Production Resources

The internet is now so well-populated with excellent videos about the filmmaking process that it is literally possible to teach yourself how to be a filmmaker for free. On this page, I want to guide you towards some of the better free films that I have found. I have clustered these in various filmmaking categories.

 

Producing

Film Crew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5E9tFzBrXo

Micro Budget Filmmaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T04VB6NDKaA

 

Directing

Film Producton Stages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5EoMcoUI2Q

 

Cinematography

HorrorOldSchool Short Films

Zoom vs. Moving Camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JubfQs7gpT0

The Moving Camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JGlcxWRFjk

The 180 Degree Rule: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WsMQ3S16WE

Camera Angles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vQNwn3A4_A

Focal Length: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJAb5gmlQs0

Point of View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWWP3UKOEFs

Composing the Frame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyJFeY0GBQw

Lighting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMpky6lJcU0

Shot Types/Proximity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBV-3epnw5I

Setting and Expressionism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WXw24lOjoc

Form and Content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXmlLLqWrZQ

Five Minute Film School

180 Degree Rule: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTNUq-stj6M

White Balance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiaMhCvx0Iw

Three Point Lighting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glhdvoubzkI

Rule of Thirds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izX8EX6eYrM

Camera Shots for People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19V4id7iBKc

Depth of Field: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTCPH5lj3kY

Focus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Ekk34y7lM

Focal Length: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qgDq25Ojjk

Manual Exposure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsZ9Gcn7uYA

Film Crew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5E9tFzBrXo

Other Video Makers' Short Films

Breaking the 180 Rule: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4KFM_CLoQ0

 

Sound

Audio Tips for Filmmaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ3sS5si1vw

Filmmaking 101 - How to Record High Quality Audio on a Budget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0rHak6aJl8

The History of Sound at the Movies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot5IryUt9SM

The Science and Engineering of Sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbUTyMC8_X8

Introduction to Foley and Sound Effects for Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jznye0iqYE

 

General Advice

10 Top Tips for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njeCxUspmHk