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Old June 16th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hi there,

Just wondering if anyone could supply me with some good links to resources on beginning my video training?

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Old June 17th, 2007, 09:27 AM   #3
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:10 PM   #4
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For a comprehensive look at digital filming - from storylines and characters to preproduction story-editing, 2-D and 3-D, check out 'Developing Digital Short Films', by Sherri Sheridan. I've found it very inspiring and informational in every area of script writing and digital story telling.

You can find it here: http://myflik.com/
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Old August 24th, 2007, 06:28 AM   #5
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You like that book? I felt like it was targeted towards pre-teens.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #6
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I kind of expect a friendlier response from those on this list-it's supposed to be about helping others. I can see correcting misinformation but why slam an opinion?

As far as the requestor, i'd advise you to back up and start reading earlier topics with similar threads, Like:
What are your all-time favorite books/instructional DVDs?
Lotta good stuff there, and the thread at:
http://www.digitalcinemacourse.com/testimonials.html

I know some of these courses seem expensive, but I have been surprised at the wealth of information some offer. I have been in broadcast and corporate for 21 years, have a technical background, and I find that newer offerings are not the sketchy, vague beginners overviews of former days. Many are insightful and reach deep into reasons for techniques, including lots of tips a novice would spend years acquiring.

An example is the Hollywood Camera Work Master Course, dealing with blocking and staging for advanced scene planning. I didn't go to film school, yet I know these concepts better than most film school grads I have met and worked with, because I understand them and practice them.

Good luck to you.

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Old October 9th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #7
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I agree with Paul.
The Digital Cinema Course is an excelent DVD set covering a wide range of subjects on film making.
I bought it a month ago and was impressed. I haven't been able to watch all the DVDs yet but will write a short review here soon.

If you can spent the money I suggest you do so. You won't be disappointed!
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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:37 AM   #8
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Hi there,

Just wondering if anyone could supply me with some good links to resources on beginning my video training?
What kind of resources you are looking form? Check out Digital Juice website, ton of information.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #9
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What kind of resources you are looking form? Check out Digital Juice website, ton of information.
Absolutely. I watched some of their videos, they're great, and they're free!

The link is subtle; look for DJTV.

Chris, my suggestion would be to start out with a video camera, and try shooting some very basic projects. When you have a goal, it makes it easier to decide what you want to learn about. For instance, if you decide you want to try a Green Screen just for fun, you can search on-line and find all sorts of info on how to do this. There's no point in spending tons of time learning about Hollywood filming techniques like Paul is suggesting, if what you want to shoot is single camera docs. On the other hand, if you want to get into "digital filmmaking" then the courses Paul is recommending are just the thing you're looking for. I find training videos and books are great, because the information is always there for you to go back and view again when you need a refresher. On the other hand, taking a course can be really beneficial as you'll work with other people and solve problems that books or videos may not cover. I lean a little more to Paul's philosophy. I think there are some great resources out there that may seem expensive, but can be really worth it considering how much tuition can be these days. A good starting point would be the DV Creators "DV Enlightenment" DVD (dvcreators.net).
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