Start Making Movies (UK education version)

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Start Making Movies is a step-by-step introduction to filmmaking, written in clear and accessible language. It's highly visual, with hundreds of illustrations: photos, screenshots, film stills and diagrams. Includes links to online movies and downloadable film planning templates. 

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This education and library license allows you to:

  • Share multiple copies of Start Making Movies with all students and staff based at a single school site
  • Provide it to current students and staff to read on their own devices
  • Loan Start Making Movies from a school or university library.

Contents include:

  • The five stages of filmmaking
  • What you need
  • How films tell stories
  • Planning and filming your shots
  • Using different lenses and zoom settings
  • Light and colour
  • Using movement in your movie
  • Planning, recording and editing sound
  • Sequence: using shots together
  • Coverage: getting all the shots you need
  • Continuity: filming sequences that look natural
  • How to film six key types of scene
  • Editing and sharing
  • Is your movie finished? What to check
  • Fifteen ideas for fiction movies
  • Glossary

Tom Barrance has over 25 years' experience of teaching film and filmmaking. He runs the  filmmaking website and created the film education resources 'Making Movies Make Sense' and 'EditClass'.

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Start Making Movies (UK education version)

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