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