Kit Room:

Camera Basics

Greg runs through the basics of setting up your camera and choosing your lenses.

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Lighting

Greg takes us through a few essential basics that should ensure your documentary is lit.

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Shooting B Roll

Greg highlights the considerations every filmmaker should have in mind to ensure good coverage for their documentary.

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Shooting From A Car

Shooting from a car is a great way to bring dynamic images to your film. Greg advises how to achieve the best shots.

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Sound

If you don’t have sound, you don’t have a film. Greg gives us the lowdown on recording sound for a documentary.

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The Gimbal

A gimbal can elevate the production value of your shots, but it brings challenges. Greg gives a demo with the Lumix GH5.

All Modules

8 classes

Ah, the start of your journey: everything’s so new, so fresh, so exciting – but also: terrifying. We’ve asked some talented people for tips so your dreams don’t immediately go up in flames.

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Panasonic’s Kit Room, produced for VICE Film School, teaches you everything you need to know about shooting a documentary using a LUMIX GH5 camera.

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Spoiler alert: Making documentaries is weird, hard and chaotic. But while there’s no set path that each film absolutely must take on its journey to completion, most will go through these key stages.

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If you’re gonna tell a story worth telling, you’ll need to talk to interesting people. Alas, interesting people can also be very sensitive, shy or angry. Here’s how to handle egos and build trust.

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At some point in your journey as a filmmaker, you’ll start to realise what you’re good at. In this module we speak to specialists who’ve achieved things that will make you feel humble again.

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Every filmmaker hits a roadblock at some point. But why learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from everyone else’s?

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Up until the last moment a documentary is never finished. Let’s join people in the heat of their productions and put all of our do’s and don'ts to test with real-time examples.

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7 classes

Whether building a narrative through music and dance, or using sound as the focus of a story with people, these people are pushing the conventions of documentary filmmaking.

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