Green Screen Directing

With the advent of YouTube and inexpensive HD camcorders, pretty much anyone who wants to be a movie director can be one.

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Using Canted Shots to Convey Tension

Canted shots are composed with a camera tilted laterally, so that the horizon is not level and vertical lines run diagonally across the frame.

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Balancing the Picture

Before you push the record button, you need to ask yourself, "How can I maximize the impact of this shot?"

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Shooting in Black and White

Black and white imagery gives a feeling of elegance to a photo or video, but there’s more to creating the art than simply turning off the color saturation in your editing program.

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Directing – Shot Size and Selection

A creative variable crucial to the director’s visual vocabulary and storytelling toolbox is shot size, which refers to the size of the subject in your frame.

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Shots and Composition: A Breakdown

A film is made up of a series of photographic images and each image in the film is commonly referred to as a frame.

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White Balance 101


Some people mistakenly think all you need to do is find a scrap of white paper or card, put the card in front of the camera and press the button marked "White Balance".

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Getting Optimum Chromakey Results

Chroma key works by recognizing a single video color (blue, green, or black) and replacing those pixels with a background image. We understand that everyone wants to do this in the space of a small closet. You can and the results will show it. Or you can use the least amount of space for an optimum setup.

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