Asked • 07/06/19

Good learning resources for 'non-technical' aspects of filmmaking?

I am a relative newcomer to video production but have a background in still photography. This means that I have a good understanding of things like ISO/aperture/shutter speeds/resolution/etc. (and have already checked how these ideas transfer to moving images). I also have a lot of experience with Adobe CS and similar software, and some brief tinkering suggests that, at least for now, finding my way around Premiere/After Effects won't be too much of a problem. But when I look at books for amateur filmmakers, it seems that 90% of the book is usually taken up with stuff like "this is what a DSLR is" or "this is how you import a clip into Premiere". In other words, stuff a technically competent individual could figure out on their own.I, on the other hand, am interested in learning about artistic/creative techniques that are harder to learn by osmosis. Some examples of the kinds of thing I have in mind: - how to plan and frame shots so that you end up with good variety of source material that can be edited into an interesting sequence; - how to imbue documentary style footage with a narative; - how to frame particular types of subject (e.g. how to position the camera for a talking head interview). - creative ways of making boring/static subjects more interesting; - how to manage on location when you have limited ability to control the light; - how to time the editing of shots/clips to achieve the right tempo; - how and when to transition between shots to get professional-looking results; - how to get source footage and music to work together harmoniously; - tips for colour grading from an artistic perspective (i.e. I know how to shift the colours, but I would like to learn more about when and in what ways this is typically done for various artistic ends).This list is non-exhaustive, but hopefully gives an indication of the kind of thing I am looking for. Hence, my question is:**Can anybody recommend one or two good learning resources for this kind of artistic/'non-technical' aspect of filming and editing?**

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