Shooting Solo As a One-Person Film Crew
Making a documentary doesn't have to be complicated! Learn how to film solo as a one-person crew.
Filmmaking solo does not mean you have to degrade the quality of your film!
While working on a crew does bring a beautiful spirit of collaboration, filming as a one-person band also comes with its benefits. These advantages include:
1) You have less costs
2) You work more freely
3) You have a lighter footprint, so subjects aren't as self-conscious.
4) You don't draw as much attention to yourself, which gives more access to closed worlds.
5) You can be more spontaneous.
6) You can make more films, which opens more doors.
In fact, I've shot most of films as a solo-woman band, and the most frequent comment I receive at film festivals is: "I thought you had a whole crew!"
After filming solo several countries, I’ve developed many hacks to wear multiple hats at once and make high quality films. I’m so excited to share these 7 techniques in this course so you can make high production value films as a one-person band.
Tip 1: Repeat Motions
Tip 2: Swap The Tripod
Tip 3: Keep a Wide Running
Tip 4: Simplify (no really, simplify)
Tip 5: Sound Round
Tip 6: SFX Are Your Best Friend
Tip 7: Build A Strong Story
An important note
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