The Beginner's Course in Film Making and Video Production
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The Beginner's Course in Film Making and Video Production

Learn video production and story techniques the pros have been using for years. Get on IMDB fast and easy
4.3 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
227 students enrolled
Created by Erick Von Schulz
Last updated 1/2017
English
Current price: $12 Original price: $200 Discount: 94% off
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Begin making short films and movies.
  • Will be better at sound recording then 99 percnet of starting students
  • Think like a filmmaker
  • Have a better understanding of screenplay and story structure.
  • Learn hundreds of cinematic techniques to tell their stories.
  • At the end of the course you will be able to make a film or short film and get it onto IMDB.
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Requirements
  • Basic understanding of a DSLR camera is helpful but not necessary.
Description

It has never been easier to be a filmmaker. But there are so many components involved how do you start?

How would you like to easily shoot beautiful looking cinematic films? Whether you want to shoot on YouTube, enter film festivals, get into film school or make your first feature film.

How would you like to get on IMDB and start building your professional film credit resume?

This course will show you how to shoot your film and get on IMDB to jump-start your film career.

Even if you are just building social media campaigns using video or trying to improve your film-making abilities. I am going to teach you how.

This course is designed to take the absolute beginner and turn you into a filmmaker. Film-making takes a lifetime to master. But this course will get you on your way and even if you are proficient will help improve your skills as a film-maker and story teller.

Here is what the course will help you do.

It will show you inexpensive equipment that can yield professional caliber results.

How to get your name on IMDB and start building your film credits as a professional filmmaker.

It will give tips on how you can create your first short and give you step by step instructions on getting that film listed on IMDB.

What mistakes to avoid for your first film. If you have been entering film festivals with no results. This will help you rise above the others.

You also get access to me by initiating discussions inside the course and can always reach me if you have any questions.

I've helped over 20,000 people, just like you, to make money better movies and videos, (with lots of successful film deals) and I look forward to helping you!

Be sure to scroll down and review some of the free preview lectures and then, make the decision to change your life with this groundbreaking course!

Your enrollment is backed by Udemy's 100%, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee, so enroll today with confidence.

What are the requirements?

Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.

A willingness to learn through step-by-step demonstrations and then put that learning into action to achieve success.

An understanding that you are learning from a person who has made over 50 films and hundreds of commercials, who can greatly increase your skills and knowledge.

Who is the target audience?

Anyone who wants to learn film-making techniques

Anyone who wants to improve your story telling abilities.

Anyone who wants to learn professional screenplay writing tips and techniques.

Anyone who wants to make short films, videos for YouTube or just learn how to tell better stories through the language of cinema.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner to intermediate filmmakers and film students
  • multimedia producers
  • film students
  • filmmakers
  • YouTube content creators
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Curriculum For This Course
134 Lectures
05:05:49
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Introduction about course
1 Lecture 02:47

What you will learn in the starter Filmmaking course

Preview 02:47
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Equipment for fimmaking
9 Lectures 29:46

What is a Fig Rig and how can it help you? IN this lecture I will discuss inexpensive ways to move your camera with ease and fluidity.

Equipment for filmmaking 2
01:08

Equipment to help add movement to your shots. Sliders dolly's and other equipment to make your shots more dynamic.

Equipment Slider dolly and camera movement
03:15

What an ND filter is used for? In this lecture we will discuss the benefits of using an ND filter.

Equipment ND filters and what they are for
02:37

A focal reducer will help you overcome a few issues with smaller sensors. Watch this lecture to see how they can help you.

Equipment Focal Reducers. What they are used for
03:32

A quick lecture on the benefits of using prime lenses. 

Equipment prime lenses and why you want one.
08:10

What is gaffers tape and why you might need it.

Equipment Gaffers tape
01:13

A lecture on the importance of keeping your lenses clean and dust free.

Equipment Clean your lenses
01:09

This lecture will show you how the pros match different cameras and lenses to make a seamless scene.

Equipment Chip chart and why you want one
01:32

Homework assignment for lessons.

Interactive Session. What you need to do next
07:10
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Audio Recording on location
11 Lectures 35:12
Audio Location Recording
05:31

ADR Additonal Dialogue Replacement
03:36

Don't know what camera to buy? This lecture will give you some insight on what camera you should buy for yourself.

Equipment for filmmaking 1 What camera to buy?
06:01

Audio Location Recording 3
01:18

Record better sound. How to combat room accoustics.
03:08

Audio Location Scouting
01:02

Audio minimum kit needed
02:20

Audio XLR and 3.5mm connectors
01:35

Audioi XLR and 3.5mm explained
06:59

When out on the field what are your power requirements?  A lecture to show the importance of adequate power for your production.

Equipment Having enough power on location
00:58

Audio homework for lessons

Interactive Session. What you need to do next
02:44
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How to get on IMDB
1 Lecture 09:35

This will teach you how to get your name on IMDB to start building your IMDB credits.

How to get on IMDB and have movie credits
09:35
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Writing tips and Techniques
12 Lectures 39:42

Screenplay Writing introduction

Screenplay writing tips and techniques
16:50

Show Don't Tell
01:29

Write what you want to see
01:41

Seven Steps for writing your Screenplay Step 1
00:55

Seven Steps for writing your Screenplay Step 2
00:42

Seven Steps for writing your Screenplay Step 3
01:19

Seven Steps for writing your Screenplay Step 4
01:24

Seven Steps for writing your Screenplay Step 5
05:17

Seven Steps for writing your Screenplay Step 6
04:48

Seven Steps for writing your Screenplay Step 7
01:28

Writing homework for lesson plan.

Interactive Session. What you need to do next
01:43
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Filming the Argument
9 Lectures 20:57
Filming Arguments and Conflict
04:56

Filming the Argument and Conflict 2
02:54

Filming the Argument and Conflict 3
02:17

Filming the Argument and Conflict 4
02:31

Filming the Argument and Conflict 5
01:44

Filming the Argument and Conflict 6
02:11

Filming the Argument and Conflict 7
01:51

Filming the Argument and Conflict 8
01:08

Homework Assignment for lesson plan.

Interactive Session. What you need to do next
01:25
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Lenses and framing basic Information
11 Lectures 26:34

Lenses basic information 2
02:33

Lenses basic information 3
02:08

Lenses basic information 4
07:56

Lenses basic information 5
02:00

Lenses basic information 6
01:17

Lenses basic information 7
00:59

Lenses basic information 8
00:34

Lenses basic information 9
01:09

Why you need to shoot master shots.

Master Shots and why you wan to shoot them.
02:28

The importance of cutaways.

The importance of cutaway's.
01:45
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Car Scenes
6 Lectures 11:57
Car Scenes 1
03:02

Car Scenes 2
02:32

Car Scenes 3
01:39

Car Scenes 5
02:38

Car Scenes 4
01:29

Homework for lessons

Interactive Session. What you need to do next
00:37
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How to film chase scenes
8 Lectures 14:27
Chase scene 1
02:46

Chase Scene 2
03:10

Chase Scene 3
01:45

Chase Scene 4
01:37

Chase Scene 5
01:33

Chase Scene 6
01:07

Chase Scene 7
00:27

Homework assignment for lessons.

Interactive Session. What you need to do next
02:02
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Shooting Dialogue
9 Lectures 16:35
Shooting Dialogue 1
01:54

Shooting Dialogue 2
02:28

Shooting Dialogue 3
01:55

Shooting Dialogue 4
02:06

Shooting Dialogue 5
02:02

Shooting Dialogue 6
01:38

Shooting Dialogue 7
01:42

Shooting Dialogue 8
01:27

Homework for current lessons.

Interactive Session. What you need to do next
01:23
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About the Instructor
Erick Von Schulz
4.3 Average rating
23 Reviews
227 Students
1 Course
Motion Picture Producer for over 20 years

Erick von Schulz is a popular movie producer and post production specialist having worked on over 90 films and television shows in the past 20 years. His work of the past 10 years has become influential in niche thriller themed films as well as in the horror genre. He also has a thriving commercial business and creates roughly 60 commercials a year.He was born in San Francisco, California and now resides in Chapel Hill, NC.

Erick dropped out of High school while working in the Tech Industry and discovered his love for film-making. He moved to Los Angeles where he was a film loader and later became a production assistant for Warner Brothers Studios. Erick has been known as the go to guy for Indie-films that have problems. He has turned many
disastrous productions around and steered those films to completion and
distribution.

He has worked in every field in film production from casting to cinematography, directing and all aspects of post production. He is well versed in all aspects of motion picture production.

Having worked with so many diverse movies and despite many modest budgets he has managed to turn a profit on most of his movies.