PICK N MIX FILMS TO CREATE EACH MONTH!
This 12 month course is packed with inspiration and encouragement to tell your stories through video. With twelve film ideas to spark your creativity and capture your everyday life into a memory film, each month.
For five years now I’ve been making at least a film a month and each one is such a gift, as it transports me back to those moments every time I watch. This course is designed to show you how to do the same…
First it starts with a spark…a film prompt, story idea or shooting & editing technique. Through my years of teaching, I’ve seen that many people like a nudge with what to create. So I’m going to give you twelve starting points to choose from… to inspire and get you shooting each month. You’ll pick whatever idea fits in with what you’re doing that month.
There’ll be encouragement and motivation to build a film making habit, by setting personal goals, so you can be proud when you achieve them. Creativity breeds creativity, the more we do, the more we want to do.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a bunch of amazing memory films, full of details and moments from your life. A wonderful achievement and chance to look back…
Please note – This course is designed for people who are already shooting & editing but would like some more ideas for films and stories they can tell. There won’t be tutorials for getting started to shoot and edit your films – these can be found in my other courses.
MAKE FILMS OF YOUR LIFE... PRESERVING YOUR MOMENTS INTO STORIES... TO ENJOY NOW & IN YEARS TO COME.
LET ME SHARE THE COURSE DETAILS…
PROJECTS – Twelve film project ideas and inspiration to encourage you to make your own film each month. Each film project will focus on a different prompt, story idea or shooting & editing technique, which will be the theme to create your film.
SHOOTING – There will be tips of how to approach shooting your film & examples of films I’ve created, to inspire. The prompt is there to spark your creativity and get you motivated. Feel free to use your preferred camera. I’ll be sharing examples of films made with a DSLR, compact camera and on the iPhone.
EDITING – You can edit in your preferred editing program. I will show you some examples of the film projects that have been edited in iMovie… the “Behind The Scenes” will share how I approached editing. Offering tips and tricks along the way.
GOALS – There will be the opportunity to create a film each month. However the number of film projects you complete is entirely up to you – you could make more or less. I will guide and encourage you along the way.
FILM SCHEDULE – You will choose which film idea to focus on each month, depending on what’s happening in your life at the time and where in the world you are. For example, creating your “Summer Film” will happen at different times of the year, depending on whether you’re in the Northern or Southern hemisphere.
MONTHLY TIMETABLE – At the beginning of the course I will share goals and schedules for each month, for those of you who like to work this way, but of course, you’re also welcome to work at your pace.
SUPPORT – There will be emails of encouragement to support you along the way and time for Q&As each month.
COMMUNITY – The community gathers in a closed Facebook group (this is optional), for discussions and live Q&As. Plus, participants can ask questions within the course site. You will be part of a community all with the same goal – to make films regularly . When we do things together, we become accountable to each other.
SHARING – Your finished film projects can be hosted on Vimeo or YouTube and shared either within the Facebook group or on Instagram via the course hashtag. (You’re welcome to keep your films private if you choose.)
REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
Once you have paid via PayPal, you will receive an email inviting you to create a profile on this site. Once registered, you will have access to all of the content, once the course begins.
Course materials will be available for a further six months after the year finishes (18 months in total). Extended access is only available through paid monthly subscription and must be requested prior to your expiration date. Once you have accessed the course materials, no refunds are available under any circumstances.
To set aside some time to shoot and edit each month. How much time is up to you, depending on the films you’d like to make.
The ability to shoot video. Please feel free to use your favourite camera, whether it’s a DSLR, compact camera or even an mobile device…or a combination. It’s advisable to be familiar with your cameras and to have previously shot video, as this course won’t be covering all technical aspects of shooting. The shooting element is inspiration based with tips and guidance on what subjects to shoot and storytelling.
A computer with an editing program. It’s advisable to have already edited some films from start to finish. This course will be a great opportunity to refine your editing skills through regular practice. I won’t be sharing step by step editing… there will a look at how I edited some of the film projects.
Access to music sources that you have permission to use in your films. I will share my favourite places to find music if you need assistance.
- Access to the internet to view the course content – The course materials will be shared in my online learning site, with the ability to ask questions within there. Our community will be sharing their films via various online platforms.
- OPTIONAL – A Facebook account. I’m not the biggest fan of FB, I haven’t hosted a group there for years. But I feel it offers a space for people to gather and the ability to share our films and for me to host live Q&As.
- and lastly, but probably most importantly… a commitment to play, experiment, make films and have fun!
If you have any further questions… pop me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Xanthe gave me tools to understand every aspect of the filmmaking process and (more importantly) inspiration to use in my own films. Anyone can give you the technical skills needed to make a film, but with Xanthe you have a creative teacher and guide who empowers and inspires beyond just the how-to. – Deb
Make Films is one of the best ecourses I’ve ever done. It’s full of content and guidance, with plenty of opportunities for questions and feedback. I especially loved that we were able to share our movies and learn from each other. Thank you so much Xanthe! You’re an inspiration and amazing teacher! I can’t wait to sign up for one of your other courses. – Dörte
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for creating the Make Films course and sharing your gifts with all of us. I’ve loved film for as long as I can remember but I just didn’t think I had the time to dedicate to it that it needed. You not only helped me to see how I could find the time in my daily life but your filming guidance helped me to discover new storytelling ideas and ways of capturing my world through a medium I absolutely adore. Thank you especially for the reminder to play. It’s something I encourage others in my life to do but often forget when it comes to my own life. Playing has opened doors and windows inside of me. Thanks for sharing your passion with the world. You are a true inspiration! – Natasha