Congratulations to all for a fantastic Trimester One. Those of us (including me) that have just finished studying hard for our exams, they are over and now we have a extra couple of weeks off to soak up the….sun? If only it was summer, oh well.
So whilst you are all rugged up by the fire, sipping on your double shot vanilla, soy milk, extra chocolate mocha chino, (just order a mocha people). Why not begin to plan you’re My Deakin World entry?
‘But Nathan,’ I hear you ask. ‘I have no idea where to begin’.
Well that’s what I’m here for. This week’s blog we are looking at how to find that extra spark of creativity.
Now whether you’re a pro filmmaker or a budding enthusiast our creativity starts with a spark. So let’s look at where we might first be able to work on our skills.
I have very recently been introduced to this fantastic site. It’s more or less an amazing database full of tutorials that aim to improve your practical skills. I recommend heading on over to the video category which tackles everything film. Now the best part is they have videos ranging from Beginners to Advanced so you are sure to find heaps of tutorials that will help you along with your Short Film.
Skillfeed works likes Lynda. A great database full of videos ranging from how to make IPhone videos to advanced DSLR camera tricks and beyond. It’s a great and worthy look.
The largest video sharing website is also my favourite site for outsourcing hints, tips and inspiration. If you have a query, someone out there has made a video about it.
My top channel for you to take a look at is Filmriot. The team at Filmriot main goal is how to make films with little to no budget. They have accumulated a tonne of tutorials for viewers to watch. From iPhone filmmaking for beginners, to high tech filmmaking for all you advanced filmmakers. It’s a highly rewarding watch.
So there you have it, forget Netflix and what overdramatic storylines Home and Away and Neighbours seem to be pumping out this week. Get thinking and inspired by these following websites.
I’ll finish off this blog with a link to a fantastic short film A day in the life of a first year [Harvard] student. This short film is super simple yet extremely effective and highlights perfectly on Anthony’s world at Harvard. So know it’s your turn to tell us your world at Deakin.
Good luck on your results.