Thank you very much, I was thinking of doing something like this (just this morning) at my local church hall, it’s right next to my house! I teach photography at work as a beginners course and you are right I learnt so much by preparing the course material and answering questions, it’s rewarding from both sides. I will download your material and have a look. Once again thanks for sharing.
I get you. I am just saying that a iPhone is not very inspiring and won’t get you into the headspace of cinematography. I found that going on YouTube and forums asking about my cinelens and bmpcc gave me so much feedback, something that wouldn’t of happened if I searched, “filming on an iPhone” in YouTube
With my learnt knowledge I started shooting at work little jobs and we have now created a small crew and grown a bit. Would anyone at work have taken me seriously if I had said, hey I will shoot to client on my iPhone. You can only do what is avaible but if someone tells you hey, it’s fine with an iphone, I think that is poor advice.
Hi Jennifer, I started learning by buying a Bmpcc 1st edition off eBay with a Veydra Lens for less than the price of an iPhone. I learnt so much about manual focus, dynamic range, shutter angles (none of which are available on an iPhone) learning the technical stuff allowed me to see the bigger picture, I got the free version of DaVinci Resolve and started editing, exactly the same as they would in Hollywood (BMPCC was used on several Hollywood films and graded in DaVinci Resolve). I became technically capable with the year. For less than the price of an iPhone (I am not saying get an Arri Alexa).
I am sorry but I have to disagree on the majority of what you say. If you want to progress and become better at filming the iPhone is not going to help with learning frame rates, shutter speed, aperture. Without lights you are never going to learn the importance of them or practice. Without some accessories I.e a tripod, nd and polarising filters you are not going to understand why you are not achieving the look you want. What I mean is that in order to progress you need to learn, read books on film, classical painting, emotion, lighting. Without understanding of light and film you won’t get anywhere and without some half decent equipment you won’t be able to experiment. (Buy it second hand, borrow it if money is an issue, and it usually is). Learn, practice and learn practice again. I have learnt a lot from your articles in the past but from my own experience you need to have something to learn and practice with, it will give you confidence.