Filmmaking for beginners: where to start and how to shoot

Panasonic Lumix S5
(Image credit: Panasonic)

Getting started in filmmaking can be an intimidating prospect. Obviously you need to conceive an idea worthy of being committed to film (or, these days, video), but then there’s the labyrinthine world of cameras, codecs, color science and more… where do you begin?

Thankfully, the world of mirrorless cameras - such as the Panasonic Lumix S5 -  has made the medium more accessible than ever. While there are still plenty of technicalities to consider, modern cameras enable virtually anyone to start filming fantastic content without it being overwhelmingly complex. 

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