Introduction to screenwriting We’ve really been spoiled with this category: a collaboration between PBS Digital Studios and CrashCourse has resulted in by far the best summary we’ve found of the nebulous interconnection of roles on a film set. So much so that our team at Moviola held off plans for our own series based around this topic. (Why recreate something that someone else has already done so well?)
First up: an introduction to the concept of screenwriting
VIDEO Pitching and Pre-Production A nice, gentle introduction to pitching and pre-production to the relative newbie.
VIDEO The Filmmaker's Army: Who does what? A surprisingly comprehensive coverage of the main personnel on a film.
VIDEO All things camera
A cursory overview of the basic operation and aesthetics of cinematic camera work. It’s not going to turn you into a cinematographer in its 9 minutes, but its a nice, breezy intro.
VIDEO Sound Production
A nice overview of mic technology and other issues involving capturing audio
VIDEO The producer
There seem to be as many producer titles as there are members of the acting cast. Discover what the distinctions between directors amount to.
VIDEO The director
Unravel the nebulous role of the director
VIDEO The Cinematographer
Learn the responsibilities of the cinematographer and the world of light they need to understand to do their job.
VIDEO Set design
One of the most crucial aspects to high-quality film production is also one of the most neglected. Learn here about the world of production design.
VIDEO Grip and electrical
Here we delve into the world of grip and electric, a crucial support role to the cinematographer.
VIDEO Special effects
A brief overview of visual effects, both practical and digital.
VIDEO The editor
The editor is crucial to crafting the story of a film.
VIDEO Marketing your film
Everything you need to know to sell your film at Sundance. Well no, not even close. But a nice overview of the process.
VIDEO The value of filmschool
For everyone else…there’s moviola.com
VIDEO Television production
Of course, with the rise of OTT, episodic production is more significant than ever. Here’s the overview: