Planning 3 hours 

Lets do the bit that no-one like to do, the planning, storyboarding and production planning and some shot lists.

Chapter 1 : An Introduction to the Basics

Lets look at the bigger picture before of what we want to achieve before we get behind the camera or put pen to paper.


Chapter 2 : Storyboarding

It’s not rocket science, but is does require a certain level of skill.


Chapter 3 : Shot Types

Let’s talk to language of shot types so we can convey what we want to enable our team to understand and save time..


Chapter 4 : Lens Choices & Equipment

This is more about being creative and knowing what to pack in your bag..


Chapter 5 : Frame Rates / Aspect Ratio

Where will is be watched, what type of message are you crafting and what kind of activity. Filming Frame rate vs Composition Frame Rate


Chapter 6 : Production Time Estimates

How long will it take?


How long is a piece of string.


The there second filming rule

Editing on the beat – One clip every two seconds

Film twice as much as you think you need.




Martin Ainsworth

Director of Media Ministries YFC

From a professional media background and joined YFC International in 2013 after engaging in a media project across Asia Pacific, seeing the desire within staff to engage at a professional level within their missional field. Now the Director of Media Ministries, his role is to create strategies and staff training programs that help engage in a digital mission field.