All the essentials! Storytelling basics, camera setup, frame rates, audio, natural light, editing, sfx and transitions.
THE GIMBAL BOOTCAMP
Detailed tutorials of each basic gimbal move. Plus focusing on gimbal, and complex gimbal moves using older gimbals.
THE HANDHELD BOOTCAMP
Stabilize your camera without gear! Plus handheld camera movements and “shaky cam”.
THE EDITING BOOTCAMP
Make your editing powerful. Step-by-step tutorials on importing, stringouts, transitions, sfx, and exporting (FCP X only).
THE GIMBAL MASTERCLASS
Beginner to advanced gimbal skills. Setup and balance; “ninja walk”; infield “real world” demonstration; narrative long-takes; advanced extension pole movements.
THE iPHONE FILMMAKER
A complete filmmaking course using only an iPhone – no other accessories! Watch me make a martial arts action short film. iPhone settings; “gimbal walk”; directing actors; full editing tutorial (FCP X).
PLANNING & PRE-PRODUCTION
Getting inspired, location research, budgeting, scheduling, and legal clearances. Avoid beginner mistakes!
Create emotionally compelling stories without a script or storyboards. My unique “story blueprint” that anyone can follow.
BTS SHOT BREAKDOWNS
A database of individual shots explained in detail. My exact gear settings, shooting techniques, and creative thought process.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS FILM FROM START TO FINISH
This intermediate-to-advanced project will take your skills even higher!
Watch me plan + execute a 5 day shoot. I’ll handle challenging situations like waterfalls, moving vehicles, live animals, and a crowded cultural festival. See how I create complex gimbal shots and advanced scene transitions. Watch as I make mistakes and improvise my way out of them – the most important skill of all!
This is not sugar-coated theoretical filmmaking in a controlled studio environment. This is a crash course in exactly what it’s like to make travel films in the real world, without a script or crew.
After this project you’ll be able to apply these skills and techniques to your unique filmmaking style.
Join me on a big adventure!