Film School: Quarantine Video Challenges

Philip Bloom | Improve your lighting skills using a weird mannequin head! Philip Bloom | Improve your lighting skills using a weird mannequin head!

A collection of video & VFX creations made in isolation.

Cabin fever may be setting in. Maybe it’s something you’re trying to fight off – or maybe it’s something you’re inspired by to have some fun – here’s a range of video creations and challenges.

Filming Yourself

Cinematographer Danny Gevirtz demonstrates some great ideas to try – even using just the camera in your phone – and that, above all, good visual storytelling is about planning

Filming Things

The creative crew at Cinecom.net have a bunch of fun, easy-to-try ideas with things lying around the house:

Daniel Schiffer is all about commercial-style B-roll and dynamic visuals – try replicating this challenge:

Also see: more Ways To Shoot A Commercial, At Home

The results are in for Mark Bone‘s “Handheld Challenge”, and full of creative ideas focused on improving your handheld camera work:

Lighting Things

Philip Bloom suggests using your time at home to practice your lighting on the most patient subject possible (the demo starts at 7:42):

VFX

Masking in After Effects + cabin fever = this:

No FX

… just some good old-fashioned creativity and a clever camera angle: