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Professional-looking personal video in about an hour.

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  • 1. Power Video Michael Rubin Based on The Little Digital Video Book
  • 2. “ Someday every ten-year old child will be able to buy a kit and shoot a movie. Think what this will do to our civilization. Everybody is going to be making movies.” —George Lucas, 1970
  • 3. The Secret to Editing
  • 4. The Secret to Editing Shooting The Holistic Approach
  • 5. Hunting for Video; Collecting Video Videos are made not shot
  • 6. How Big is Digital Video? About 5 minutes per GB (Memorize This)
  • 7. Video Sketches Results-Oriented Video Projects
  • 8. Rubin’s Rules of Shooting
    • Ad Lib: No Planning
    • Solo Video
    • Nothing You Can’t Carry in your Pockets
    • Existing Light Only
    • Shoot to Edit
  • 9. Rubin’s Rules of Shooting
    • Stop Moving (Static Shots)
    • No In-Camera Effects
    • Project Limits
    • Small Moments
  • 10. Let me repeat this: STOP MOVING THE CAMERA! (No zooming, no panning, no tracking)
  • 11. Small Moments Examples
  • 12. Shoot to Edit Even if you never do.
  • 13. Always Get Coverage CU MS WS
  • 14. Shot Relationship Pairs Shot  Reverse Shot  Cut-Away Shot  POV
  • 15. The (Other) Secret of Editing • Organizing (Log Sheets)
  • 16. Where to Work: Your Edit “Bay”
    • Software
    • Hardware Set-Up
  • 17. Editing 2-hours. That’s it.
  • 18. Rubin’s Rules of Editing
    • Source Management
    • Less is More
    • The “Art” of Editing: don’t sweat it
    • Make Sure Each Shot “Reads”
    • Sound: Often More Important than Picture
  • 19. Rubin’s Rules of Editing
    • Don’t Over Edit
    • Forget Special Effects
    • Structure is Everything
    • Clean up Blips
    • You Can’t Finish
  • 20. Editing is Easy For 100 years the best in the world did it with a razor blade and tape. It doesn’t take a super-computer and a film school degree to edit.
  • 21. Editing vs. Culling
  • 22. The Compilation Video vs. The Small Moment Examples
  • 23. Fundamental Editing Concepts
    • The Jump Cut
    • The Insert (*and pix-only inserts)
    • Uses of Shot/Reverse Shot
    • Splitting Pix and Snd
    • Cutting for Snd vs Pix
    • Ambience
    • Action not Accuracy: cutting on motion
  • 24. The Power of Music
    • For structure
    • For continuity
    • For quality
    • For mood
    • Forced durations
    • For beginners, it will save your videos.
  • 25. Titles
    • Light over Dark
    • Small Drop Shadows
    • Fade in, Fade out
    • Double Read Time
    • Title Safe (aka Mind the Margins)
    • Increase Contrast with BG ( if possible )
    • Title “Cards”
  • 26. Effects
    • Don’t use Them… Except:
    • Fade Up/Down at Beginning/End
    • Some Dissolves are Okay
    • Slow-down Effects ( instead of Dramamine ® )
  • 27. About Rules
    • Once you’ve made a bunch of videos you can break any or all rules… for instance:
    • Shooting more material
    • Moving the camera a bit
    • Trying more effects
  • 28. Finishing Up
  • 29. ldvb.blogspot .com