Film Making – EDITING for Beginners Part 1of3 (Basics)

For FILM ENTHUSIASTS ..and their well-wishers 🙂

Like a PAINTER has a CANVAS to express on.. a FILM MAKER’s canvas is TIME ..which he/she fills up with elements that we can SEE and HEAR and FEEL within ..arranged in the FLOW of a story. EDITING is a key element to make it happen!

I’m working on a 3 part video series discussing some basics/tips/tricks/concepts of VIDEO EDITING esp for BEGINNERS who work on home-computers! Here’s Part 1 of the series that discusses the HOWs and WHYs of editing and some simple concepts and theory. Coming Soon are Part 2 and 3 that illustrate simple editing projects using Apple iMovie and Windows Movie Maker.

Hope this helps someone take his/her first step in this creative domain 🙂 Best wishes!

Film Making for Beginners – Shooting with Phone Cameras and Digicams

Just compiled together some of my film-making experiences with an intention to assist the very beginners take their first steps into this domain. This video discusses the planning and shooting aspects of movies being made with phone-cameras, digicams and handycams and I plan to compile another video soon that talks about video-editing basics for beginners as well as editing on home-computers with simple software. As you proceed watching this video you’ll come across the following sections:

  • INTRODUCTION
  • THE FILM MAKER (Being Comfortable): Knowing the Subject and Machines and apt Postures and Movements
  • CAMERA WORK – Basics, Framing, Camera Movements, Handheld vs Tripod, Monopod, Auto and Manual modes
  • SOUND
  • Final closing message

Hope this helps folks across the globe 🙂 Best wishes!

How to make a MUSIC VIDEO?

Here’s our attempt at making a simple music video. There’s an intro to the whole concept in the beginning, followed by the actual music-video that got created in the process. This is followed by a sequence of shots captured during the making of this video, and finally a few glimpses of the editing project. We used a very simple setup to create the same and just wanted to share with everyone the process of how we went about it. Hope it helps some creative buddies across this globe 🙂 Thanks and best wishes!