The Seven Video Camera Sins & Other Video Production Resources Chris Eldred Three Fires Middle School based on the article...
Overview <ul><li>The Seven Sins (or common mistakes) from Jim Stinson </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Education from AFI, on Unit...
Follow Along http://delicious.com/chriseldred03/sins
Sin Number I Fire-Hosing
The resulting footage is bad because nothing is on the screen long enough to see it well.
Slow down! “ Frame” your shots Use a Tri-Pod
Sin Number II Snap-Shooting
Not having enough LEADING footage or BOOKEND footage can cause snap-shooting as well.
Sin III Head-Hunting
Head-Hunting is the practice of framing subjects with their eyes in the center of the shot.
The picture on the left has the eyes in the center of the picture and the one on the right puts his eyes about a third of ...
Notice that Will’s eyes are about 1/3 from the top? iRobot copyright 2004 20th Century Fox
See how each person in this shoot has their own 1/3 of the frame? iRobot copyright 2004 20th Century Fox
Sin IV Backlighting
This Picture looks a little washed out because of the windows in the back are a light source and mess with the exposure.
In this picture the foreground is too dark because of the light coming through the windows in the back.
About lighting
 
Sin V Motor Zooming
Sin VI Up-Standing
No, Will Smith isn’t really that tall, the cinematographer is shooting from a low angle. iRobot copyright 2004 20th Centur...
Sin VII Jogging
Use a tripod with wheels or be very mindful of how you are walking.
 
Steadycam <ul><li>Steadycams have springs and counter-weights, allowing the camera operator to walk without making the cam...
What questions do you have?
article by Jim Stinson http://pec.jun.alaska.edu/edtechpec/ed634/videomaker/seven_sins.html
Some quick tips <ul><li>Tape Log </li></ul><ul><li>Built in mics are bad </li></ul><ul><li>Get close to record voices </li...
http://screennation.afi.com/ Video available on the home site, YouTube, and UnitedStreaming.
Another good handbook for teacher! DVDs not available
 
 
 
Thank you for your time! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/chriseldred03/sins </li></ul><ul><li>ww...
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Camera Sins & Other Resources

  1. 1. The Seven Video Camera Sins & Other Video Production Resources Chris Eldred Three Fires Middle School based on the article, Getting Started: The Seven Deadly Camera Sins by Jim Stinson.
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>The Seven Sins (or common mistakes) from Jim Stinson </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Education from AFI, on UnitedStreaming or YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Story of Movies </li></ul><ul><li>Set to Screen, VideoGrunt, & FilmakerOne </li></ul>
  3. 3. Follow Along http://delicious.com/chriseldred03/sins
  4. 4. Sin Number I Fire-Hosing
  5. 5. The resulting footage is bad because nothing is on the screen long enough to see it well.
  6. 6. Slow down! “ Frame” your shots Use a Tri-Pod
  7. 7. Sin Number II Snap-Shooting
  8. 8. Not having enough LEADING footage or BOOKEND footage can cause snap-shooting as well.
  9. 9. Sin III Head-Hunting
  10. 10. Head-Hunting is the practice of framing subjects with their eyes in the center of the shot.
  11. 11. The picture on the left has the eyes in the center of the picture and the one on the right puts his eyes about a third of the way down from the top, which one do you think looks better?
  12. 12. Notice that Will’s eyes are about 1/3 from the top? iRobot copyright 2004 20th Century Fox
  13. 13. See how each person in this shoot has their own 1/3 of the frame? iRobot copyright 2004 20th Century Fox
  14. 14. Sin IV Backlighting
  15. 15. This Picture looks a little washed out because of the windows in the back are a light source and mess with the exposure.
  16. 16. In this picture the foreground is too dark because of the light coming through the windows in the back.
  17. 17. About lighting
  18. 19. Sin V Motor Zooming
  19. 20. Sin VI Up-Standing
  20. 21. No, Will Smith isn’t really that tall, the cinematographer is shooting from a low angle. iRobot copyright 2004 20th Century Fox
  21. 22. Sin VII Jogging
  22. 23. Use a tripod with wheels or be very mindful of how you are walking.
  23. 25. Steadycam <ul><li>Steadycams have springs and counter-weights, allowing the camera operator to walk without making the camera jump up and down with each step he takes. </li></ul>
  24. 26. What questions do you have?
  25. 27. article by Jim Stinson http://pec.jun.alaska.edu/edtechpec/ed634/videomaker/seven_sins.html
  26. 28. Some quick tips <ul><li>Tape Log </li></ul><ul><li>Built in mics are bad </li></ul><ul><li>Get close to record voices </li></ul><ul><li>Use a separate mic </li></ul>http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/PapaJohn/104/A_Shotgun_Microphone.aspx
  27. 29. http://screennation.afi.com/ Video available on the home site, YouTube, and UnitedStreaming.
  28. 30. Another good handbook for teacher! DVDs not available
  29. 34. Thank you for your time! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/chriseldred03/sins </li></ul><ul><li>www.appliedtechonline.com </li></ul>
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