Shooting video to tell a story


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Shooting video to tell a story

By now you know about shooting video with variety. Now I am going to give you some specific ideas on what sorts of things to shoot to help you get that variety. Video is a great way to tell a story, but I don't want you to think that you have to do some Hollywood type of story. Story is simply the bringing together of separate shots in video to tell something about your subject. Story and video comes from the combining of these separate shots, not a single shot.

Story begins with three things: a beginning, a middle, and an end. Something is happening and something happens first to get the action going. That's the beginning. There is some sort of ending to what is going on and obviously that's the end. Everything between that beginning and end is middle. So as you are deciding what shots to take, you can look for a beginning, keeping alert for things happening during the action, and then look for something that shows an ending also during that action.

Then as you record everything ...

Shooting video to tell a story
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Shooting video to tell a story provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Rob Sheppard as part of the Video for Photographers: Shooting with a DSLR

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