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Defining Cinematic: Creating With Intention

Lesson 3 from: The Cinematic Filmmaking Workshop

RJ Bruni

Defining Cinematic: Creating With Intention

Lesson 3 from: The Cinematic Filmmaking Workshop

RJ Bruni

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3. Defining Cinematic: Creating With Intention

Lesson Info

Defining Cinematic: Creating With Intention

(Bright intro music) Often, when I run into people interested in getting into filmmaking, the conversation usually goes, "It's super expensive. I don't know what drone to get. Which gimble should I get? I don't have a camera that shoots slow motion." I can tell you right now, that for the most part none of these things really matter. Let's rewire our thoughts a little bit. We're constantly hearing this word cinematic, but what does that actually mean? The definition of cinematic means, to relate to motion pictures. Often, we can get fixated on drones and steady cam movements and slow motion. But, let's think about that. If we watch a film, how often is slow motion being used? You might see a shot or two every now and then or maybe they'll commit to a whole scene once in the movie. But, for the most part everything's in real time. The same goes for even steady cam movements and drones. Most of the time, we're seeing this very organic handheld movement or tripod. There's no doubt that ...

drones and steady cam movements and slow motion can create beautiful footage. And there's absolutely a place for it in filmmaking. Later on in the workshop, we'll go over how to use these techniques and create with intention. But, just remember, they're not necessary for getting to filmmaking. Will we use them? Yes. Are they cinematic? Yes. Are they absolutely necessary? No. There's more that goes into cinematic filmmaking than just those techniques. It's about storytelling. Tools like lens choices, camera movement, color grading, lighting, composition. These are all tools that we can use intentionally to make sure the emotion coming across on screen tells the story that we're wanting to share with the world.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Live Lesson: Feedback and Q&A Session with RJ
RJ's Final Film | SHARED EARTH
Email Questionnaire
Project Breakdown
Scene Breakdown
Creative Deck

Ratings and Reviews

Dani
 

I LOVE this workshop - I have been wanting to film my own 'home life' movies as I am a photographer but I wanted to add even more memories. This workshop has added so much value to how, why, when, and what the process is of film-making for film-making. Thanks to RJ for sharing all his amazing information while being clear, precise, and informative. I am excited to film my next 'home life' film!

Alex Bocajj
 

Great insights into Rj's process. Really enjoyed it all. Rj is smooth and easy to learn from. Loved the "in-field" BTS and going thru the motions live. Looking forward to more material.

Patti Sohn
 

Really informative and inspiring. One of the best video tutorials I have watched.

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