The Digital Cinema Course begins by detailed instructions on building a screenplay with proper structure and solid characters. Many screen writing textbooks have also done this, but the course is the first to do it by use of a dramatic short film teaching writers the basics of overcoming obstacles and disasters. This is then furthered by second more concise section outlining how to write in clear instructions. It categorizes specific methods and tools, and inspires writers who may have given up on dramatic storytelling. The following section describes how to physically construct a screenplay, what paper to use, how to bind it, and how to format the content. This is done with the use of computer graphics. Once the storytelling sections are complete, the course moves on to teach film editing. Starting with the history of editing and progressing to current digital nonlinear editing, the section prepares the filmmaker for the field. It abides by the rule that the best cinematographer or ...Written by
I am an owner of the course, and after I received my copy a few weeks ago, I must admit I was impressed. These days you never really know what you're going to get. I saw a nice website, nice samplers, but until I got the product in my hands I wasn't sure how much benefit it would have in my line of filming. I mainly do corporate videos, but I also wanted to make some short films too. I didn't feel like I did enough creative film-making to warrant a major educational purchase; I also wanted something that will help me make better lighting in the corporate world.
Well, after finishing the basic production DVD set, I had learned more about production and lighting than I have in reading several books and going to a seminar, which cost twice as much. As far as the film-making world, I knew very little about the process. I realized I knew even less than I thought I did, and the course is filling in all the gaps for me. I hope I don't sound confusing. In essence, the course taught me how to make better corporate videos (lighting, etc.), and how to write and direct a movie. That was super important for me, since I already had screen writing books, but I wanted something to help me take the words to the screen.
I have really enjoyed the course and I know that I will learn more by watching it again. I have already seen it twice, which is no small feat since it's almost 24 hours. The voice over is very good. Sometimes you get these NYC guys with thick accents and you can't understand anything, but the voice over here is very clear technical and precise.
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