Filmmaking For Beginners

There’s a famous saying: You must learn to crawl before you can walk.

Some people might ask: Why learn to crawl if you can walk right away? But think about this: There’s a reason why nature put the crawl before the walk. It’s a good skill to have. One day, we might be called upon to crawl again.

If you’re a total beginner, start by reading these articles. Get what you want in three simple steps:

Step 1: Read Driving Miss Digital
Click to get the keys to the secrets of the Universe.
Step 2: Understand Concepts and Terminology
This is the place where you’ll find the answer to the question:
What is __________? Simplified for beginners!

Camera Concepts Files, Codecs and Compression
Color Video Specifications and Concepts
Distribution and Delivery Filmmaking Tools, Hardware and Software
VFX and CGI
Step 3: Filmmaking Basics
Dive into filmmaking and be on your way!
Filmmaking and Film Direction Fundamentals Screenwriting Fundamentals
Preproduction Basics On Set Data Wrangling
RAW Workflows
Step 4: Learn Post Production
Post Production is one of the pillars of filmmaking. Don’t skip!
Post Production Basics Editing Basics
VFX and CGI Basics Cinema Workflows
Blu-ray Workflows Compression and Delivery
Internet and Streaming Workflows Post Production Audio Workflows
Step 5: Camera Angles and Camera Movement Analysis
Learn how great directors used camera angles and camera
movement in scenes from great movies

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Step 1: Driving Miss Digital

Driving Miss Digital is so huge it needs a menu of its own! If you are absolutely new to video, but are determined to learn, start with this fictional love story. Here are some of the cool things you’ll learn along the way:

  • What is Sampling and why is it important for both audio and video?
  • What is the resolution, dynamic range, ISO, frame rate, color space, etc., of the human eye and how does it relate to cameras?
  • What is the sampling rate, bit depth and number of channels of the human ear, and how does it relate to audio?
  • What is the ideal audiovisual system?

I know it sounds complicated, but I’ve taken great pains to write it as simply as possible. Try a few chapters and see for yourself. Start reading Driving Miss Digital now.

You won’t be disappointed!

Step 2: Understand Concepts and Terminology

Camera Concepts

Files, Codecs and Compression

Basics of Color

Video Specifications and Concepts

Distribution, Delivery and Streaming

Filmmaking Tools, Hardware and Software

VFX and CGI

Step 3: Filmmaking Basics

Filmmaking and Film Direction Fundamentals

Screenwriting Fundamentals

Preproduction Basics

Post Production Basics

RAW Workflows

On Set Data Wrangling

Step 4: Learn Post Production

Editing Basics

VFX and CGI Basics

Cinema Workflows

Blu-ray Workflows

Compression and Delivery Workflows

Internet and Streaming Workflows

Post Production Audio Workflows