"Quality is not an act,
it is a habit." - Aristotle
Pre-Production | Video Recording | Editing
How to Make a Video
Content Below at a Glance: Pre-Production | Good Quotes
1. Setting a goal for the final edit is a must. A plan to achieve the goal should be the checklist. For example, the goal is to get viewers to visit an SEO website. The plan is to give helpful SEO Tips and mention the web address.
2. Recording Preparation:
The most attractive video clips will be those that...
a) are showing a subject smiling for a good reason at the beginning.
"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." - Mother Teresa |
b) recorded truthful ideas being said. The goal here is viewer trust for the subject.
"People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe." - Andy Rooney |
c) have subjects who specifically answer questions. The one being interviewed should be aware of this.
"Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone." - Colossians 4:6 |
d) have ideas top company officials like to hear. A company's "About Us" or "Mission" web page will help. The goal here is to understand the bigger picture then help the company. |
e) are answering who is the person in the video, what are they doing, when or where? |
f) show the subject's: Average to high speaking volume, stillness (being like a statue), upright posture, expert ability (esp. knowledge), and good grammar (esp. no "ums").
Cameraperson can stop recording and say "I need you to... because..." |
g) show reactions of people to things. |
h) minimize movement of the video cam. |
i) have smooth camcorder movement, like when using a wheelchair or dolly. |
j) point out a conclusion to the video at the end. Lessons to be learned work well. |
3. The one recording should read the cam manual. The one doing the editing should read the software's manual. Most of the time, these are included with the hardware when purchasing and can be found using a search engine.
The company who made your cam or software should also have answers to all common issues at their web site. I would not rely much on solving problems using internet forums or third-party video making sites.
4. One who masters movie making will make lesser the time required to create them.
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"Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak." - John Adams
"The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted." - James Madison
"Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners." - Dale Carnegie
"The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence." - Walt Disney
"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence." - Vince Lombardi |
"Confidence is a very fragile thing." - Joe Montana
"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being." - Lee Iacocca
"To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person." - Bruce Lee
"I think the idea of creating a television news source that is not beholden to corporate interests is nirvana." - Phil Donahue
"I've often said there's two kinds of actors. There's a more gregarious type and the shy type." - Al Pacino
"I like fantasy. I like horror, science fiction because I can get avant-garde with those performances in those movies." - Nicolas Cage |
"There's a drive in me that won't allow me to do certain things that are easy." - Johnny Depp
"I started really young, like 12 or 13, and then I started doing school plays. We had a really good drama department, so the kind of drama-geek stigma wasn't really there in my high school." - Matt Damon
"All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared." - Ben Affleck
"Whoever honors himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be honored." - Matthew 23:12
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