Do you remember the first time you saw the Matrix? That moment early in the movie when Trinity was attacked and she jumped up in the air and for a moment the world stopped, time froze, and filmmaking was never the same again. People were excited and young filmmakers such as myself were wondering, “how’d they do that?” That curiosity is what led me to want to know more and more about what goes into making films and the art of storytelling that drives it. And there’s a lot to it, but it’s not as abstract and unattainable as you might think, and with technology these days, it’s become even easier. But where do you start?
Let’s say you have a great idea for a film short or a documentary, or an animation you want to do, or maybe you want to dive right in a start shooting a feature length film, but you don’t know the first thing about telling a story through moving picture. That’s really what this series is all about. We’re going to go behind the scenes of filmmaking and show you what goes into making your own film from pre-production, to editing, to selecting the right lenses for your camera, and of course, when it’s all done, getting eyes on it, distributing it, because you want your story seen and heard by many people. We’re also going to take a look at some of today’s hottest films, and look for those “how’d they do that” moments and dissect them for you.
Thanks for joining us for the very first episode of Behind the Scenes. You can subscribe right here. If you’ve got any questions you’d like me to answer, put them in the comments and I might make a video answering it. Check back in tomorrow as we’re going to release one show per day from April 30th to May 4th.
I’ll see you tomorrow.