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Video workshop

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Video workshop

  1. 1. Video Structure• Decide what style youwant to go for:Talking to camera,voice over, text, stockfootage• If you need inspiration,look at TV ads
  2. 2. Video Structure• Interview/presentationsetup• Record a stationary‘master shot’• Pick ups on certain lineswith different framing• Cut-aways of what you aretalking about
  3. 3. Shot Composition• How to make your shotslook pretty
  4. 4. Shot Composition• Rule of Thirds
  5. 5. Shot Composition• Position in the frame: Headroom
  6. 6. Shot Composition• Eye line
  7. 7. Shot Composition• Include movement in yourshots, it’s more interestingto look at• Try to keep your movementsteady
  8. 8. Shot Composition• Use variety in your shots
  9. 9. Shot Composition• Film rules are like the piratecode: they’re more likeguidelines• Once you know them, youcan break them for effect
  10. 10. Lighting• Ensure the subject isevenly lit• Natural light is better thanartificial• Watch for shadows
  11. 11. Lighting• Exposure• Match foreground andbackground lighting
  12. 12. Camera• Decide what you are goingto use: smart phone,camcorder, DSLR, webcam• Play around with yourcamera, experiment!• If you are unsure,automatic settings are yourfriend
  13. 13. Camera• Check your settings:• Frame rate: 24 fps, 25 fps• Resolution: SD/HD,854x480, 1280x720,1920x1080• Exposure• Focus• White Balance
  14. 14. Shooting• Check your rushes• Safety shots• Keep track of the goodtakes
  15. 15. Performance• Speak slowly, with plenty ofpauses. This gives youroom to edit• Don’t worry if you mess upa line, you can just do itagain
  16. 16. Sound• If using DSLR, you’ll need aseparate sound recorder• Make sure you run audiochecks• Audio peaking: never higherthan -6 db• If you can hear your voicedistorting, it’s too loud. If youhave too much ambient hiss,it’s too quiet• Maintain a steady volume ofspeech
  17. 17. Sound• Music• Background music canhelp cover dodgy parts inyour audio• Royalty free music• http://freesound.org/
  18. 18. Editing• Figure out your software,play around with it• Check that all your settingsmatch• Only import the good takes
  19. 19. Editing• Importing:• SD card, Bluetooth, USB,fileshare• Getting the correct file type(mp4, avi, wmv)• http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/
  20. 20. Editing• Images and stock footage• Use royalty free/creativecommons content• Copyright laws are ruthless• http://search.creativecommons.org/
  21. 21. Editing• iMovie Interface
  22. 22. Editing• Editing on the beats• Does it feel right?• Use transitions and effectsappropriate to the tone ofyour video
  23. 23. Editing• Titles and graphics:• Presets are super easyand look good (most of thetime)• Simplest is often best
  24. 24. Editing• Double check, triple check,quadruple check your edit,make sure you’re happywith it• Get feedback from others
  25. 25. Demo• How to use iMovie
  26. 26. Tutorials• If there’s anything you’reconfused about, useYouTube tutorialsTHERE ARE THOUSANDSOF THEM
  27. 27. Questions?

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