Curious about documentaries but a little fuzzy on the definition? Understanding the different forms of documentary filmmaking can improve your craft as a video creator, and broaden your horizons as a viewer.
Storytelling the Stillmotion Way: Part 1
Learn about the art of storytelling from the folks at Stillmotion, starting with the four P's of storytelling: People, Place, Plot, and Purpose.
Weekend Challenge: One-Shot Video
Read about our process in making the one-shot wonder Vimeo Video Jam, and then make your very own!
Creator Q&A: The Founders of One Day on Earth
Learn about One Day on Earth from the guys who created it, Kyle Ruddick and Brandon Litman.
Advanced Green Screen Featured
Our Senior Editor + Motion Designer Bill Bergen takes us through the advanced green screen effects used in a new Vimeo original!
Gels and Light Diffusion
Properly diffused light with appropriate gels is one of the easiest ways to make your video look super slick and professional. Here's a quick overview.
How to make a Behind the Scenes (BTS) video
Learn all of the components of a typical BTS video so you can better document the making of a project, and give audiences a better understanding and appreciation of the final video.
Q&A with our "Magic Hour" Weekend Project Winners
In this lesson, we invite the winners of the "Magic Hour" Vimeo Weekend Project to take to the podium as guest professors. Listen up close and learn from their experience. Their insight may just help you win the next Weekend Project!
Making of The Seed
This is a collection of movies, storyboards and images taken during the making of short film 'The Seed', which I directed. It was produced by Nexus Productions. Watch the finished…
Tutorial 3 - Lighting - Shot Design - Cinematography
Learn what makes great looking images in film, music videos etc. It's not always the camera but how you design the shots. In this 3rd tutorial I try to explain how I setup a restaurant…
JESS3 Gmail Making Of Video
It's incredible to think about how much time and energy goes into the making of a short 30-second spot. But when you're talking stop-motion animation, it takes hours and hours to produce…
FULL VERSION: How to Make a Treatment
Nina Rosenblum, acclaimed documentary film director, guides you through the basics of how to make a documentary film treatment. To participate in the Shooting Poverty film competition…
Exeter Shot -- Making Of
Brief making of showing some process from modelling to final composition and color grading. http://www.thirdseventh.com/
The Mentawai, Behind the Scenes Documentary
A behind the scenes look at my trip to Siberut, Indonesia with Cale and Will. To read the original blog/journal entry, with more information and drama that went on behind the lense,…
The Story Beyond the Still "The Cabbie" - Behind The Scenes
Introducing the first user-generated HD Video Contest where photographers become filmmakers, and we all see beyond the still. To kick off the contest, Canon asked me to interpret what…
Vancouver Film School, 3d Animation & VFX. ------------------------------------------------------ The main challenge: to float the guy without wire. All visual elements by Andrew…
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