If you want to get started in independent video creation, we only have one piece of advice… dive right in!
Grab your mobile phone (there’s some great apps out there like Filmic Pro) or just a pocket camera and start shooting. There’s no better way to start learning than playing around and seeing what you like. Be a kid again, play make believe and see if you can recreate some of the scenes from your favourite shows. There’s no shame in it – our boss still does it and he’s 45!
Don’t be shy and don’t be coy. Stick it up on YouTube and let your friends share the fun. Our guess is they’ll love it. Even if someone says something mean, it’s because they’re secretly jealous because you had the guts and they didn’t.
Once you’ve made that first step… then read on!
Learn the Tradecraft
If you’re anything like us, then it will be a few hours in and you’re going to want to know more.
We had a hard time of it. We Googled and we Binged, and we went to industry magazines and learning platforms. We probably spent more time typing in keywords than we did reading the stuff we found.
And that’s exactly why we built this platform, so you wouldn’t have to.
Explore and Enjoy
In the Tips and Tricks and How To Sections we’ve tried to aggregate as much of our knowledge as we could find into an easy-to-browse lucky dip archive. We hope that just by flicking through you’ll be able to answer a lot of your questions. Perhaps we can inspire you to try new things and experiment more. We want you to share the same excitement and sense of progress that we did.
When you try things, submit it to us, and tell us what you were aiming to do – what worked and what didn’t. It’ll be a massive asset to the other members of the collective if they can learn from your experiences!
Get Started with eLearning
No such thing as a free lunch? There is in our book – and getting paid for video content creation is better than that!
The Creator Collective can help you do that with our structured elearning portal.
It’s a one stop fully structured elearning portal in video content creation supported and endorsed by some of the biggest names in the industry.
It let’s you learn one step at a time, records your progress, allows you to dip in and out when it’s covenient, and provides transcripts to demonstrate your achievements.
Get Qualifed and Start Earning
The likelihood is that to start to see those bucks rolling in, at first you’ll need to work for an established business. It will help you learn the ropes and it’ll let you find out first hand what it is that people are looking for and how you need to deliver it.
And to do that, you’re going to need evidence of your capability.
To help you the e-learning portal offers a linear series of lessons with quizzes and challenges throughout. It will record your scores and provide you with certification. Just like everything we do, we’ve tried to make it fun and accessible.
To learn more about this industry endorsed platform, visit the dedicated video e-learning page here.
Workshop It at The Academy
When you really want to make it happen, let’s do it together!
The Creator Collective run a wide range of workshops suited to all skill levels, and that means there’s one for you.
This year the Academy is running a series of four day workshops over weekends that teach you everything you need to know, from how to work with clients, how to generate ideas, and how to write a strategy.
We teach all the basics of camera work, studios, lighting and sound. We’ll even give you the basics on how to edit.
To learn more about this, go to the dedicated page on Creator Collective video workshops.