Smartphone Documentary Filmmaking - LEVEL 2
Learn to plan, produce, film and edit a personality-driven film that is suitable for cinema and television.
Case study: Produce a mini-documentary at cinema quality with a smartphone.
In 20 step-by-step lessons, filmmaker Robb Montgomery will take you backstage and behind the lens to see exactly how to plan, produce, film and edit a long-form documentary film.
Montgomery shows you how he solo-produces a broadcast quality film in Berlin with no crew, no script, no budget, and no automobile.
You will learn how to:
- Scout and recruit an interesting film subject
- Prepare a shot list
- Develop interview questions
- Prepare the gear and subjects
- Use locations to full effect
- Develop sophisticated motion shots
- Edit scenes, sequences, string outs and sound bites into a compelling visual statement
The pre-requisite for this course is either the Mobile Journalism Masterclass
or the Smartphone Filmmaking Masterclass.
The intermediate to advanced skills shown in these lessons build on the techniques first established in these foundation courses.
Intended Audience: Journalists, film makers, teachers, advertisers, musicians, artists
Introduction to advanced filmmaking
Filmic Pro Log and Final Cut Pro LUT tests
Why ND Filters Are Essential if You Want to Get the Film Look on a Smartphone
Demo: Color grade in FCPx
EXERCISE: Grading and LUTs in Final Cut Pro X
Filming personality shots
Location, location, location