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Go behind-the-scenes with this informative filmmaker commentary that dives deep into Blake's DIY filmmaking process. The goal being to not only share how he made the 20 short films in 20 days, but to teach and inspire you to do the same. And by the way, this applies to all kinds of indie filmmaking - not just making movies with smartphones.
What will you learn?
- His daily process of how he made the 20 short films in 20 days using an iPhone and how you can apply this to your own projects
- A general overview of the video camera app called FiLMiC Pro V6 (legacy version).
- A breakdown and overview of the gear and DIY filmmaking methods used for all 20 short films through a filmmaker commentary track
- 10 practical tips for starting an indie project like this including some general best practices for shooting and editing
- This is NOT a technical series. It's more about the thought process and inspiration that you need to do zero budget, DIY short films and movies
- And speaking of tech - while the phone tech has changed since these short films were made, the process has not - and that's the main point. Don't worry about the tech as much as you do actually getting out there and making a film.
On our YouTube channel we focus a lot on the tools and tech that get used for making films - and we love that stuff. But, technology changes all the time, and so we also like to share the craft and many techniques that we've learned over the past 15 plus years making films professionally.
Who is this for?
- This series is for anyone interested in our do-it-yourself style of indie filmmaking using a smartphone (or whatever camera you have). So whether you're a beginner just getting started or are experienced and looking to try something different or new.
Also included in this series are special savings offers for our mobile filmmaking training courses Smartphone Cinematography 101 and LumaFusion Color Grading 101. So if you enroll in this behind-the-scenes series you can SAVE 20% on those courses.
NOTE: If you're looking for a more hands-on style course about how to make a short film from start-to-finish you might consider The DIY Short Film Guide.
Please note: This is NOT a "lecture-style" online training series. While Blake discusses how he made the films and what he did on each - it is through a filmmaker commentary track as you watch the movies. The FiLMiC Pro and FCPX segments are tutorial-style training. This series is designed as a behind-the-scenes look at our DIY filmmaking approach and is not overly technical.
We also sell this series on Vimeo if you'd prefer to watch it on that platform. Thank you!
Blake Calhoun is an award-winning filmmaker who over the past 15+ years has made a variety of feature films, short films, and digital series along with hundreds of commercials and corporate projects. He's also been creating video and telling stories with an iPhone since 2012, and is the founder of the popular mobile filmmaking YouTube channel The iPhoneographers.