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Series: Media Arts


4 Tips to Get Maximum Impact with Minimum Resources

4 Tips to Get Maximum Impact with Minimum Resources

Without an unlimited budget or a fully-kitted-out film studio, it might seem nearly impossible to produce a professional looking video that will capture an audience’s attention. In this short video, Shamita explains four easy tips that will...Show More
Acting in Film

Acting in Film

In ‘Animal Kingdom’, David Michôd’s casting choices make the characters all the more chilling and compelling to watch. In ‘The Dressmaker’, actors’ experiences, talents and natural inclinations are given room to shine. This programme...Show More
Aerial Cinematography and Drones

Aerial Cinematography and Drones

With the ease of access to drones, aerial shots have almost become ubiquitous. In this video Philip shows you how to get truly cinematic aerial shots and sequences, whether you've just picked up your first drone or are an experienced operator.
Alex's Biggest Mistakes

Alex's Biggest Mistakes

Making mistakes is an essential part to learning one's craft. In this episode Alex opens up about his biggest on-set mistakes from dropping lenses, to under-exposing shots on his Academy-award nominated short film "Johnny Flynton". He goes on to...Show More
An Introduction to Making Movies

An Introduction to Making Movies

Writer, director and actress Matilda Brown talks film: from the development of an idea to the cinema release. It's a complex process involving tons of equipment, hundreds of people, enormous persistence and years of work.
Calibrating Colour

Calibrating Colour

In this video, Ollie takes us through the process of building custom LUTs on set for monitoring. He shows how simple steps before rolling the camera can ensure everyone on set is connected with the image and able to see how the film’s look is...Show More
Career Advice

Career Advice

In the final episode Adam closes the series with career advice, including his tips and guidelines for working well with directors and producers.
Case Study:

Case Study: "SNL Title Sequence"

Alex opens the series with an overview of its content, then dives straight into a case study on visual style using the SNL 40th anniversary title sequence.
Case Study: Nike TVC

Case Study: Nike TVC

In the final episode of the series Vincent takes us through his process for a high-end corporate commercial based on his work on the Nike Flyknit TVC. He explains his steps from conception through the proposal and bid, budgeting, storyboarding...Show More
Colour Correction

Colour Correction

With colour correction being such an integral facet of filmmaking, Alex talks about it briefly in this episode, sharing the precise correct order of events that he employs to ensure he gets the best results when correcting footage either on a...Show More
Colour Management

Colour Management

With everything now set to record, Ollie focuses on how simple colour and contrast management in production can maximise the quality of your digital negative. From using probes to ensure camera monitors are calibrated, to using charts to ensure...Show More
Constructing Scenes to Engage

Constructing Scenes to Engage

In this episode we continue to examine complex and combined camera movements, with the emphasis on sequencing to create an effective and engaging scene. Using examples from a range of classic films such as "The Shawshank Redemption" and...Show More
Creating a Palette

Creating a Palette

In the first episode of the series, Ollie introduces us to the concept of “Directing Colour” as he begins to produce a commercial for a boutique catering company. He takes us through the process of how he developed a colour palette for their...Show More
Creative Process

Creative Process

In this Miniclip, students are introduced to practical strategies to help form an effective creative workflow for a tackling a project of their own. Students will learn how to develop an idea through brainstorming, how to create an appropriate...Show More
Day Exteriors

Day Exteriors

Alex tackles one of the most difficult shots to shoot on a budget - the day exterior. Using the SNL sketch "New Day" as a case study he walks us through a complete breakdown of how he lit and shot it all in just one afternoon. Afterwards we look...Show More
Deconstructing Colour I

Deconstructing Colour I

With production wrapped on the commercial, Ollie brings us into the grading suite to discuss how contrast can be introduced in post-production to add depth. Ollie also shows us examples from ‘The Crown’ to reinforce this.
Deconstructing Colour II

Deconstructing Colour II

As we continue looking at post-production, Ollie shows how hue and saturation can be used to direct the viewer's eye in the frame. Using examples from ‘Blade Runner 2049’, Ollie demonstrates how this technique can be used most effectively in...Show More
Deconstructing Colour III

Deconstructing Colour III

In the final episode of the series Ollie delves into the most exciting part of colour grading - conveying mood and eliciting emotion with colour. He shows us how this is used so effectively in ‘Whiplash’, where colour becomes a signifier to...Show More
Deconstructing Doc Style

Deconstructing Doc Style

Continuing the discussion on visual styles, Alex takes us through the different sub-genres within the popular 'doc style', which has gained popularity in both narrative and factual filmmaking.
DSLR Primer

DSLR Primer

In this episode Alex offers a complete studio primer on how to get the most cinematic shots from DSLR cameras.
Filmmakers Talk About Copyright

Filmmakers Talk About Copyright

Filmmakers discuss what motivates the to create, how they use other people's work, and the difference between copying and being inspired by copyrighted material.
Getting Started with Visual Subtext

Getting Started with Visual Subtext

In the final episode of the series Alex looks at how to begin introducing visual subtext to your own works. He reviews the primary sources for subtext and gives examples of each, before concluding with an explanation of how he attempted to...Show More
How to Get Started on Your Video for Change

How to Get Started on Your Video for Change

In this short video, Charlie shows you the basics of how to get started on creating a video to inspire change in society. With four easy-to-follow tips, viewers will learn the importance of background research, choosing the right message, and...Show More
How to Inspire Positive Social Change

How to Inspire Positive Social Change

Making your audience care about your message is a skill that many filmmakers continue to develop throughout their careers. This programme looks at seven easy ways to ensure a video’s message about social change hits its audience exactly where...Show More
How, When, and Why to Move the Camera

How, When, and Why to Move the Camera

We continue our study of camera motion as Vincent guides us through more complex moves, again using classic examples from Hollywood's greatest films. We look at using camera motion to satisfy coverage principles, touch on actor blocking and...Show More