So I like making videos, but I’ve never studied filmmaking.
Here are my sketchnotes from the event:
It was great to reinforce the idea that all creative and technical decisions are made through the filter of the story. I found this breakdown of the components of stories that work useful as well:
- Compelling premise
- Interesting characters
- Memorable set pieces
- Clear genre
In addition to those big-picture ideas, it was the nitty gritty details of setting up a shot that will help me moving forward: showing the viewers a world they haven’t seen before by NOT relying on generic shots at eye level but instead changing the perspective and making the view wonder what is going on and work to understand it.