Hey, nice camcorder. And I hear you have a computer, too. Guess you’re in the video service!
Okay, what if I were to use you, say, $5000 to do a history of my life? Would you understand what to do? Can you picture completion outcome? Or do you simply hope that the button marked “Ken Burns Effect” will save your rear-end?
Oh, you knew that.
Sound cynical? Guilty as charged. However the expansion of low-cost, good quality video equipment has convinced numerous a customer they can do their own company videos or wedding videos, and many a prosumer to make the full-time leap into self-employment.
So here’s my offer. Read the next five paragraphs approximately for my “video school in 5 minutes or less”, and you will be one little step better to telling a compelling story, no matter what that story is.
Ah, however, it’s not that simple. As lots of would-be professional photographers can inform you, it’s not the gear that defines quality; it’s the individual using the gear.
1) Develop an overview of your task.
2) Obtain the raw material.
3) Color and Style of your end product.
4) New Section? New Music.
5) Ditch the special impacts.
6) Aim for the editor.