Though this course is principally based on filmmaking composition and principles, photographers will also benefit. I'm a keen photographer alongside my directing work, and find the crossovers between the two genres endlessly fun, fascinating and valuable.
This course gives you insights into the theory and practice of composition, combined with practical examples of composition.
It covers major principles and rules of composition, and shows how film and photo composition techniques are merging to the benefit of both disciplines.
You're taught by veteran film director and passionate photographer Paul Jenkins, who is bringing to bear more than twenty years experience making films worldwide into this course.
You'll be learning what you thought you knew about composition and take your images and videos to a new level because every frame will tell the story you intended to tell!
Your films (and photos) will benefit as a result.
In terms of quality - and therefore the potential visibility of your work to the public at large - creative and dynamic composition is one of the core skills you should seek and develop, for as long as you wish to wield a camera!
Effective and creative storytelling is an essential part of success in many walks of life - and fun when you do it right, because you feel the 'flow'.
Film and video techniques and visual storytelling can add much to your overall creative output, and be highly satisfying and impactful arts in their own right.
The techniques I teach, I use daily as a professional documentary film director and author.
In my courses, you'll get insights, strategies and working methods that I've developed over 20+ years while making films for the world's top broadcasters (BBC, PBS, ARTE etc). These days, I also make film trailers and corporate films.
My teaching style is to guide you through the processes that matter - explaining why they matter - in a personal, 'fireside' fashion.
You also get direct access to me through the Discussion area of each course. This means that any challenges or questions you have can be resolved directly.
I'm very open to feedback, therefore please feel free to feed ideas for lectures and courses to me and I'll do my very best to accommodate.
See you inside the courses!