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FAQ – I’m thinking of joining your Handmade Film Making course starting soon. I have zero experience making little videos but LOVE watching yours and want to feel like I’m recording some of my days beyond a few photos here and there. I know you’ve got a few different types of courses, do you think Handmade Film Making is a good fit?

I always think the Handmade Film Making course is a good place to start for beginners. Firstly, by using your phone, you can focus on capturing what’s happening in front of the camera, in a variety of different ways, without having to worry about the settings on a camera. It’s also great for catching moments here and there throughout your day. I share lots of tips, tricks and instructions for shooting and give lots of inspiration from my videos of what you can shoot for yours. Then you do all of the editing right on your phone, so again that’s easier than working with a camera and a computer. I share step-by-step instructions with demos in various editing apps. Editing may feel slow at the beginning, I promise the more that you edit, the quicker and easier you will find it. Then eventually you’ll be editing in no time!.

Some beginners find the idea of making a video every day, for a week, a little overwhelming. I totally understand that, so you’re welcome to work at your own pace. I created the schedule this way because some people like working with a deadline. Also, it helps get over the need for your video to be perfect, which can be one of the stumbling blocks when first starting out. You actually learn so much through shooting, editing and completing each video, so that’s why I encourage making multiple videos in a short space of time. All those lessons and mistakes help with future videos.

There is no set time to be online, other than if you’d like to join the live Q&As over on @createvideoswithxanthe – you get access to all of the course materials at the beginning and you work through them at your own pace. The course schedule suggests starting your daily films on Saturday and then creating one each day for a week. But as I said, you’re welcome to work at your own pace.

You have access to all of the course content for 12 months, so if you do find it tricky to keep up in this first session, you’re welcome to join in at any other time the course runs during the year. Plus, you can refer back to the content from time to time, if you need to refresh your skills.

Hope you join the course some time soon.

Here’s a little more about the course…

You can find more FAQs here.

If you’d like more guidance to start making your own videos – check out my online courses where I share everything you need to get started and inspiration to take you through the whole process and find the love of making films!


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