Making Real Life Videos: Great Projects for the Classroom and Family Room

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Getting a good home video is hit-or-miss. Plenty of times, they're dark and fuzzy and Aunt Myrna is washed out and Junior . . . do his eyes always look like that? This unique, accessible guide for living room and classroom provides step-by-step instructions with ten "assignments," plus ideas and information on everything from basic concepts to planning, shooting, and editing, Making Real-Life Videos frees the talents of anyone who has ever wanted to direct.? Perfect for anyone with a video camera ? Step-by-step ...

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Making Real-Life Videos

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Overview

Getting a good home video is hit-or-miss. Plenty of times, they're dark and fuzzy and Aunt Myrna is washed out and Junior . . . do his eyes always look like that? This unique, accessible guide for living room and classroom provides step-by-step instructions with ten "assignments," plus ideas and information on everything from basic concepts to planning, shooting, and editing, Making Real-Life Videos frees the talents of anyone who has ever wanted to direct.• Perfect for anyone with a video camera • Step-by-step "assignments" plus tips that will improve results at every level

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581154153
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,249,584
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Williams, a pioneer in using documentary filmmaking as a learning tool, has created hundreds of video productions in schools, colleges, and community centers. A video production consultant, he lives in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What is video? 3
Ch. 2 Documentary vs. "movie" 13
Ch. 3 What is a documentary? 24
Ch. 4 The treatment 41
Ch. 5 The interview 64
Ch. 6 Voiceover narration 76
Ch. 7 Related media 88
Ch. 8 Dramatizations 102
Ch. 9 The theory of editing 127
Ch. 10 The video camera 149
Ch. 11 Editing techniques 161
Ch. 12 A travelogue 194
Ch. 13 A family tree 198
Ch. 14 A day in the life 202
Ch. 15 A memory 205
Ch. 16 A present-day event 210
Ch. 17 A personal narrative 214
Ch. 18 A public service announcement 219
Ch. 20 A social issue 226
Ch. 21 A biography 231
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