"Look at it this way"
Or any way you like, really. It's surprising what you see (and don't see) when you start thinking frames. For a start, the eye wouldn't miss the dirty great ship just out of shot on the left.
Start seeing like a camera with Fine Cut Films
There are many ways to learn about the fascinating world of film and video.
You could apply for a job as a trainee researcher at one of the top broadcasters.
Or spend four years at film school.
Or simply pick up a camera and start shooting.
Those are all ways to learn - and all have plus and minus points.
But the quickest way to having a brilliant show reel is to book a place on one of Fine Cut Films' production courses.
Fine Cut Films Production Courses
The basics – from your first time with a camera to the final screening. This course comes in many shapes and sizes. We’ve run it as a one-week introduction to the business, three weeks full time, and at twelve weeks evenings and weekends.
From inspiration to finished news story. Two week course that starts from zero and builds to a final news bulletin. Incorporates many parts of other courses.
Plot and character construction, intricacies of dialogue, three-act and nine-act styles. Three week course; only available at certain times.
Story-shaping and visualisation for documentaries, corporate videos and travel features. Two days. Presumes quite a bit of knowledge of the medium.
A specialist workshop dealing with programme situations where you face opposing views. One day course with practical sessions. There's also a chance to see yourself as a television presenter.
A look at the difference between holiday scatter-gun shooting and the experience of the DoP. Three to five days.
Performing on screen. It's totally different from the stage experience. Custom courses designed to fit your background and knowledge.
Appearance, grooming, walking and talking. Voice techniques. Interview skills. One week full time.
Non-linear skills. The technical aspects and the aesthetic considerations. Visual rhythm, pace and timing. Cutting to music and creating an atmosphere. Three to five days.