Useful tips for planning and organising your shoot

This is an interesting series of films encouraging a considered workflow when you are on set

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USEFUL ADVICE

Useful Advice

…. here are a few basic pointers to improve your video work

http://noamkroll.com/how-to-make-video-footage-look-like-film/

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Listen to the Experts

 

Film making improves with experience… so it probably makes sense to listen to those with the most experience.

There is a marvelous series of videos from an organiseation called CRAFT TRUCK, they interview and some of the industry’s very best.

This link is to a chat with Gordon Willis, but other links are just as good… well worth watching

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How to Write a Scene

This is a very good short article encouraging, practical and useful approaches to building and getting the best from each scene

 

http://johnaugust.com/2007/write-scene

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Difference between Prime and Variable ( Zoom) lenses

This is a really straight forward and useful explaintion….

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Free Sounds Effects

This is a useful site, with good quality audio downloads that are free

 

 

http://www.soundjay.com/index.html

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Set your colour monitor…. explained very easily

How to set your colour monitor…. explained very easily

 

http://www.videouniversity.com/articles/color-bars-and-how-to-use-em/

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Roger Deakins – Cinematographer….. top tips

When this bloke speaks, it is probably a good idea to listen…

 

http://www.theblackandblue.com/2012/12/10/roger-deakins-advice/

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Free Music For Films

… need copyright free music for your video project….?

this site is an absolute godsend…. so good, that i hardly believes it exists

http://freemusicarchive.org/

 

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Casting

Getting reliable talent for your projects can be a real problem.

Students at Northampton College have found this a very useful resource…. set up an account and find the talent in your location

http://www.starnow.co.uk/

 

…or use this useful Facebook resource

https://www.facebook.com/groups/384817918231158/

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