Yeah, just another guy doing what I can to tell good stories in a highly competitive market. Been at it a long time, and don't feel like stopping yet.
Many of your articles are GREAT, but not relevant to where I'm currently at in some sort of project or work...
What would be AMAZING would be if users could save individual articles to user-created lists for reference later...
For instance, I'd save this to 'Production Documents' if I could...
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and while the plot was somewhat predictable, there were some great performances, the soundtrack is amazing, the CGI was thrilling, and I was significantly entertained and challenged by the surprising subtexts of the themes and subtext of the story.
Thanks V Renée!
This was a great video. WAY more than 5 things, if someone's going to be literal. But still - fantastic advice.
Also, for anyone being nit-picky, when he says, "More motion is going to be more professional..." obviously he's means within reason. I'd throw the word "relevant" in there before 'motion' - but I reckon that's what he meant. I've seen still shots that should have been moving and moving shots that should have been still... but for the beginner, I reckon he's bang on the money. Move the camera!
Another point that he didn't really make on the Music front - is that it really helps to know the piece of music (or at least the genre) you are going to use for the video prior to shooting, as it can dictate the pace at which you do your pans, slides, and re-frames. If it's pumping music, a slow camera move feels odd. On the other hand, if it's a timid track - and you whip pan... Yeah, people are going to spaz. Picking a good track ahead of time and keeping it in mind on set will definitely help.
I'd be very interested in hearing more about this - have you considered making your own video about this topic?
Absolutely fantastic article and very insightful.
Thank you NFS for your efforts and willingness to publish stuff like this.
You guys rock.
I have literally been searching for this information for years! You can find it in bits and pieces around the net, but this is a really nice condensed version.
I met an editor once in Sydney, Australia, who literally 'typed' videos into existence. He could hotkey a rough-cut in irritatingly minuscule amounts of time. His motto was, "If you click the Mouse, you're probably doing it wrong..." Honestly, it was sickening how good he was. His videos were excellent as well. (Top Gear!)
Anyways, looking forward to putting this into practice.