Whether we’re making a video, writing a story, or creating photographs, the key element in almost all successful works is effective communication. What does your creation say to the viewer? Does it say anything at all? In this video, The Basic Filmmaker, discusses this topic to try and help you find what you want to say.
Regardless of whether you shoot photography or video, or what kind of gear you shoot with, the one thing we all have complete control over is our composition. There’s a lot written about composition, about the “rule of thirds”, golden ratios, and leading lines, but composition can be a difficult one to grasp.
Kevin, the Basic Filmmaker talks about composition and developing your eye in this video. But not in the way you might think. He talks specifically about something I used to struggle with all the time, and occasionally still do. And that’s ignoring things in the background and edges of the shot that I should be paying attention to!
This morning, when I looked at my YouTube subscription feed, I came across one from Kevin at The Basic Filmmaker titled How to punch time in the face! It seemed intriguing, so I had a watch. Later in the day, another video from photographers Denae and Andrew called I don’t have time for photography was suggested to me by YouTube.
Time is our single most valuable asset as a creative. It doesn’t matter whether we’re a filmmaker, photographer, writer, painter, sculptor, musician or any other kind of creative. We never seem to have enough time. Both of these videos address this issue, and they both do it in excellent, but different ways.