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Hollywood Film School: Filmmaking & TV Directing Masterclass

Learn How to Be a Working Hollywood Director, Take Your Filmmaking, Film School & Video Production to the Next Level.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 5h 1m
Language: English
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“By far, the best director and cinematography course on the Internet.” – Nate Carroll
Want to learn how great directors create award-winning films? Want to learn how to become a working Hollywood director in Television or Film?
In this online course you’ll learn When to Move the Camera in your next film and video production. The key here is that camera movement must be invisible. It should serve the story without calling attention to itself. Next, learn How To Move the Camera most effectively by systematically fulfilling Five Tasks when designing each moving master shot. Finally, learn how a master of visual design like Zemeckis customizes his application of these Five Tasks to the unique demands of each scene.
They DON’T teach you this in Film School!
THIS COURSE IS AMAZING!!! I’m learning SO FREAKIN MUCH from it, and it’s totally blowing my mind. Thanks so much to Gil and Alex for putting this course together. I’m a director working on my first horror film, which has a bit of action in it, and this course is totally giving me rocket boots. If you have more courses from Gil, please let me know and TAKE MY MONEY! – Colby R Rice
Excellent content. But you’d better pay attention or you will miss something. This course is packed with loads or useful and well explained stuff. – Mr Mick Farmer
Instructor is clearly in command of craft and engages with questions, simple explanations and familiar examples. Video and audio are excellent. – Bill Halford
Veteran film and television director Gil Bettman will teach you how to enhance drama and heighten action by using different lenses. This is the key to Lensmanship – the technique which Spielberg borrowed from Wells, Kubrick and others to transform the look of today’s films.
Once you have grasped Lensmanship you are ready for the final lesson — How to Shoot Action Sequences. Gil will show you how Kathryn Bigelow, John Woo and others ignite the screen by putting the camera in the right place and using the right lenses. Here’s what will be covered in the course.
•Why you must shoot with a moving camera
•When to move the camera 
•Why all camera movement should be invisible
•The three kinds of camera movement that are always invisible
•How to move the camera – shoot the best moving master shot
•The five tasks of a moving master:
•Establishes geography and believability
•Eliminates edits
•Generates eye candy
•Focuses the audience on the center of the drama
•Picks up coverage
•How to customize the five tasks to each scene
•Examples: dailies from:
•Movies for TV
•Low budget features
•Big budget features directed by Bob Zemeckis
•How the look of 3 different lenses is the key to understanding all lenses
•The three ways that lenses change the look of a shot
•Field of Vision
•Depth of Field
•Shooting Action 
•The 3 key components to shooting action
•Put the camera in the right place
•Breaking down your shots
•Put the right lens on the camera
•How lenses affect motion in the frame
•Get the right number of pieces
•How coverage heightens energy
•How to shoot a chase
•How to shoot a fight
Very helpful. Adds depth to your understanding and intuitive insights which you surely had if you happened to play with video shooting and editing without doing any learning beforehand. It’s enriching. The movie samples are great as the clarify the points. Love it! – Yosi Tsitsu
So what are you waiting for. Jump start your filmmaking career as a film director. 

You will learn

✓ Direct a short film, feature film or any narrative content.


• A love for filmmaking and directing the camera
• Understand basic filmmaking concepts

This course is for

• Independent Filmmakers
• Webseries Directors
• Television Directors
• Film Students
• Anyone who wants to learn how to move the camera to better tell the story
• Cinematographers
• Film Producers
Filmmaking, Screenwriting & Best Selling Instructors
IFH Courses is a creator, publisher and distributor of high-quality online courses covering all avenues of the filmmaking, screenwriting, post-production, and social media/marketing crafts. Think of it as the ultimate online film school. We bring together industry-leading experts from all disciplines so you can learn from the best. Filmmakers, Screenwriters & Content Creators are our passion!
Our expert instructors will teach you skills that will have an immediate positive impact on your career or business.
You’ll find his approach to our courses a bit raw and real. That’s because I care about my students, fellow artists, and filmmakers. He has seen and personally made many missteps over the years and he wants to help you avoid making the same costly mistakes. The industry is abusive to the newcomer and he hopes Indie Film Hustle can help you navigate the shark-infested waters of the film industry.
We also are the founder of Bulletproof Screenwriting, Filmtrepreneur, IFH Academy, and Indie Film Hustle TV, the world’s first streaming service dedicated to filmmakers, screenwriters, and content creators. Think Netflix for Filmmakers.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 5h 1m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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