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Hey, Filmmakers!

With so many video apps and computer programs available in the modern day, moviemaking can be a casual love or, for those who hear the calling of the camera, it can become a deep passion! One way or another, it’s a great way to visually record moments in time and to express yourself as an artist. Since the dawn of video capture cameras, people have been mesmerized by the marvel of moving pictures—movies.                   

Whether you’re shooting a 60-second D-I-Y stop/motion animation video or a full length feature film, making a video requires a lot of work and a lot of effort. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with the basics of film. Here are just a few fundamental points to consider while making your video.

Framing up a good shot is important so your viewer’s have something they actually want to look at. While good cinematography is a whole other department, if a shot isn’t lit well, it won’t be very attractive to the eye. Shots can still be dark, but must be sufficiently lit.

While the occasional shot that’s too dark or out-of-focus can be forgivable, viewers are much less lenient on poor sound quality. Crystal clear sound will always bring a level of professionalism to your video.

You can’t present a video without editing it! These days, it’s much easier to edit film using the proper computer program. Master one of these programs and you can create a video you’d expect to see on the big screen!

If you’re passionate about Moviemaking, then I recommend you look into a summer camp that offers it as an activity to boost your familiarity with the art form. If you already have a camp in mind, call them up to ask about their program. And, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!


- John


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