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By Pete Shaner

Inside of simply the previous few years, it truly is turn into attainable for somebody with a private laptop and a cheap camcorder to shoot, edit, and put up a film or song video. understanding the key methods of the Hollywood execs permits readers to breed a number of the pictures and results you've got noticeable in blockbuster video clips. now not but totally learned, the ''democratization of video'' could be essentially the most major social phenomena of the early twenty first century. for instance, extra video photos exists for the morning of Sept. 11 than for any occasion in human history-not as a result of the information crews, yet a result of incidence of customer DV camcorders at the scene. This ebook educates and encourages the younger iteration on the right way to be either able and fearless approximately publishing their own movies. there's a glut of electronic video books geared toward the grownup industry, however the teenager area is way much less exploited. lots of the books on hand are both too technical or too application-oriented. teenagers will study that they do not desire a studio filled with outdated multimillion-dollar movie apparatus to get outstanding effects. With a superb origin of and concentrate on the fundamentals, readers additionally comment on a few complicated themes besides. also, the ultimate bankruptcy of the e-book takes a glance at ''Going to the subsequent Level'', that allows you to be of vital use to adolescents who're trying to publish their paintings to the movie competition and to high schools in the course of the program approach.

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We’ve already mentioned selective focus as one technique for achieving this. But another effective way of drawing attention is to highlight (throw more light on) the area of interest. For example, an old Hollywood trick is to shine some extra light in the star’s eyes so they appear to sparkle with personality. However, every highlight you add also creates a shadow. The brighter the highlight, the deeper and darker the shadow. So, when you’re chasing the artistic goal of lighting up your actor, you run smack up against the technical problem of staying within video’s narrow contrast range: You can have bright or you can have dark, but you can’t go for both in the same shot.

16 As a light-duty alternative to a silk on a C-stand, fasten a white handkerchief to a music stand with clothespins. The handkerchief serves as a silk, softening the light source, which in this case is an ordinary gooseneck reading lamp. NOTE To avoid risk of fire, don’t let a silk or flag actually touch any lamp. Even household lamps can get very hot, and the halogen kind is par ticularly dangerous. Also, never drape a lamp with any kind of material—instead, rig a stand and position it at least a foot away.

These videos must also tell stories that are interesting to watch. 2). That ’s why the slick music videos you see on T V add visual stories to accompany the music. The lyrics of the song may suggest the visual story. Or, if there’s no story in the song, the video makers will build one, usually around either the fantasies the song evokes or the star’s persona and lifestyle. 2 No matter how much energy a musician shows on-stage, it might not interest an audience enough to carry a whole music video.

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