A truly great course! Definitely content that I will be coming back to. I really appreciate the emphasis on the importance of pre-production. Theory and practical examples are very well intertwined and make for interesting lectures that keep on a steady pace. A huge thank you to the entire team who made it possible and also created an online version for students worldwide.
I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course and I believe I learned what I believe to be easily one of the most important aspects of filming which is motion. Shots with more motion and background action add so much depth to the scene and separates the average directors to the great ones and Vincent laforet is definitely in the class of the greats and provided great insight to the art of motion.
I had been looking for a camera movement course for some time and was happy to find one one Mzed. The course is great and Vincent Laforet is a fluent teacher. You have to be very focused though, because he's going really fast. But this makes a dense course with a lot of substance.
Highly recommended course. Probably one of the best on this topic.
A must watch when you feel, you offhandedly want to drop out of regular school to pursue film... It is STILL WORK.
Absolutely stunning. So much to learn..!! Wow
So there is thorough, and then there is this. Amazingly thorough.
Fantastic course. Very well put together. It felt like I was in the room. Watch it!
The warning slide at the beginning of this course was dead on accurate. It WILL ruin television and movies for you, but in a good way. Never had I been a course that will teach everything about shooting. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!
Amazing. Thank You.
Definitely an amazing class. I learned how to construct a scene from this lesson. Highly recommended watching.
Really good and helpful to understand how important is to know how the motion of the camera plays an significant role in the way to tell the story more effective.
Jose Eduardo Barrios Sotillo
Such a good course. I couldn't find much detailed info on the internet about blocking and motion in cinema. He had great live examples and I loved his breakdown of geometry in Roger Deakins's work and how Spielberg makes his shots.
Wonderful course! So many things! I really liked the analysis of the films and it would be really fantastic to be able to do more and more. Thank you very much for the shared knowledge and for the valuable advice!
Exceptionally amazing.. I liked this course very much. Camera motion can do so much in conveying emotion. Pre-prod is the key.
Loved it! Especially the case studies, very insightful. Fully practical lectures done with a talk less and show more mindset. Thank you!
A Genuine MASTERCLASS!!!
Perfect course! Really amazing guidance. Good combination of theory and practical. Nice professional tricks and tips. Thanks a lot for great course.
The best course ever
What a perfect course : It is almost if we are in the room with Vincent! Every theoretical moments improved the live training sessions and reciprocally. A masterpiece with professional tricks.
Better understanding on moving the camera. Great fundamental basics, no more flying blind :)
Take notes. The amount of knowledge here is huge.
This was an incredibly beneficial course. It's so valuable to see how a true professional director approaches and breaks down a shot, and the meticulous attention to detail that needs to go into every step of the process. Well worth multiple watches!
This course is TOP NOTCH and a must for directors and cinematographers. Especially for those with small crews or doing a project solo, it goes over the roles and thinking and how to map a project & subsequent shots out regardless if you have a production team or if you alone ARE the production team. Follow Vincent's formulaic and time-proven coverage principles and you will be well on your way to a successful shoot.
Absolutely awesome. Amazing finishing case study. Thankyou..!!
Perfect balance between theory and real life examples!
Well presented, visually stimulating and thought provoking - a great course from a talented artist.
An absolute gem!
For a beginner such as myself, this class has been instrumental in completely shifting my whole paradigm when I view films. Some of the most amazing, well put together, and articulated information that a newbie like me could understand and appreciate. Thank you Vincent! Thank you MZed!
Back in 2011 I went to a professional film school and ended up with a Diploma in Motion Directing and Cinematography. If you cant afford expensive film school but want the no-nonsense, no-"BS" learning package, Vincent Laforet's course is probably the closest you can get. A huge knowledge treasure you can get for a fraction of what you would pay in a regular School. I invested in a one year membership subscription with the goal to refresh and maybe to learn new stuff. I haven't been disapointed. This is the real deal!
Wow!!! Get a notebook ready because you're going to need it.
À voir absolument. (A "must see")
Very informative for beginners to become a pro level cinematographer.
Best one on MZED
Incredible is all I can say being able to see how the pros do it is something that not many get a chance to see. Thank you Vincent for sharing your wisdom in film making.
Fantastic course packed with real world examples and a wealth of information that you can actually take in to your own projects. I binged watched the whole thing in one sitting...
This is the best investment I have ever made. No regrets. Thanks a lot!
Great insight into pre-production and the director's thought process.
Fantastic look into movement, motivation and technical aspects. Great class!
As a long time still photographer transitioning into video I found this an excellent course. The format of theory-to practical-to theory is a very effective way to communicate the art of movement in film making. Really enjoyable.
Interesting and educating, I learned quite a lot, thank you.
Great course to look at directing at a different perspective. His hands on courses are very helpful and uses different films to illustrate motion techniques. The editing portion of the course was cut off and felt out of place though.
Great to see behind the scenes work. I would have liked it to go even more in depth about blocking and camera movement, but it's a good intro into the field.
Great course!! Very good analysis.
- The theory is way too basic.
- The scenes from the "Schinder's list" are too simple for this course to spend time on them. The first one does not even have any movement.
- Some videos are just taken from youtube, and no new info or insights are added.
- The shooting of the action scene looks messy and amateurish, and so it looks the edited piece. Nothing learned apart from what not to do.
- There is a chapter dedicated to the editing of the pieces which seems to belong to another course (not "moving the camera")
- Mr Laforet's attitude to the students makes me feel unconfortable sometimes, it looks patronizing, making them repeat the list of cam movements as if they were children, also asking questions as if there is only one right answer, his answer.
The "make sense?" thing also seems like: I know it makes sense, I know it all, just asking rethorically.
The last chapter was interesting.