I thought I’d share something a bit different today with a video of scenes from the weekend! It’s pretty much what happens when we have a relaxing weekend in London (with a bit of creative direction! 😉 )
I love the films Xanthe shares on Instagram and have long been and admirer of her work. It’s full of colour, creativity and happiness. I tried my hand at a video a while ago (you can see it here) and for a long time have wanted to join the 10 week course she runs. But one way or another either the timing wasn’t right or I didn’t quite have the funds. As luck would have it I won a place through a competition she was running and was totally thrilled.
Each week she shares something new to learn with a film prompt to help put it in practice. So for the next 10 weeks I’m going to pop them up on here. I figure the more I share them, the more confident I’ll get at filming.
The first week was all about getting started with filming with an introduction to filming and editing, plus six starting shots. Then to put it all into practice we had a prompt to put together scenes from the weekend, a 60 second video we can post to Instagram (longer versions also encouraged over on Vimeo)
I took so much away from the first week, here’s a few things I’ve learnt on the Make Films course so far:
- There’s a lot more to filming than it seems after just filming on the iPhone until now.
- A collection of six starting shots makes an immediate impact to your filming skills.
- It’s a really fun challenge switching from photos to filming. You should definitely try it!
- I’m much more uncomfortable and awkward in front of a rolling camera. But I figure the more I do it, the less bothered I’ll get?
- I have total respect for fashion bloggers. I got James to film a few seconds and I felt so awkward just asking and then filming in public.
Hope you like it and don’t mind something a little different! I’m looking forward to seeing what else I can create to share with you, but there’ll be other posts going on in between.