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Introducing Movies for Makers: A live web show just for artists and makers

 

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Have you been inspired to make videos for yourself after seeing a beautiful video of another artist or maker online? Today I have something especially for you.

I’m thrilled to share that fellow filmmaker Jen Lee and I are collaborating on a brand new web show that we’re calling Movies for Makers. Each episode will be a short, live video-making class especially for artists and makers.

 

 

We’ll launch Movies for Makers later this month with a season trailer and introductory content to get you started, followed by four weeks of episodes.

This first season we’re going to cover everything you need to know to get started making great videos yourself, including:

  • Choosing a camera and filming tips
  • How to be watchable: Looking great and being yourself on camera
  • Recording quality sound
  • Editing and sharing your videos
  • Types of videos to make as an artist or maker
  • Different ways to tell stories in your videos

Our focus will be on simplicity, working with minimal gear and learning how to do it yourself.

We invite you to join us by subscribing to our Movies for Makers email list (below) – we’ll send you invites to join us for the live experience, links to episodes afterwards, plus more video-making resources to help you get started now.

Now it’s your turn…

What sorts of videos do YOU want to make around your creative work?

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

  • Zach I have a quick question for you and not sure if I should ask it here or not But are you using Zoom

    or something else that involves OBS or other encoders?

    • For simplicity we used Zoom to record. Depending on the viewing mode, it’ll either show the whole group, or only the person who’s speaking (in which case it’ll automatically live switch between people). Then the bumpers, intros, and outros were recorded separately and edited in after the live portion.

      OBS is great but for many it’s overkill. I’m currently playing with OBS not just for live streams, but also recorded content that I’d effectively “live switch” to edit on the fly instead editing afterwards. It may be a good solution to help get unstuck in the editing phase by virtually removing it altogether for some types of videos.

 

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