01 Jul WHICH ONLINE COURSE DO I RECOMMEND?
Currently I have two online courses, both sharing how you can make your own little films –
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.