Planning A Mini Documentary

READING & WRITING: Whenever we are filming something for fun, whether it’s of a pet or a child, we are never really concerned about lighting in the shot. However, when we are filming a piece professionally, the lighting is very crucial to a shot and it can help tell the audience what they should beContinue reading “Planning A Mini Documentary”

Concepts of User-Centered Design

When designers come together to create a design, product, website, or anything else, there is a process that happens. In this process there are times where they can go back to square one and start over, need more user testing, and do what they need to do in order to make the product easy toContinue reading “Concepts of User-Centered Design”

Creating a How-To Video

READINGS AND WRITINGS: While capturing a scene, it’s important to show it in an interesting or even unique way. By doing this it allows the audience to become more involved with the characters and what’s going on in the scene. Having a sequence of different shots allows for all that to happen. In fact, inContinue reading “Creating a How-To Video”

Color vs. Emotion vs. Advertising

Do you know how much of our emotions and color can affect advertising? Do you realize how much of our emotions are affected by color? Have you noticed the trends happening in movie poster designs? Whether we know it or not, we are constantly being influenced by ads promoting different types of products and brands.Continue reading “Color vs. Emotion vs. Advertising”

Manipulation: Greatest Sin of Visual Storytelling

Everyone at some point in their lives want to capture that “perfect” picture even though that’s impossible since perfect doesn’t exist. How far will someone go to get that perfect picture? Crop other people and objects out or put new people and objects in? Alter and touch up the image to get it to lookContinue reading “Manipulation: Greatest Sin of Visual Storytelling”

A Hubbard Park Montage

READINGS & WRITINGS: While you are recording your videos and collecting tons of footage, there are many aspects to remember and to be cautious of during the process. This could be anything from the set up, to the colors in the shot, the composition of the shot, type of lens, lighting, what is going toContinue reading “A Hubbard Park Montage”

There’s No Planet B

For many, many years the world has been divided about an issue that is severely hurting the planet, climate change. One side claims that scientists are making it up and it’s all fake. While the other side is arguing that humans have created a devastating impact on the planet and without changing and helping theContinue reading “There’s No Planet B”

Color and It’s Connection to Our Emotions and Advertising

Advertising for anything has come a long way. No matter where we look we are bombarded with millions of ads in a single day. In fact, many of the ads that we see use color to its advantage. Depending on the product and the type of advertisement, the color as well as the lighting canContinue reading “Color and It’s Connection to Our Emotions and Advertising”

Planning a Video Montage

READINGS AND WRITINGS Creating a video montage can be great for advertising, bring awareness for something, or even creating a video from a trip, personal or business. A video montage is described in The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video as  “a series of related shots used to combine time or distance, setContinue reading “Planning a Video Montage”