“Today, I take a look at one of my favorite filmmaker; and his blog that tells his story.”
Simon Cade, a filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide has been producing films since the age of 11. I have been following Simon’s work for as long as I also have been producing films. On YouTube, I watched his channel grow from 50 thousand subscribers to well over 800k at the time of writing this. From simple audio recording tips to professional cinematic color grades. His blog and youtube channel are some of my favorite places to learn about filmmaking. One of my favorite posts is “How to Make a Dramatic Movie Trailer” but with a catch, he couldn’t film any of the footage he used. This meant he had to use stock footage, forcing him to focus on the edit and how the clips tied together. I learned a lot from Simon as I too grew through my filmmaking journey.
Even something as simple as an introduction to filmmaking for beginners takes on a cinematic feeling as Simon tells how a film should be made with several scrabble pieces, aligning to form words. Each blog post covers the behind the scenes of the video, “…literally hundreds of tiny sounds, from the ‘click’ sound of two pieces hitting each other, to the sound of every piece scraping the table as it moved…” His young age brings on a great contrast to the sometimes older age, boring industry but through it, he stays professional and serious.
“I want to congratulate Simon on his work, his work attitude, and his great knowledge; having never gone to school for film. “
Here are some of my favorite works of Simon Cade of DSLRguide as well as the blog linked to each of them:
-How to Make a Dramatic Movie Trailer-
-Introduction to Filmmaking for Beginners-
-Color Grading in Filmmaking-
-a film is…-
-Why I Won’t Buy a New Camera-
-How to Make a Music Video- Blog: http://dslrguide.tv/music-video/