The Online Film School Boot Camp is a free educational resource for aspiring filmmakers to achieve a solid foundation of skills for independent filmmaking.

-Trent arms crosses bottom crop2About the Film School: Trent Duncan created the Online Film School Boot Camp to provide a solid foundation of filmmaking skills for young aspiring filmmakers or individuals seeking a career in film or video production. With the comprehensive knowledge of filmmaking taught by Trent in his Online Film School Boot Camp, individuals will gain the basic fundamentals of independent filmmaking and are better prepared for becoming an independent filmmaker. If you are looking to attend a film school, the educational skills learned from the Online Film School Boot Camp can provide you with an advantage over other students seeking admission.

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What the Videos Teach

SCREENWRITING
The Screenwriting portion of the Online Film School Boot Camp will teach you about the basics of a 3 ACT structure that is used in all Hollywood movies. It will teach you when and what to reveal to your audience in each ACT of the movie. The screenwriting video also explains character development, conflict, the stakes, transformational arc, and tips on Indie scriptwriting.

DIRECTING
The Directing portion of the Online Film School Boot Camp teaches about the role and responsibility of a Director on the set of an independent production. He is usually the creator of the project and is in charge of the overall concept, design, and implementation of the production. The directing video will explain breaking down the script, auditions, working with actors and crew on set, and post production.

PRODUCTION
The Production portion of the Online Film School Boot Camp teaches the planning and dissemination of all things leading up to and during a film shoot. Pre-Production is extremely important and it sets the tone for the organization and professionalism of the entire film shoot. The production video will teach you of the various important positions on an Indie film set, script breakdown and scheduling, technical scouts, auditioning, documentation, and set etiquette.

CINEMATOGRAPHY & SOUND
The Cinematography portion of the Online Film School Boot Camp teaches about the role and responsibility of a Cinematographer on the set of an independent production. As a cinematographer, the entire picture quality rests on your shoulders. The cinematography video teaches basic camera functions, cinematography rules and concepts, responsibilities in pre-production and on set, and the basic concepts of sound.

LIGHTING
The Lighting portion of the Online Film School Boot Camp teaches about the fundamentals of 3-point lighting used by industry professionals around the world. Even though you may not have professional equipment at your disposal, this section is meant to showcases the uses of various lighting equipment, which will allow you to utilize and manipulate your own equipment to achieve similar results. The lighting video teaches 3 point lighting, various lighting techniques and concepts, and interior versus exterior lighting.

POST-PRODUCTION
The Post-Production portion of the Online Film School Boot Camp covers basic editing techniques, Internet video hosting, and film festivals. Your project is almost finished, so make sure you wrap up all the loose ends.

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