For the past 10 weeks, I’ve been creating a 15 second film for Instagram each Monday (or thereabouts), on a variety of topics, as part of Xanthe Berkeley’s “Make Films” course.
I’ve done pretty much all of Xanthe’s courses over the past 3 years, and this one has been the most fun, partly because Xanthe gives you a topic each week to get you started, and partly because it’s so much easier to do a 15 second video than a 2 minute video – so I’ve managed to do one every week!!
There’s been a wonderful sense of community among the participants on the course, on both Instagram and Vimeo. Everyone has really been inspired by Xanthe’s prompts, training videos and support, and so many have stepped up and shared their films each week – and that has encouraged me to do likewise.
And now that the course has ended (sob), I plan to keep on going!!
If you fancy having a go at making 15 second films for Instagram, try Xanthe Berkeley’s Make Films course!
Here are the films I’ve made during the 10 week course. You can find everyone else’s via the #makefilmscourse hashtag on Instagram.
Fishes Stop Motion
A stroll along South Bank, London
Colour Lovers Photo Walk, Brick Lane, London (with Xanthe Berkeley)
Tea and Toast with Dualit
Pompoms Stop Motion
Carnival in Venice, Italy
Times Travel Show, Kensington Olympia, London
View from the Shard, London
Taking a Moment in Venice, Italy
A Video Portrait of Burano – Venice, Italy