Easy Filmmaking: Travel and Vacation Video Film Making Guide

Holidays and trips are the precious times worth preserving and sharing with family and friends - make ones worth sharing
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Instructed by Paul Jenkins Lifestyle / Travel
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  • Lectures 35
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
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  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

Holidays and travel are expensive. 

Aren't they worth preserving for many years to come?

Fancy getting great vacation and travel films every time? 

Would you like to avoid that sinking feeling that your videos are never quite good enough? 

How about seeing genuine smiles of appreciation on the face of family and friends as they watch your films of the time you shared together?

And then there's the impact that great travel and vacation films can have on social media...

This course will take you set-by-step to the rapid and easy way to make great videos. 

Taught by a professional film director, who knows exactly what is required to make shots work. And illustrated throughout by examples.

Enrol in the course now to make a big change in your holiday and trip video-making!

What are the requirements?

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Open mind

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Make great vacation films
  • Make travel films with confidence
  • Hugely improve video skills
  • Know more about storytelling in video and film

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone wanting great video memories of their vacation or trip
  • Those seeking to improve their film and video skills the fun way
  • Travellers
  • Holidaymakers
  • Travel agents
  • Travel agencies

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the course
Welcome to the course!
Preview
01:38
The limitation is you!
Preview
01:19
Vacation films to get closer
01:41
The role of memory
00:59
Section 2: What to do before setting out
What to avoid
Preview
01:01
A wee bit of planning
01:35
Best place for a first assessment of gear
01:18
Best place for a more detailed assessment of gear
01:18
How to think about your camera
03:29
Questions to ask yourself before the trip
02:33
Section 3: Filming for Results
The basic building block for your films
Preview
01:47
Move your feet - where and why
01:35
Capturing expressions
01:13
Angles matter - here's how to get them
02:49
The Golden Rule for shots
00:57
Shot planning on location
01:18
Light and what to beware
02:21
How to take advantage of backlight
01:25
Why shooting digitally-clean will help you
01:33
How to step into a scene with your camera
Preview
03:07
Shooting ratios and how to think about length
03:09
How to approach audio
02:02
Getting three-for-one
01:38
Shooting in low light
01:32
Shooting groups
00:48
How to get B-roll to cut into your films
01:22
Filming yourself
00:41
Section 4: Beyond just shooting
Getting a sense of story
Preview
01:54
Mythmaking
01:40
Using interviews
01:33
Shooting for the edit
02:30
Questions to ask yourself during the shoot
01:08
Preparing for editing
01:43
Section 5: Next steps
Closing thoughts & next steps
01:27
Section 6: Bonus lecture
Here's how to join Paul's Facebook group
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Instructor Biography

Paul Jenkins, Film Director & STORYOPTIC.com Chief

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 online business owner.

In my courses, you'll get insights, strategies and tactics that I've developed over 20+ years while making films for the world's top broadcasters (BBC, PBS, ARTE etc), and concurrently over the past 3 years as an 'edupreneur'.

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!

Paul

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