MAKE FILMS STARTS SOON!

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MAKE FILMS - The online course starts next week… I’m so excited to offer it again.

Check out all the films made as part of previous courses - #makefilmscourse… These films blow my mind! over 1500 films brimming & bursting with creativity. Also, take a look at this blogpost sharing some of the amazing testimonials the course has received.

Let me tell you more about the course -

TEN WEEKS OF MAKING FILMS

With weekly prompts and inspiration, this 10 week course will look at different shooting & editing techniques, and the various stories you can tell through making mini films for Instagram or to share online. MAKE FILMS is packed with tips and tricks of how to make all my favourite films! We’ll focus on making a different type of film each week – see some of the examples below…

This course isn’t just about family or personal films. You can use the films to promote your business or brand e.g. make stop motions of your stationery products or time lapses of your surroundings or mini films of your events. There is so much scope for telling stories through film.

All the details are HERE. The course starts Tuesday 6th Sept. Hope you’ll join us!

Here are some one of the films you can make -

SCENES FROM THE WEEKEND

STOP MOTION

VIDEO PORTRAITS

DAY IN THE LIFE

SLOW MO DETAILS

TIMELAPSES

DEMONSTRATION FILM

ONE MORE STOP MOTION (Coz I love this one!)

 

 

 

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August 29th, 2016 at 8:00 am

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LATEST ONLINE FILM MAKING COURSES

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Let me share with you my latest offerings for learning to create your own films…

Creating Time Capsules starts Fri 9th Sept - this six week online course, shares all you need to know to start making family films full of memories. You’ll love watching the little details of your life, as those memories will be safely locked away into beautiful films to be viewed in years to come. We look at making films with photos & video and combining them to tell your stories!

The course materials will guide you through shooting tips, tons of project ideas for inspiration and bite sized tutorials showing you the editing process in iMovie.

Head over here to join the fun.

Or take a look at MAKE FILMS which begins on Tues 6th Sept.

With weekly prompts and inspiration, this 10 week course will look at different shooting & editing techniques, and the various stories you can tell through making films for Instagram or to share online. MAKE FILMS is packed with tips and tricks of how to make all my favourite films!

Check out the Instagram films that have been made on previous courses – over 1K films! or these testimonials.

This course isn’t just about family or personal films. You can use the films to promote your business or brand e.g. make stop motions of your stationery products or time lapses of your surroundings or mini films of your events. There is so much scope for telling stories through film.

Hope you’ll join me on one of these experiences!

 

Films shot Canon 5D3, Canon G7x & iPhone 6s

 

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August 26th, 2016 at 4:00 pm

THE NEW INSTAGRAM UPDATE – INSTAGRAM STORIES

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I’m super excited about the new feature for storytelling on Instagram – INSTAGRAM STORIES…

I’ve been playing around with it for the past 24 hours and just in case you’ve not had a try yet… let’s have a peek at how it works…

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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August 3rd, 2016 at 5:29 pm

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PHOTO WALK IN MARGATE

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Fancy a little seaside photo walk fun…

I’m hosting a walk with Charlotte Jacklin of Betty Magazine in her home town of Margate on Sun 7th August.

If you’d like to join us – please register (for free) HERE.

 

 

 

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July 29th, 2016 at 8:47 am

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JULY – THE SIXTY SECOND PHOTOGRAPH

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This film is gift to me.

The deadline for the July film for The Sixty Second Photograph changed by a few days, so it meant I could shoot this film, instead of the one I’d started to edit together. This is way more special to me. This is our last night in the house we’d called home for two years. The house I so didn’t want to leave. The house I’d kinda imagined we stay in for years to come.

So this film is my farewell. Gifted with glorious weather. Gifted with these memories of us just hanging out, making food and enjoying this space one last time.

Very grateful for this project.

All the films made as part of The Sixty Second Photograph are so full of summer flavours… do take some time to enjoy them all.

 

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July 28th, 2016 at 7:31 am

FIVE FAVOURITE FRAMES

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July is always about soaking up the light and the sunshine. I wish it could stay forever.

I’ve not made the most of the sunshine lately, with the house move and stuff going on. Hoping August brings more warm weather to enjoy.

More Five Favourite Frames HERE. Plus, my friend Andrea joins in each month.

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July 27th, 2016 at 7:12 am

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JUNE – THE SIXTY SECOND PHOTOGRAPH

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The end of June sneaked up really quickly… I didn’t get round to shooting something specific for The Sixty Second Photograph, so I revisited a film I’d made earlier in the month and lengthened it.

Making it a real celebration of the only time it’s felt like summer, so far this year.

If you’d like to feel the real essence of summertime, check out the gorgeous films from the rest of the collective here. They’re so beautiful… full of sunshine & glistening sparkles.

The film is shot on Canon EOS 5D3.

 

 

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July 6th, 2016 at 1:20 pm

WHICH ONLINE COURSE DO I RECOMMEND?

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Currently I have two online courses, both sharing how you can make your own little films -

MAKE FILMS & Creating Time Capsules.

I’ve had a few emails asking the difference between the courses… so let me share some details here.

Both courses are suitable for all levels… from beginners who have never shot any video and want to get started… to people who are already making films confidently, but would like some encouragement and project ideas to continue on the path.

You can use any camera you like on either course – DSLR, mobile or compact… whatever you are familiar with. For the editing software – I share techniques in iMovie, but you can use other editing programs… some of the editing tips can be transferred easily. Additional equipment for MAKE FILMS – tripod & remote (but not essential).

A lot of the course materials cross over on both courses, but they’re delivered in different ways, depending on the film being made. I’ll be covering shooting, editing and sharing lots of film inspiration.

Let’s break down each course…

FAMILY FILMS FULL OF MEMORIES

A Time Capsule film is a memory evoking film. Your unique moments, packaged up in a movie; using a mix of photos or video, for you to share and enjoy… forever.

Creating Time Capsules is a course for those people who want to make regular films of their life and family times… The six week course will guide you through shooting tips, tons of project ideas for inspiration and bite sized tutorials showing you the editing process in iMovie. You’ll also be part of community sharing their films and connecting with each other on Vimeo.

The course schedule recommends creating three films (one every two weeks) – the first will be photo based – stop motion or slideshow. The second film focuses on just video to hone your skills and the final film can combine both mediums.

All the details are HERE.

Some examples of films you could create – One Minute Memories, Random Happenings or Day In The Life films.

 

TEN WEEKS OF FUN MINI FILMS

MAKE FILMS is a new course for 2016, based on all the films I’ve been sharing on Instagram.

With weekly prompts and inspiration, this 10 week course will look at different shooting & editing techniques, and the various stories you can tell through making 15 second films for Instagram or one minute films to share online. It’s packed with tips and tricks of how to make all my favourite films! We’ll concentrate a different type of film each week, from stop motions, time lapses, slow mo stories, scenes from the weekend films… to simply shooting interesting footage to edit into little films.

Even though the focus will be on mini Instagram films, you can share these films anywhere and make them longer than 15 secs.

There is a schedule – The new project or weekly inspiration will be shared in my online learning space every Tuesday… you then have all week to create your project and share it on a Monday with the course community on Instagram – check out the #makefilmscourse tag to see what’s being made.

This course isn’t just about family or personal films. You can use the films to promote your business or brand e.g. make stop motions of your stationery products or time lapses of your surroundings or mini films of your events. There is so much scope for telling stories through film.

All the details are HERE.

Some examples of films you could create - Stop motions, Time lapses, Scenes From The Weekend films, Slow mo stories & Mini Day In The Life films.

So which course DO I recommend?

Both courses offer a similar outline with what’s available to learn – especially the shooting tips and editing guidance. The project ideas are slightly different as you can see from the examples.

So really it’s a personal preference…

Ask yourself… how much time do you have to devote to creating films? What kind of films would you like to make? How would you like to share them? Do you have something specific you’d like to learn? What stories or content is available for you to capture?

I think by answering these questions the right course will reveal itself to you… Come and join in the fun!

If you’ve got any more questions… leave a comment here or contact me.

 

 

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July 1st, 2016 at 8:00 pm

MOMENTS IN MAY – A TIME CAPSULE FILM

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Back in May, I decided to join in with the A Year of Creating Time Capsules course and do a 30 day project to shoot a little something everyday and make a film of my month of May.

It turned out to be a pretty full on month, with lots going on and plenty to capture. As I was filming everyday anyway… I did a week of mini Day In The Life films as well – some of the footage crosses over, but hey, I don’t mind…

This film has been sat half finished since the beginning of June, but finally it’s done. I used the memory postcard idea from a film I made at the end of 2015… little snapshots of details, moments, smiles and sunshine.

The month passed by so quickly, it’s great to re-live it all.

This film got me thinking about what was happening this time last year and in previous years and thanks to the magic of Time Capsule films… I have all those memories locked away…

Here’s what was happening…

MAY 2015

DAY IN THE LIFE MINI FILMS

The rest of the week is here…. THURSDAY :: FRIDAY :: SATURDAY :: SUNDAY :: MONDAY

MINI MONDAY MOVIE

MAY 2014

MAY 2013

MAY 2012

If these films have inspired you to tell your own family stories and you’d like to learn to make your own Time Capsule films – The next round of Creating Time Capsules starts later this week.

 

 

 

 

 

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June 28th, 2016 at 2:02 pm

FIVE FAVOURITE FRAMES

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Just a few frames from June…

More Five Favourite Frames HERE. Plus, my friend Andrea joins in each month.

 

 

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June 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am

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