getting started in filming

Here's useful stuff to help you get started in making your 3 minute film. We've got ideas and links to check out and a downloadable filming guide Read more

Everyone (14-18) can get involved in the CAFOD Youth Film Competition 2009. You've got plenty of time until 27 April 2009 - the closing date - and this will include your February half-term break and the Easter holidays too. PLUS there's CAFOD's exciting Eco-carnival for Lent Fast Day for you to get involved in and you could film events going on in your school, parish or youth group.
Check out the CAFOD Eco-carnival for Lent Fast Day 2009

Here's some downloads with info and ideas:

- getting started: download our brilliant basic guide to making a film! We make it easy for you>

- storyboard template: download this to help you plan out your film and ideas>

- keeping safe: make sure you've got all the permissions you need for filming>

For all filming with under-18s make sure you download and ask a parent/carer/teacher to sign a permissions consent/release form for each person involved!>

Check out these links for more help and info:
Shooting People
- the world's largest community of independent film makers

FourDocs - useful online guides to plan, shoot, edit and compress your film. Some of this info is advanced, but the ideas are good

Soundsnap - free downloadable sounds, music and wierd background noises! Everything from reggae to moo-cows

CBBC My Movie - one for all kids big and small! Check out the mash-ups and sound effects... some good 'how to film' advice too.

- more about the competition

- meet the judges

- CAFOD films to inspire you!

- how to enter

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