Not just a random assortment of clips, slung together on iMovie.
Or yet another mishmash of shaky grainy footage that only your cat is willing to watch, and even she is getting worn out.
How about making a story-based micro film that you’re actually excited to share?
That sounds great! But if you don’t have the time or money to go to a full time film school or sift through thousands of hours of boring online tutorials, or haunt the forums like it’s your job, then what’s your move?
You don’t have to make bad videos for the next 10 years, toiling away at your computer, wondering why your micro films still look kind of amateur, or worse, too afraid to even try. Wondering what you could have made if you had just gone for it!
Instead of being alone in the dark, you can go on this journey with someone whose been there.
You can learn from a more experienced micro-filmmaker who understands what it takes to go from shaky beginner to confident pro. That’s me, btw. 🙂
I started out my filmmaking journey when I was 15.
I was lucky enough to go to a high school that had a film program. After graduation I went on to study acting. Many years and a lot of hyjinx later, I came back to filmmaking. The digital revolution was fully in progress, and I could get a DSLR camera that shot better video than the TV shows of my youth.
But it wasn’t all tulips, and roses, and easy fun times on my filmmaking journey.
In fact there were a whole lot of hard times. Lots of confusion. Lots of messing around. And a lot of time wasted. And that’s what I want to save you from.
Huh? What do you mean by freedom?
My goal with this website and the courses I teach and the videos I make is to give you creative freedom as a solo microfilmmaker.
Microfilmmaking means picking up your camera, some simple audio gear, and going out into the field to capture a story that ignites your imagination.
You don’t need a Hollywood crew or a sycophant assistant.
You just need a semi-functional brain, some creative bones, the willingness to roll up your sleeves, and couple of tech tools that go along with a system and some basic skills.
So why would you want to go on your microfilmmaking journey alone?
Maybe that’s an unfair comparison. I’d wager that climbing Everest is a lot more difficult than learning how to make engaging micro films. But still. Doing it alone is no backyard picnic.
I can say that confidently because I’ve been there.
Looking for a guide in a cluttered online world filled with disgruntled techies whose answers are so full of complicated jargon that deciphering them is like trying to read a Dead Sea Scroll. This can be an adventure at best and a nightmare at worst.
I say, let’s fast forward your journey a little bit.
Okay, a BIG bit.
Let’s actually just cut your journey in half. At least!
The purpose of this website is to give you freedom.
First and foremost. But there’s more.
I want to set your creativity on fire.
To empower you by giving you the tools and know-how you need to go out and make a micro film.
To show you that it’s doable.
It’s possible. And you might as well just get down to it.
And trust me, it’s 1000% possible.
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