Light
- The B-Roll or Inserts
- The Interview
- Camera Settings
- Equipment and Basics
4. Post-production: Putting It All Together
- Exporting Your Masterpiece
- The Editing Process
- The Principles of Editing
- How to Approach the Editing