How to Become a Better Filmmaker


There is more demand for video than ever before and by an incredible margin. That demand, in combination with the plethora of new tools and gadgets for creating videos, has led to some of the fundamentals getting lost in the weeds. In this video, one filmmaker discusses how taking things back to basics can benefit your work.

With photography, I felt there was a simplicity to improving. I understood the components that dictated whether or not my images were any good, and I knew how — even if only in theory — to improve them. There weren’t (and still aren’t) too many ways you could get lost in the peripherals of photography. Videography, however, is a different story.

From the very first day I tried videography, I decided I needed a gimbal for what I wanted to do. You could argue that is similar to a photographer needing a tripod, but a gimbal has far greater influence over the appearance of the results. There is creativity and skill to using a gimbal both effectively and in a way that suits the video you’re creating. Then there is post-production, which usually is significantly more complex than that of stills. This is before you realize that even most YouTube channels use drone footage, professional sound effects and music, and so on. It can be easy to get bogged down in all of the components that ought to be mostly supplementary. 

In this video, Aidin Robbins goes through some tips on how to become a better filmmaker by stripping back a little.

Credits: FStoppers