Ninja Filmmaking is More Important Than Ever Before
Let’s be honest – most of us get seduced by the gear. We buy too much of it and we rely on it way too much in the pursuit of great content. Ninja Filmmaking is about improving your mindset, the way you think through the story, so that you can be successful with no crew, little time, and very little gear.
With the global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to be able to work on tighter budgets and with smaller crews. This mini-course will help prepare you to be far more effective in those situations.
"I am truly loving Muse. My films are more focused, I shoot what I need to shoot, and my films have turned out better.”
Ninja Filmmaking is about being proactive, stealthy, and intentional.
Don't chase the story. Let it come to you.
We gave ourselves just one day, with one filmmaker, and one bag of gear to make a film. Follow along and see how we apply the idea of Ninja Filmmaking, which is to be proactive, stealthy, and nimble to create a film. You’ll see how we approach the interview, how we build out b-roll into full scenes, and how we think through coverage in real time.
Learn the 3/1 rule for going beyond a single shot and covering each scene in a fuller way. Learn the process of Story Mapping, which is how we find the best opportunities for b-roll and sort out what to cover, along with what not to cover. And we’ll also show you our ‘Follow The Puck’ way of thinking that helps you be proactive and stay one step ahead of the story.
1. Story Mapping
We'll walk you through how to build the main events of your film into a story map — an outline of all of the possible moments or actions that will happen. This becomes the foundation for making an intentional shot list.
2. The 3/1 Rule
After your story map, we'll show you how to organize the events into an overall beginning, middle, and ending. We'll then repeat that process, breaking down each part to allow for a much stronger story to be told.
3. Follow the Puck
The 3/1 rule will give you a strong and relevant shot list that you can then dial in by pre-visualizing your story as a hockey puck and deciding how to best film each moment as a wide, medium, or tight shot.
"I went from being so confused with my thoughts and ideas to now able to structure my ideas in a format that allows me to think visually.”
Here's How Ninja Filmmaking Helps You Become a More Profitable Filmmaker
Ninja Filmmaking will show you how to create stronger stories with less gear, meaning more money left in your bank account at the end of the month.
Ninja Filmmaking will show you how to discern what is needed, and how to develop it into a full scene, allowing you to get more in less production time.
Who is Ninja Filmmaking For?
Nonprofit, Commercial, Documentary, and Wedding filmmakers
If you work with real people in your stories, this course will help you be more proactive and tell their stories in more authentic and fuller ways.
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You'll receive lifetime access to...
The Ninja Filmmaking Tutorial
The Ultimate Ninja Filmmaking Guide + Worksheets
The Ninja Filmmaking Gear List