With all the filmmaking knowledge available online, you might think you can uncover the best free filmmaking resources via your favorite search engine. However, search engines yield an over-saturation of content from mostly unreliable sources. Luckily for budding filmmakers everywhere, there’s a better way to learn filmmaking for free! In fact, British Cinematographer provides some of the best filmmaking lessons with its video-on-demand, BCinePlayer.
BRITISH CINEMATOGRAPHER BCINEPLAYER
British Cinematographer is the leading filmmaking magazine in Europe that is all about uniting cinematographers around the world. You’re probably already familiar with the filmmaking magazine, but BC also has a fantastic platform with lots of resources for filmmakers. One of those resources is BCinePlayer.
BCinePlayer is curated by British Cinematographer that celebrates the visual craft and explores new techniques as well as interviews and debates with filmmakers.
The playlists in the BCinePlayer span original content by rising filmmakers to educational content provided by its partners, like Filmmakers Academy.
- Behind the scenes
- Industry Issues
- Training & Skills
- Roundtable & Panel Debates
- Industry Events
- Partner Content
- Submit a Video
BCINEPLAYER STREAMING PLATFORM
BCinePlayer has a layout that is highly reminiscent of other VOD streaming platforms a la Britbox. At the top of its polished interface is a simple menu where you can easily navigate to BCinePlayer playlists or search for specific key terms.
Underneath is a carousel of its top content which British Cinematographer updates regularly to keep fresh and exciting. Where the platform really integrates the presentation of streaming services is its sideways scrollable playlist with the most recent content and a grid of the aforementioned categories.
For example, you can select Behind the Scenes and navigate to Shane Hurlbut ASC sets up a Cinefade shot. Or, you can take a look behind Squid Game with DP Lee Hyung-Deok. There’s also Training & Skills where you can learn things like the fundamentals of unscripted, lighting & blocking diagrams, and how a director preps a commercial.
The BCinePlayer also gives an opportunity to film school graduate students from the London Film School. BC releases the student trailers and each one is as compelling as the next. If you’re a cinephile who loves independent filmmaking, you won’t be disappointed. Some of the rawest and most experimental forms of filmmaking by tomorrow’s filmmakers are curated by British Cinematographer’s BCinePlayer.
Have you wondered how non-fungible tokens will be implemented into the world of filmmaking? The BCinePlayer also curates a selection of NFTs from its 2022 NFT Showcase which consists of shorts and music videos.
FILMMAKERS ACADEMY BCINEPLAYER
Filmmakers Academy is also featured in the BCinePlayer as a trusted filmmaking resource. As a cinematography-centric pub, the educational content is directed toward – you guessed it – cinematographers!
Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC shows some serious filmmaking knowledge like the fundamentals of key light, how to light day interiors without any lights, and blocking and lighting.
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Go check out BCinePlayer for yourself and learn how to become a better filmmaker for the cost of nothing!
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