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I shoot videos and landscapes when I travel overseas. Obviously, I cannot shoot to a script or have much of a plan, since this is an unplanned vacation.
How would I construct a story from random scenes in Berlin, Warsaw, Vienna, Budapest, etc? Usually I end up with a string of shots without any story. This is not what you recommend in your book.
My friend Wendy will be travelling with me, but how could I include her in the video? Shots of her looking at the Danube from Buda and from Pest don’t seem to have much interest. Shooting
This demo video from Corning gets us excited about the future of glass. Here are some lessons you can use in your next demo video:
Think about structure: The entire piece takes place over a single “normal” day. By putting us in a “normal” environment and following another “normal” day, the video really accentuates what’s NOT normal– all the advances in glass technology that are coming soon. (see also: Unity)
Add Music: The score keeps the piece moving.
Tell a Story: Like all good videos, this one has a clear beginning, middle and end
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From How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck, Page 114:
Aristotle was the first to note that great drama has three unities—of time, of place, or of action. Unity is another way to suggest a pure focus on one thing. A play might take place over one day (unity of time), or in single house (unity of place), or around a single event (unity of action). Unities keep the audience (and the writer/director) clear on what story they’re telling, making those stories more focused and powerful.
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