Become a Better Filmmaker (Even on a Budget)

Learn Videography and Cinematography (for the budget minded)
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (10 ratings)
891 students
39min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

How to shoot a short film from conception to completion
Introduction to Cinematography Basics
Practical Filming Techniques
Building a Portfolio and Promoting Your Work
DIY Lighting and Editing on a Budget


  • You will need a video camera, or a still camera with video capability. Your camera can be any HD quality camera. It can be basic, or high-end. The best camera does not make the best filmmaker. Being the best filmmaker you can with the gear you have is the most important piece of the puzzle. You should have at least some video shooting and editing experience. This course is intermediate.


Welcome to the ultimate guide for aspiring filmmakers and students! "Become a Better Filmmaker on a Budget" is a course designed to empower you with the skills to create stunning cinematic masterpieces, even on a tight budget. Discover the secrets of video cinematography and become a visual storyteller with impact. You will learn Practical Techniques on a Budget and learn hands-on, cost-effective cinematography techniques used by professionals. You will also learn DIY Lighting and Equipment techniques, i.e. how to turn household items into cinematic tools and create stunning visuals without expensive gear, as well as get guidance from experts.  Benefit from insights and tips shared by seasoned cinematographers with years of experience.   Choose this course to elevate your cinematic and visual storytelling skills and make your video projects shine.   We will explore budget friendly techniques and will even give a peer review of your short film at the conclusion of the course.  You will unlock your filmmaking potential and learn creative ways to get your ideas from conception to completion.  By the conclusion of this course, you will be able to show your cinematic brilliance in ways you never considered.  Taught by award winning short filmmaker Cedric "Cnote" Buard who has shot over 150 short films and music videos, this is not only an educational course, but an interesting one as well.

Who this course is for:

  • Students
  • Aspiring Filmmakers Students
  • Enthusiasts Eager to Learn


Award Winning Short Filmmaker and Editor
Cedric Cnote Buard
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 10 Reviews
  • 891 Students
  • 2 Courses

Cedric "Cnote" Buard is a writer, director and editor based in Dallas, Texas best known for his awarding winning visual storytelling. He has been in the film industry since 2012, doing everything from sound to production assistant to director of photography to cameraman to finally becoming a sought after director and visual storyteller. He tries to separate himself from other directors by not getting placed in a "box" and pushes himself to do different projects that he hasn't done before.

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