Other blog posts with the Filmmaking tag

Successful interviews: a freelance filmmaker’s guide

Successful interviews: a freelance filmmaker’s guide

10 ways for filmmakers, directors and producers to get the most out of documentary style interviews Getting the most out of your talent can be a tricky business. Hearing real stories, from people in their own words is still one of the most compelling narrative forms for onscreen content, whether it's a brand story, a charity case study or campaign [...] Read more

FIVE WAYS TO CARRY-ON SHOOTING POST COVID-19

FIVE WAYS TO CARRY-ON SHOOTING POST COVID-19

In the last few weeks I’ve heard from various clients and contributors that say they’d like to start shooting again, but they’re not sure how to go about it safely. I wanted to chat through one such instance where we successful produced a film whilst maintaining safety precautions, in what I’m terming, the new normal. Three week ago I was [...] Read more

Do away with your script - how to capture a decent interview

Do away with your script - how to capture a decent interview

Check out the latest 2020 version of this article here! How often do you watch an online video and feel disconnected and un-interested by the video you’re watching? Actually, hardly ever. As regularly mentioned to anyone in online communications, engagement time is becoming shorter and shorter. If content isn’t engaging, there’s a high chance [...] Read more

What my Filmmaking blog posts will cover

Filmmaking as a term tends to refer to the overall production process. Often this may be me fulfilling all over the individual roles (sometimes referred to as a Videographer) or me leading on the production or direction. I’ll endeavour to include anything that crops up in the filmmaking process that may be beneficial to other filmmakers in streamlining the process.

From a directors point of view, these blog posts may include how I streamline my productions to get the most out of my contributors. I’ll look at how you treat contributors and manage them on set relates to the content captured. From a producers point of view, I’ll look at streamlining the whole filmmaking process and how sometimes a one or two person team can capture content that often takes a much larger team to do.

As well as working as part of team, often I’ll work in a much more stripped back fashion as a Shooting PD (Producer/Director). This enables me as a filmmaker to talk to contributors who may be more vulnerable or access places that a larger crew cannot go. If this is the case, I think it’s important to still uphold a quality of production and try to work with available light and artificial light to create professional looking results, even if you are just a one-man band!