Hollywood Film School: Filmmaking & TV Directing Masterclass
What you'll learn
- Direct a short film, feature film or any narrative content.
- A love for filmmaking and directing the camera
- Understand basic filmmaking concepts
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"By far, the best director and cinematography course on the Internet." - Nate Carroll
Want to learn how great directors create award-winning films? Want to learn how to become a working Hollywood director in Television or Film?
In this online course you'll learn When to Move the Camera in your next film and video production. The key here is that camera movement must be invisible. It should serve the story without calling attention to itself. Next, learn How To Move the Camera most effectively by systematically fulfilling Five Tasks when designing each moving master shot. Finally, learn how a master of visual design like Zemeckis customizes his application of these Five Tasks to the unique demands of each scene.
They DON'T teach you this in Film School!
THIS COURSE IS AMAZING!!! I'm learning SO FREAKIN MUCH from it, and it's totally blowing my mind. Thanks so much to Gil and Alex for putting this course together. I'm a director working on my first horror film, which has a bit of action in it, and this course is totally giving me rocket boots. If you have more courses from Gil, please let me know and TAKE MY MONEY! - Colby R Rice
Excellent content. But you'd better pay attention or you will miss something. This course is packed with loads or useful and well explained stuff. - Mr Mick Farmer
Instructor is clearly in command of craft and engages with questions, simple explanations and familiar examples. Video and audio are excellent. - Bill Halford
Veteran film and television director Gil Bettman will teach you how to enhance drama and heighten action by using different lenses. This is the key to Lensmanship – the technique which Spielberg borrowed from Wells, Kubrick and others to transform the look of today's films.
Once you have grasped Lensmanship you are ready for the final lesson -- How to Shoot Action Sequences. Gil will show you how Kathryn Bigelow, John Woo and others ignite the screen by putting the camera in the right place and using the right lenses. Here's what will be covered in the course.
Why you must shoot with a moving camera
When to move the camera
Why all camera movement should be invisible
The three kinds of camera movement that are always invisible
How to move the camera – shoot the best moving master shot
The five tasks of a moving master:
Establishes geography and believability
Generates eye candy
Focuses the audience on the center of the drama
Picks up coverage
How to customize the five tasks to each scene
Examples: dailies from:
Movies for TV
Low budget features
Big budget features directed by Bob Zemeckis
How the look of 3 different lenses is the key to understanding all lenses
The three ways that lenses change the look of a shot
Field of Vision
Depth of Field
The 3 key components to shooting action
Put the camera in the right place
Breaking down your shots
Put the right lens on the camera
How lenses affect motion in the frame
Get the right number of pieces
How coverage heightens energy
How to shoot a chase
How to shoot a fight
Very helpful. Adds depth to your understanding and intuitive insights which you surely had if you happened to play with video shooting and editing without doing any learning beforehand. It's enriching. The movie samples are great as the clarify the points. Love it! - Yosi Tsitsu
So what are you waiting for. Jump start your filmmaking career as a film director.
Who this course is for:
- Independent Filmmakers
- Webseries Directors
- Television Directors
- Film Students
- Anyone who wants to learn how to move the camera to better tell the story
- Film Producers
IFH Courses is a creator, publisher and distributor of high-quality online courses covering all avenues of the filmmaking, screenwriting, post-production, and social media/marketing crafts. Think of it as the ultimate online film school. We bring together industry-leading experts from all disciplines so you can learn from the best. Filmmakers, Screenwriters & Content Creators are our passion!
Our expert instructors will teach you skills that will have an immediate positive impact on your career or business.
You'll find his approach to our courses a bit raw and real. That's because I care about my students, fellow artists, and filmmakers. He has seen and personally made many missteps over the years and he wants to help you avoid making the same costly mistakes. The industry is abusive to the newcomer and he hopes Indie Film Hustle can help you navigate the shark-infested waters of the film industry.
We also are the founder of Bulletproof Screenwriting, Filmtrepreneur, IFH Academy, and Indie Film Hustle TV, the world's first streaming service dedicated to filmmakers, screenwriters, and content creators. Think Netflix for Filmmakers.
In 1995, Gil was hired by Dean Bob Bassett as a full time professor to teach directing and screenwriting in the film department at Chapman University. Since then, he has helped his visionary dean build the little-known film department into one the preeminent filmschools in the world – The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Bettman is now one of the mainstays of Chapman’s world-class directing department along with internationally acclaimed directors John Badham and Martha Coolidge and industry stalwarts Jeff McCracken and Andy Lane.
Following the publication of his book, First Time Director, in 2003, Bettman was invited to teach a seminar in mise-en-scene, or visual design, at the Hamburg Media School. For this seminar he crafted a unique, easy-to-grasp approach to the visual side of directing which enables the student to quickly master the tricky art of shooting with a moving camera. The success of Gil’s approach to teaching directing the camera resulted in his being asked to give his seminar at other leading filmschools in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Since then he has taught at eighteen top schools in fourteen countries, among them The Danish Film School; The Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm; UIAH in Helsinki; The Northern Film School in Leeds, UK; FAMU in Prague; The Institute of Film, Television and Radio, Ostankino, in Moscow; AFDA in Johannesburg; Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore; The Harbin Institute of Technology in China; and The University of Hawaii.