Dynamic Chase Scenes

CarChaseIntroIf you make a car chase using only one camera angle, it will be the world's most boring chase, no matter how fast the cars are going. The key to making chase scenes work is an abundance of coverage. The more cuts in the scene, the more effective it tends to be. Adding the right soundtrack to accompany the visuals finishes off a more effective action scene. Videomaker's first mag and online tutorial will cover the technique of making exciting chase scenes.

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Doin’ The Bump

Da BumpIn the broadcast world, they call it "dead air" -- that awkward silence between content where you wonder if the engineer took an extended coffee break or the station went off the air.

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The Art of the Title Sequence

Title0The first few minutes of a film will often either leave the audience full of excitement and eager to see how the story of the movie will play out, wondering what hints they were shown in the opening credits to what they're about to watch. Sometimes these opening moments are grander than the film that follows them. Sometimes you talk to your friends about the notebooks instead of the head in the box, or the silhouetted men running around more than the prodigy delinquent. Ian & Alex of The Art of the Title Sequence are two curators of a collection of title sequences best described as fine art.

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Our Camcorder Classroom - Post Production Edit

Over this series of articles, I’ve talked about getting ready to shoot, shooting, lighting, audio, and now we’re ready to have everything come together in the process of post production.

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I Shot It, Now How Do I Edit It?

Shot0iMovie editing for the beginner and those with deadlines.

It wasn't until I saw this title that I realized that everyone may be thinking, "oh yes, the guy from Georgia is making references about hunting!"

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The Art of the Edit

When Oliver Stone turned over the massive amount of raw footage that became JFK, editor Joe Hutshing knew it would be a challenge. 

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Multicam Editing

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(Ed Note: In last months issue Dr. Robert Nulph took us through Multicam Shooting.  We continue with the techniques of the multicam edit with Morgan Parr.) If you shoot the same event/scene with more than one camera and try to edit the multiple cameras' footage together, you are multicam editing.

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Videotaping Conversations

I love movies. Old ones, new ones, long ones, short ones, good ones and, sometimes, even bad ones.

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