Unit 2

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Creating Believable Characters

This set of videos examines the basic principles of developing characters....


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Slating Essentials

Possibly the most iconic item in filmmaking, the slate is a vital part of a professional movie set. This series...


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Framing

In this section we get to the heart of shot design, covering the fundamental principles of composition. We begin with...


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Three Point Lighting

This set of videos outlines the bedrock of modern three point lighting design...


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Lavalier

This set of videos covers the process of correctly concealing a lavalier mic for optimal sound while using moleskin to...


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Mechanics of Editing

Here we cover some of the fundamental techniques of editing, including rules of continuity, cuttable angles of difference, cutting into...


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Node Based Compositing

Node-based compositing can be one of the most confusing aspects of digital filmmaking and yet more and more applications are...


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Test Charts for Production

Why bother shooting test charts in everyday work? Why bring them on location or use them on set, especially if...


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How to Light an Interview

Almost everyone has to light interview setups for their jobs. Filmmakers lighting actors for scenes, interviews for news stations, testimonials...


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Recording Great Audio In-Studio and On-Location

This session answers the question: what mics do I use and where do I place them to get great sound...


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How to Break into TV Writing

Learn proven strategies for becoming a working TV writer, including writing spec episodes, busting myths, building your portfolio, creating your...


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Edit Out Loud!

Editor Misha Tenenbaum was hired to cut a one minute, inspirational video about running, and he screen captured his entire...


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Fusion: The Indie Filmmaker’s New Secret Weapon

Learn the basics of the Fusion workflow, from UI to 3D using simple how-to segments, as well as real life...