Basic Film Concepts

In addition to the design concepts used in framing a shot, you’ll want to understand some fundamental filmmaking concepts.

There’s nothing more important than having a solid, manageable, and achievable plan for your conceptual goal. Almost everybody in production lays out this plan in advance of the principle photography. You can’t run into the street with someone else’s expensive camera and not know what you’re going to shoot. CG takes time. Put together a good plan, and you’ll be set for a good production.

Planning a Production

Understanding the paradigm that conventional filmmakers use for their productions will give you a good structure for planning, creating, and managing your own projects. Most narrative films are ...

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