Tripod - check. Mic - check. Lights - check. Mobile phone - ah.. don’t you mean camera? It’s amazing to think about, but, yes, amazing videos are being made using those ordinary devices originally meant to make a phone call.
You've got a great script; you've assembled a superb cast and crew (most of whom may be you) and quality equipment – everything you need to make your video dreams come true – well, almost. In your mind’s eye you watch production values soar, with magnificent aerials over snowcapped mountains and seemingly bottomless canyons, or that breathtaking opening crane shot over tropical beaches and turquoise blue waters.
Color conveys meaning. We use it to define our sensory experience, to describe objects, express emotion, and evoke a response. It is descriptive beyond what we see. It's no wonder that color plays a large role in video production and careful thought goes into crafting the color palettes on screen.
Poorly framed shots can take a video with great dramatic possibilities and relegate it to the bargain bin of mediocrity. In this segment, we talk about the Rule of Thirds and show you how to frame your shots with proper head room and lead room to get aesthetically pleasing shots. Plus, we’ll show you how to anticipate the action in your shots, and give you the confidence to break the rules when the time is right.
Interactive video is closer than it may appear. Interactive video depends on breaking the fourth wall. Inherently some viewers will be turned off because they like to just sit back and be presented a story. So before we go deeper, which kind of viewer are you?
There’s the rule of thirds, rule of odds, the 180-degree rule, stay in focus, do matched action edits, move in - don’t zoom in; and the list goes on and on. Sometimes, however, it’s OK to break the rules, so long as you know what you know, what they are and why you’re breaking them.
Stop-Motion Animation Techniques are fun to create and easy to learn. Although you need a lot of patience to get you movie finished, the tools and techniques you use today are the same as those wonderful old movies from the past. Many high profile films are still being made with stop-motion techniques.