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HOME FILM MAKING GUIDE

(2016 EDITION)

WORLD FUTURE FUND GUIDE FOR ASPIRING FILMMAKERS

HOW CREATIVITY CAN TRIUMPH OVER LIMITED FINANCIAL RESOURCES



It has been said that a picture is worth 1000 words.

Video can be even more powerful.

Is there a visionary inside of you?

Here are some tools to enable you to unleash the spirit within you.


SEE ALSO:  OUR HOME RECORDING GUIDE
 


DISCLAIMER: We have no commercial connection with any of the companies or products listed here.
We make no guarantees about the safety of the files or programs that can be downloaded.
Nothing on this page should be considered an endorsement of any action that could violate international copyright laws.
 


VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE

MEDIUM COST SOFTWARE

Pinnacle Studio   CyberLink PowerDirector

Corel Video Studio   Sony Vegas Movie Studio

FREE

Windows Movie Maker    Free Studio    Apple I Movie

AVS SOFTWARE

AVS4you Software Suite

PROFESSIONAL-GRADE

Adobe Premiere Pro   Avid    Appleā€™s Final Cut Pro
 


DOWNLOADING VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE


Downloading the online videos that inspire you is a great way to kick start your own creativity.

Some download programs require plug-ins while others don't.

A plug-in is an add on to your internet browser that performs a specific ability, such as scanning for virus's or displaying new files.

Check out the programs below for further information.

DOWNLOADING WITH A PLUG-IN

RealPlayer 

Video Download Helper (Firefox and Chrome)

DOWNLOADING WITHOUT A PLUG-IN

YouTube Downloader

FLV FILE PLAYER SOFTWARE

RealPlayer

VLC Media-Player

CONVERTING VIDEO TO A USABLE FORMAT FOR EDITING SOFTWARE

Most YouTube download programs produce files that are in the FLV format.

This must be converted to a format like AVI to be edited. (Check your program for details)

These programs can also convert video to be played on your Ipod or Iphone.

Free Studio   AVS Utilities

WEBCAMS

Creating Home Movies From Your Computer Chair

So how can you get started making movies if you don't have any fancy equipment? Most laptop computers come with built in webcams these days.

Simply find the webcam program on your laptop's desktop, open it and click the record button.

If your computer doesn't have a built in webcam, or you would like a better one, check out the following links below.

Most desktop computers don't have built in webcams.

NOTE: Even if you already have a built in webcam, it is still possible to add another one.

Also, most audio programs will automatically use your built in webcam unless you specify otherwise.

Logitech Headphones, Headsets, Microphones and Webcams

RECORD VIDEO WITH YOUR PHONE

If you have a smart phone, chances are that it has a decent built in camera.

The video quality in smart phones is getting better with each model.

It may not rival the quality of a professional video camera, but it is good enough to get the job done.

Want to make an impromptu video in the woods? Capture scenes from a protest rally?

Experiment with your phone's built in camera. Also, check out the top apps for your phone's camera, many come with special movie effects.

INSTANT BACKDROP

Creativity can't always be scheduled. It's often spontaneous.

The trouble is if you have a cluttered living space, it can be hard to capture that.

We have found that using a black poster board is an easy and cheap solution.

Many are available for around $5.

Black Display Board   Amazon   Staples   

 

IMPORTING VIDEO TO YOUR COMPUTER

IMPORTING FROM VCR, DVD PLAYER OR CABLE BOX

A DVD Recorder/VCR Will enable you to copy any part or all of a VHS tape to DVD,
 as well as enable you to record from live TV or RCA video inputs.

DVD-Rs can be read by most computer video editing programs
if they remain unencrypted.

The following products can record from most video sources.

Diamond VC500

Hauppauge Products

Pinnacle Dazzle Video Creator Platinum HD

  IMPORTING FROM A COMMERCIAL (ENCRYPTED) DVD
(Note: We do not support a violation of copyright laws.)

FREE SOFTWARE

   Handbrake    DVD43  

PAID PROGRAMS

AXARA Media

SHARE VIDEOS ON THE INTERNET

YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK AND BLOGS

You don't need to appear on television or the radio to spread a powerful message.

Spreading a message via your Facebook and blog is an easy way to quickly disseminate information.

Check out the following guides below for more information.

How To Upload A Video to YouTube

How to Upload a Video to YouTube With Your iPhone

How to Post a YouTube Video on Facebook

How to Embed a YouTube Video

CAMERAS WE SUGGEST

DISCLAIMER:

We don't go into the details about all cameras or all capabilities.

We are merely suggesting the technology that has been reliable and successful for us over the years.

BRANDS WE SUGGEST

Canon  Sony
 

A NOTE ON MOVIE CAPTURE AND VIDEO CAMERAS

Most digital cameras today have a built in movie capture ability.

Even most smart phones today can capture movies.

Therefore, it is less necessary to buy a "video camera" for the specific purpose of capturing movies.
 

WATER PROOF

Water Proof Olympus Cameras

REMOTE CONTROLS

Many of the new WIFI cameras contain some kind of remote app
for your smart phone but they will not work without a WIFI connection.

The camera below can be operated by remote control without a WIFI connection.

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Most better DSL cameras have remote control as a an option

BLUETOOTH PHONE REMOTE

Most smart phone cameras can also be controlled by a Bluetooth remote.


VISIONS FOR ARTISTS

For further inspiration check out this creative page on Visions For Artists .

Visions For Artists


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