Data management, organisation, best editing practices, working with sound and colour. Throughout, he does a great job of illustrating concepts with examples in various real-world situations and talking the audience through the use of these concepts in his own work. Here, Philip breaks down different types of slow motion, how and when to use it, as well as how best to light for high frame rates. He has become very well known for his in-depth video reviews of various cameras, which have helped many people in the huge decision of buying a camera. Everything from setting up your camera to choosing what to shoot, motorised shots, day to night, astro and tilt shift. This, compared to the other e-learning platforms, is relatively inexpensive, considering the amount of content you can access.
In this episode I talk through how to find a story, how to set it up, how to plan the shoot, the shoot in detail including the interview, lighting, sound, sequences, movement…basically every episode that has gone before is revisited in a real world situation. Episode 1: Covers all you need to know about cameras, settings and essential kit Episode 2: Visual storytelling where i will cover composition, lenses, movement and sequences. Completely up to you to make the best use of the information. One of the teams ending up using their tutor Johnny as one of the main characters. Episode 2: Visual Storytelling Visual storytelling where i will cover composition, lenses, movement and sequences. It depends on class duration, production value, and course content. Once they had their edits we watched them.
You can order the series at Each episode focuses on a key topic. I had encouraged them to start on it the night before; clip up stuff, label things etc which would make things a lot easier for them the next day with only about 5 hours or so to finish their edits. Join filmmaker, educator and pioneer Philip Bloom as he guides you through the art and science of filmmaking. Details for these will be provided a little later in time, but they will cover basic colour grading, some editing techniques and audio. We will also cover how to deal proactively with client expectations. Module 6 — Time Lapse In this module Philip demystifies timelapse shots. While there are a few wide shots, most the content you see is in a mid shot.
The Postproduction module is the longest by far as Bloom walks the audience through his entire workflow, replete with his editing choices, style, and tips. Bloom told me that he views creating and filming for a living as the best job in the world. However, the quality of the classes can range from poor to excellent. I took the class from cinematographer Ryan Booth. There will be some mini breakout workshops during the edit day to cover aspects of post production.
First it showed them the immense importance of planning, and it made them think very hard before they hit the record button. I was surprised to find that it was actually the Visual Storytelling and Interviews modules that were the most beneficial as both focused on the overall approach to filmmaking regardless of the tools used. Great question - thanks for reading! The workshop agenda will be as follows. Read a lot more about this at I am incredibly excited to reveal what I have been working on the past few months. Episode 0: This free episode is an introduction to the series and includes a section on how to do lens whacking.
The Time-Lapse module is particularly fascinating in this regard as Bloom spends a couple of days in and around London filming time-lapses while teaching the concepts. That is not to say all classes are subpar. However, the last five years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of classes taught by industry-leading professionals and recognizable household names. How to light it, how to shoot it and what works best. He then moves on to camera motion, showing the various tools available to make your shots more dynamic, before explaining how and when to move your camera, and perhaps most importantly — when not to move it.
In this session we will cover the following topics to make you stand out and get that job! We will discuss accountability and transparency, as well as how to ensure that you get the job! It was held at Wooton House in Dorking, just outside of London. This free introductory episode introduces the series and also teaches you how to lens whack. There are two accounts: free and premium. Now, for the first time, master educator and cinematographer Philip Bloom launches his Philip Bloom Cinematic Masterclass, and it is available for a special Cinema Sound membership price! However, I find the free account so limited as to be almost useless. I have taken the best bits from the London workshop and feedback from attendees to create an even better experience for these new ones.
We will also be joined by a leading photographer who has made the transition to video making. They had all been great but we wanted to relaunch and take them to a whole new level and that is why we set up a new partnership with the three of us. Below are the films made the four teams. Everything from setting up your camera to choosing what to shoot, motorised shots, day to night, astro and tilt shift. Module 4 — Interviews This module covers everything you need to know to get the most out of interviewing subjects. Here we put into practice everything we have learned and actually do a real shoot. Each course comes with a fully documented workbook, which can be just as important as the video lessons themselves.
What we need though is this space. There was an important objective to be gained from this. Episode 8: Post Production Post. Please share it in your social networks , , email etc by using social media buttons at the side or bottom of the blog. He has a clear and concise instructional style along with a wry wit, making his lessons easy and fun to follow. It is a huge series and something I am really proud of. It comes across as an active lecture rather than a passive tutorial.
It was first time Nino and I had done one of these in 3 years. Whilst this is ideal for Photographers, if you are not, this workshop is still of immense value to you. His site now regularly has over 1,000,000 visitors a month. How to get the most cinematic shots possible with these amazing devices. With the subscription, you also get early access to new courses, which come out throughout the year — such as the upcoming filmmaking course taught by. As they were pulling their hair out making this happen, Nino, I, and the other tutors Julian Wakefield, Johnny Behiri and Adam Loretz watched how they worked together and how each individual dealt with the objectives. The first one we held in my neck of the words just outside London in the grand Downtown Abbey-eque Wootton House.