MWCFA Tutorials and Webinars

January 29th, 2015

Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy 2014

A few months ago, we mentioned the Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy, taking place November 5-8, 2014. There, they had a series of lectures and seminars about everything Christian filmmaking. If you were unable to attend this event but still wanted to learn more about the Christian filmmaking industry, never fear! The MWCFA website now contains many different tutorials and webinars on a variety of subjects.

A trailer for last year's academy.

For a $50 fee, you'll have access to 14 different webinars, such as:

-Getting Started as a Filmmaker by George Escobar

-Acting in the Christian Film Industry by Rebekah Cook

-An Introduction to Motion Graphics for Film by Andrew Bartlett

Or, if you're interested in a free tutorial, they recently posted a video on Adobe Premiere. If any of this interests you, be sure to check out www.mwcfa.org for details!

Tutorial: DIY Boom Pole

October 30th, 2013

For anyone who has or has had a boom mic, you may realize once you get it that you need a boom pole to go along with it. How else will you be able to get good sound out of your boom mic unless you place it right over your actor on camera? So, when you venture over to Amazon to purchase a boom pole, you tend to see a recurring theme - they're expensive... Very expensive. So, if you're anything like me, you realize you don't want to pay $100+ for a long stick to attach a microphone to, and would rather look for a different solution.

So, today I thought I'd share this video with you that I found while looking for a cheap way to make a boom pole. He has some very great ideas on how to make one very inexpensively using much cheaper things, like a light bulb changer. Hopefully this video will be useful to you in trying to build a boom pole!

Tutorial: Frugal Lighting Equipment

July 8th, 2013

Frugal Lighting Equipment Tutorial

For anyone looking to learn more about lighting equipment (What kind to use, how to make it, where to put it, etc.) There's a great post about all of this over on Jordan Hake's Hub Page. If you want to know more about the ins and outs of lighting, he has some great suggestions for you to try. Jordan Hake (whom we spotlighted a while back) has a number of interesting hubs and tutorials useful for film making. Be sure to read his post here to learn more about lighting techniques and tricks, and explore for more information on his page!

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