Writer, director, and presenter Ryan Connolly, best known for his internet television shows Film Riot and Film State, has teamed up with CanonUSA to teach us the basics of film production. There is an amazing amount of information compressed into each short video but what's more amazing is how easily digestible and concise it all is. Factor in the entertainment value (I chuckled through every episode) and you will find these slapstick-styled gems beyond fun and educational. Even if you aren't interested in making films you will enjoy these videos and may even change your mind by the end. I myself had a little Matrix moment where I said aloud, "I know filmmaking". Thanks Ryan. You're just super.
Join filmmaker Ryan Connolly on a journey through making movies, as he helps out a fellow filmmaker remember what to do.
In episode 1, Ryan explains how to choose the right Canon camera for your project.
In episode 2, Ryan explains pre-production setup and how to assemble a shot composition.
In episode 3, Ryan explains how shutter and aperture affect light as well as lighting using the three point lighting technique.
In episode 4, Ryan explains how sound can make or break your film. He also explains the basics to using a shotgun microphone to get the cleanest audio possible.
Ready to start filming? Then choose your weapon: