What Makes a Good Video? A few random thoughts on - Getting Started - Telling a story - Equipment - The art of shooting - The art of Editing
Pre-Production • Script/Plan/Story • Profession films require them • Some videos need a story board • Causal project may just need a short narrative with well conceived CONCEPT • “an organized idea that turns a bunch of footage in to a coherent program”
II - Shoot to Edit (The Three C’s) • Coverage- provide enough footage to show viewers all the essentials of the place and events • Continuity - Continuous flow of action created by cutting separate shots together invisibly • Cutability - Matching action and screen direction to enhance the cutability of two shots: so the transition is invisible to audience
Orient the viewer (they can only see what you show them) Shoot to Edit ‘Coverage’ • Establishing shot - pan if necessary • Essential shots - necessary for viewer to to understand the situation • Medium & Close shots - close up and personal (waist up and two person shots) work well. • Really close,“The Insert” - close-up of the information.
III - Camera & Shooting(Deadly Sins) 1 - Don’t - Over use zoom • Constant zooming in and out is difficult to watch! • Motorzooming • Use when subject is far away • Be careful of the nausea-cam • Consider ‘dollying’ instead
III - Camera & Shooting( Deadly Sins) 2 - Subject (keep them out of center) • Divide the TV into thirds and place the subject there • Keep the subject in the frame • Keep the eyes in the top 1/3 of the frame
III - Camera & Shooting (Deadly Sins) Steady Shooting 3 - Use a tripod • Zooming magnifies any shake or movement • Get as close as possible when shooting handheld video • When moving do it slowly and deliberately • Use any solid surface as platform • Tripods, monopods, Flying Supports, Image Stabilization
III - Camera & Shooting (Deadly Sins) 4 - The Five Second Rule • Start recording 5 seconds before the action • Stop 5 seconds after the action • Useful for editing, transitions • Remember tape is cheap roll lots of it • Concentrate and anticipate • Snapshot shooting (2 - 3 seconds) !!!
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Thank you Alan H Michael Ahmichael4@yahoo.com