New technologies in video production equipment
combined with the emergence of videoparticularly
digital videoas an acceptable medium for film
has made it possible for almost anyone to become a film
director virtually overnight. While the cost of film
and film equipment is financially prohibitive, video
production equipment is relatively inexpensive and can
be mastered quite quickly. While there is a great deal
more to the art of film that just having the right equipment,
the accessibility of video production equipment has
encouraged many amateur filmmakers to give it their
best shot. Understanding the basics of video production
equipment is the first step to becoming the next Steven
Once upon a time, there was a young, stressed
out corporate events planner called Tanya. She was organising
a large-scale event for her firms biggest client.
In the midst of organising the guest list, Tanya's
boss told her that the client had requested some video
footage be edited together to open the event. It had
to be done in a hurry.
Tanya asked her boss, What do they want the video
to tell their audience?
Oh, they dont have any messages,
said her slightly panic stricken manager, they
just want to show footage that was taken years ago that
seems relevant for their new launch.