This course teaches the essential video and filmmaking skills you need to know in order to shoot great videos and films.
All the lectures are based on direct personal professional experience gained over 20 years as a director and self-shooter.
The course is presented as a step-by-step Program that is very action-orientated, with a exercise accompanying every lecture and core topic to complete before moving on to the next one.
In this way, you will absorb the teaching and hugely improve your films and videos.
The course takes you into some territory normally associated with higher end cinematography. The main focus, though, is to instil confidence and skills into anyone owning and wishing to use a video-capable camera of any kind - camcorder, smartphone, DSLR or professional video camera.
A key advantage of being in this course is the opportunity to ask Paul Jenkins questions regarding film and video making directly.
Also, to put up in the course Discussions examples drawn from your work in the course Exercises in order to have it positively critiqued inside the course community and by Paul himself.
By taking this course, you will emerge as a confident and skilled film and video maker. You'll know which shots to take, how to take them, how to control the filming situation to your advantage and...most importantly...have a smile on your face when you, your family and friends, and perhaps clients watch the results of your work
Probably the number one thing to get right when making films or videos - it's amazing how often this goes wrong, even in professional circles!
Knowing this skill will distinguish your videos and films from 99% of the others out there. Professionals know the value of working on this skill, and so will you
After Focus, the second major skill that will hugely boost your film and video making. Here you're learn the essentials to be able to control light effectively - which is the real secret of good filmmaking
Getting good exposure - or rather correct exposure - can be one of the more challenging things in film and video making. Here, you'll learn how to do it without heartache
THE Secret of good film and video - here you'll learn how to approach and do it the right way
A simple but powerful exercise to ensure you've absorbed the key teaching of the Audio lecture
One of the most confusing things about digital cameras and digital video cameras - this lecture gives you what you need to know to ensure the theory doesn't get in the way of results!
A brief exercise to ensure you absorbed the teaching of the previous lecture
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).
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!