Learn the techniques pro filmmakers use to produce their best work.

More and more photographers are embracing video to create new revenue streams – often using equipment they already own. Whether you’re just getting started as a filmmaker or already working as a video pro, these classes will equip you with the expertise and understanding you need to succeed in this growing and competitive marketplace.
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Ready to master filmmaking and videography? This section contains everything you need to achieve high-quality results, from essential terminology and equipment to tried-and-tested techniques.

Cameras, lenses, stabilisation, lighting, frame rates, colour temperature – all of this and more is  included in this comprehensive introduction to filmmaking.

We’ll look at real estate videos, digital billboards, short film and documentary production, TV commercials, influencer-style content, brand and company videos – we’ll even work with drones!

Excited to call ‘Action!’ on your filmmaking journey? Press play and let’s get started.

Introduction to Filmmaking

Everything you need to get started
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  • 9 Classes
  • 3+ Hours 
  • Level: All Levels

In this 9-class course, Karl and the team introduce you to all the essential terminology, concepts and equipment in the world of filmmaking and videography.

You'll cover:

  • Codecs, formats and resolutions
  • Cameras, lenses and lights
  • Frame rates, shutter speeds and slow motion
  • Colour temperature, sound and stabilisation
  • And more...

Filmmaking Methods

Start capturing video like a pro
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Explore different methods and styles of filmmaking as you put your learning into practice.

You'll cover:

  • Real estate filmmaking
  • Aerial and drone filmmaking
  • Corporate interviews
  • Brand stings
  • Social media and influencer videos
  • Digital billboards

Advanced Filmmaking

Learn Professional filmmaking techniques from the pros
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Follow Karl and the team as they join top filmmaker Barry Makariou on the set of an exciting promotional film shoot. As Barry captures incredible slo-mo footage using cutting-edge techniques and equipment, you’ll discover the tools, strategies, and collaborations involved in producing top-level videography.

You'll cover:

  • Creating high-end promotional videos
  • Working to a client brief
  • Working with technical collaborators and talent
  • Lighting for advanced filmmaking
  • Super slo-mo and motion control

Video Editing and Post-Production

Master the post-production process
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Recording footage and sound is only part of the filmmaking process. Once you've captured your footage and audio, it's time to begin the post-production process.

In these classes, you'll cover every aspect of that process, mastering the skills you need to ensure your videos and films look, sound and feel fantastic.

You'll cover:

  • Video editing
  • Colour grading and effects
  • Graphics, titles and animation
  • Computers, drives and hardware
  • Retouching
  • And more...

These classes are currently in production and scheduled for release in 2023.

Documentaries and Short Films

Advance filmmaking

Karl is currently deep into a documentary film project about his other great passion: wreck-diving.

Once this exciting project is complete, it will form the basis of a series of classes about documentary filmmaking. These will appear alongside classes related to short-film production, including:

  • The making of The Guernsey Scallop Diver

These classes are currently in production.

Professional Filmmakers

Advice and insight from top professionals
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These top-flight professionals are all photographers who have embraced and harnessed the power of video. By adding filmmaking to their creative arsenal, these visual artists have broadened the services they offer and made themselves more competitive – and successful.

Check out their stories and learn from their experiences.

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Meet Your Tutors

Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years. Commissioned by leading global brands for his precise attention to detail and exquisite control of light, Karl is also known as an instructor who explains complex subjects clearly and effectively. Karl’s unique expertise and commitment to education has led him to work for Hasselblad Camera Company, Broncolor Lighting and Adobe, as well as to appearances on the BBC and elsewhere.

Barry Makariou

Barry Makariou is a world-renowned liquids photographer and director with 25+ years of experience. His clients include Mountain Dew, PepsiCo, Baileys, Milka, Coca-Cola, and many more. Barry loves to create immersive films using motion control, automation and slow-motion.

Benjamin Thoume

Ben T is head of video production here at Visual Education, which means he is in charge of the filming and editing process for all of our classes and live workshops. He has a degree in media production and is passionate about filmmaking and video editing.

Rammy Anwar

Rammy Anwar runs G6 MoCo, the UK's leading visual-engineering company specialising in rentals for high-speed motion control, tracking vehicle, and virtual production. He is a world-class visual engineer with expertise in high-speed cinema robots and emerging technology.

Personalised support

To help you make the most of our classes, we’ve made it easy to get in touch. Whether you have general photography questions or queries relating to specific classes, our knowledgeable team is here to help you achieve your goals.

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