One of the most comprehensive, practical, and fun filmmaking courses I've ever taken. Alex is engaging, generous, and clearly someone who enjoys sharing nuggets of information, advice, and wisdom. I will keep coming back to this course, as I work on telling my own stories through the magic of films. Highly recommend!
OUTSTANDING!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this course...loved the lessons followed by the live demos...that was key for me! Thank you so much...looking forward to Alex's second course! Great job!!!!!!!!!!
This is a great course! I highly appreciate the breakdown of the different lighting setups as well as the technical information about setting up your camera right and considering your post-production flow before going to the set.
A huge thank you to the entire team who brought this course to life!
Easy to understand for anyone whether you've been in filmmaking for years or even just 5 -minutes. I don't just recommend this course, but also follow Alex on whatever platform you can.
Coming out of a still photography background with a already a lot of lighting and DSLR experience, this was the perfect first serious dip into the world of cinematography. Fast paced but super clear and to the point, I learned more in the first video already than in the last few years of still DSLR work! Fantastic primer to the general world of cine production and specifically lighting.
Alex is really great! I never really felt bored with any of the topics as he combine different methods of teaching. experiences, visual references, techniques and methods, including choice of equipment.
Percival De Leon
Good course with clear and interesting presentation, easy enough to follow but packed with really good information.
I really enjoyed this course. Full of really valuable information.
I enjoyed this course although it sort of gallops through the material... Its a great refresher or a starter for a professional-to-be and breaks ice between the storyteller and his camera.
Informative and straight to the point. I would recommend it highly.
Absolutely fantastic! Learnt a lot. Thanks Alex & team.
Excellent course, I really appreciated the higher level perspective and explanations of his choices. As someone who works in lower level crew positions I've worked with many setups like he demonstrated, but understanding the underlying reasoning for the choices is immensely valuable.
Just amazing. From beginners to experts this is a gem of real practical knowledge!
Really enjoyed this course. very well planned and shot. Loved the live lighting set-ups really interesting to watch and learned a lot.
Great course to up your cinematography game and overall a good refresher.
Good entry-level course
In 2020 some info was a little outdated, but still a great course with lots of important, complete and downright useful information.
Regarder cette formation en 2020, permet aux gens de vraiment bien apprécier notre temps! (Watching this training in 2020 allows people to really appreciate our time!)
I really enjoyed this course. Alex has a very solid background on how to create low budget, quick skits. This is usually the goal of most beginner filmmakers. Especially since we need to fill our reels with a number of short films.
Knowledge, knowledge & knowledge! Thank You!
Great overview of technology and creative technique... Captivating.
Very, very good.
Lots of practical knowledge for cinematographers
Altough I speak Chinese and my English is not that good I really really recommend this course. It taught me so so much about how to shoot a film. Both how to construct the film and how to get the work done when you get the scripts. Then the lighting. I could't be happier to learn so many techniques. Personally I rate this course five stars.
Incredible value in this course. Thank you for not holding back, especially when you used DIY style lighting. I'm off to buy a shower curtain! Legend!
Congrats! That guy is a great teacher!
Awesome! To the point, efficient, and clear explanations. Great educational value.
Very informative and great way to start
This course is where you should start. Alex covers so much in just the right amount of detail and pace! He's a stellar teacher and film maker!
Excellent presentation by Alex.
James De Mello
Very nice starting point with an energetic and knowledgable host. Thumbs up!
The information in this course is extremely helpful for beginner to intermediate filmmaker. Particularly the lighting setups portion is helpful especially if you don't have a lot of real world experience. Everything is explained in a clear concise manner that is well thought out beforehand. Mr. Buono also has great pace throughout, keeping it slow enough to catch everything but fast enough that your mind doesn't wander. The one gripe I have with this course is that the SNL videos don't play inside the video. This would actually be perfectly fine since they provide you with a link to the YouTube page for that video, however, the link states that it is not available in my country and does not play. I live in the U.S.A. so I'm assuming a lot of other people have this problem. Not the fault of MZed or Mr. Buono so I still rate 5 stars overall.
I love the fact that he gets straight to the point and gives solid information.
Amazing. It filled a lot of gaps for me about how to make a cinematic picture.
I absolutely enjoyed Alex Buono's style, sense of humor and experiences he used to teach a crash course in Visual Storytelling. I particularly liked it when we gave the audience ways to create these images with DIY Gear without the expensive equipment that he self admittedly is so lucky to be able to use on SNL. He definitely shows his passion for his craft which rubs off on those who are watching to get better at ours.
Very good! but out of date a bit
Great course for beginners and intermediates.
Good place to start.
Ajay kumar Padarthi
Very informative. Loved it.
Very instructive even if I was waiting for more storytelling notions.
While the technology has advanced a lot since the shooting of this video, the principals remain the same. Lots of helpful lighting tips and general set/production advice.
A bit old on technology, but still relevant on the approach.
Some really useful information in here and it's interesting to watch how Alex lights scenes and seeks to achieve particular looks. As a lone filmmaker on a budget, I valued the parts where Alex talked about achieving professional results on a budget, but it was equally fun to see him making use of high-end equipment too!
Some interesting techniques, but not detailed enough. The most useful parts for me are in the workflow and DSLR revolution episode.