Whether you've had some training or are self taught, you should find the information contained in our eBooks really helpful. If there is an area where you feel your knowledge is sketchy, then a particular eBook could be beneficial.
Independent Film Maker or Photographer
I'm an independent film maker who wants to make better films.
Many film makers are self taught, make excellent films and are happy to continue that way. Some have no wish to go to a film school, whilst others just can't afford to do so or don't have the time to attend a full time or even a part time course. If you belong to this latter group, you will feel the need for some training and we believe our Do It Yourself Film Course will be perfect for you.
As you go through the eBooks you'll come across lots of tips and ideas that will help you in your production work and if there is an area that you're not absolutely clear about, there will most probably be a video tutorial that goes through the process in detail.
It's affordable and you can work at your own pace. You've most probably already got some equipment and your own group of helpers, although from the multitude of requests one sees on film sites for ‘non paid' crew, maybe the people around you are keen, but not really experienced enough to be of help. Our DIY Film Course will change all that. Now you can all train together. If they become keen enough some might well buy their own eBooks so they can study on their own.
As we've said before on this website and in our eBooks, the chances are that you feel that you would like to be a director. Our DIY Film Course starts with a series of eBooks covering Getting to Know and Use your Equipment rather than production or direction. Please don't think this series isn't relevant because your main interest is to direct. The fact is that you will find it very useful to learn as much as you can about all the production roles. It will make you a better director. For example, you will understand why your DOP suggests a particular lens or setup for a shot or why your sound crew aren't happy about a certain location. You will certainly realise that being able to communicate effectively with your crew members will give you a better film.
I'm interested in photography.
Our Do It Yourself Film Course is naturally aimed at people who want to make films, but we think you will find the first book in our series, ‘Getting to Know and Use your Equipment', called ‘The Lens and Its Image' very helpful. Focal length, aperture, depth of field, focus and macro are all relevant to stills cameras.
These days there is a ‘blurring' between stills and movie cameras with many being capable of both functions. Some of the latest stills cameras have the capability of giving excellent moving pictures and if you have one of these you might well find yourself being drawn into the world of movie making. If this is the case, our complete DIY Film Course may well be of interest to you.