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Video Maker's Journey Introduction

Beyond Basics:  start | story development | pre-production | responding to criticism | editing refinements | transferring cine film to video | pace

The Videomaker's Journey: part twenty-two
Beyond the Basics: Introduction.

Use the links in the text to move between sections.

Thus far we have concentrated on advice for beginners, but in time all of us want to try things that are a little more adventurous. So this section is subdivided into several topics, each of which may appeal to some readers but not others. Some expand on topics covered earlier.

The Video Makerís Journey was specifically written to teach beginners how to make videos. Most of it was kept as simple as possible so that it was easy to understand and would not discourage learners. Beyond Basics has gathered together hints, tips and ideas for a moviemaker to take up and develop in his or her own way.

CONTENTS

(A)

STORY DEVELOPMENT
(1) Script writing The three act structure is shown with additional advice. In particular, note that adding problems and complications to obstruct the heroís progress in Act Two are essential features to be included in longer stories.
(2) Synopses which illustrate story writing This refers to three films: The Handyman, The Problem with Harry and Violets are Blue. You can see each film in the relevant chapter.
(3) Books to read

(B)

PRE- PRODUCTION
(4) How to plan a shooting script (or shot list)
(5) How to evoke emotion in an audience
(6) Manifestation of ghosts
(7) Video shooting tricks
(8) More tips on how to start a movie

(C)

PUTTING PACE INTO A MOVIE Giving a film the zip, speed and pace which makes a winner involves every stage of production.

(D)

RESPONDING TO CRITICISM

(E)

EDITING REFINEMENTS

(F)

TRANSFERRING CINE FILM TO DVD


Video Maker's Journey Introduction
Beyond Basics:  
start | story development | pre-production | responding to criticism | editing refinements | transferring cine film to video | pace

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