Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video The structure of the shoot, part of Creative DSLR Video Techniques.
…This part's very simple.…Every story, whether fiction or non-fiction, documentary or…feature, has a beginning, a middle and an end.…You can get more exotic with your description and…analysis of story of structure and some stories have additional…structural elements, perhaps they're episodic for example, but ultimately…they all have a beginning, a middle and an end.…There are a lot of ways of defining what that means.…Define a problem, complicate the problem,…solve the problem.…Introduce your hero, torture your hero, let the hero off the hook.…
Introduce your hero and chase him up a tree,…throw rocks at him, let him down from the tree.…Each of those is simply a different way of expressing beginning, middle and end.…Right now, I have no idea what the beginning,…middle and end of my piece are and I don't…know that it's going to have that, introduce, complicate,…resolve structure that you have in a typical fiction story.…I can imagine…a very linear structure to this piece.…We would explain his background as an actor, talk about how he got the…
- Why DSLR?
- Planning the shoot
- Deciding on gear
- Setting up the workspace
- Capturing B-roll
- Synchronizing audio
- Adding music
- Color grading footage
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: What jib does the author use in these videos?
A: The jib Ben uses in these videos was purchased at http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Foot