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Video Storytelling Basics by Michael Rosenblum

Shooting Exercises

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Michael assigns an exercise on how to absorb an environment, break it…
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In this exercise we will go out into the field and practice the five shot…
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Michael gives advice on how to approach your first video journalist shoot.
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Michael lays out the ground rules of his storytelling course in this introductory…
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Michael talks about how you can increase your storytelling skills while…
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Michael talks about shooting exercises to increase your storytelling skills.
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Michael uses a restaurant to break down what types of shots you should…
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Michael talks about how to approach your interview intelligently and not…
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Michael introduces the first lesson of two on the 5 Shot Sequence that…
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Michael wraps up the last part on the 5 Shot Sequence that will give you…
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Michael explains why you should not try to direct the scene when you are…
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Michael presents a lesson on what NOT to shoot - which is just as important…
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In this lesson you'll learn the proper way to hold your camera during…
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Michael screens a video journalists piece called "Paint & Prick"…
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Michael critiques a video journalist's piece called "Paint &…
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A look at preparing for your first shoot.
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12:59 pm Friday
Apr 5, 2013
I think you should go into the location and pay attention to whatever it is they do there as if you had to learn it in order to teach someone. I don't think you necessarily need to know about the topic. In fact, if you don't know about it you should be able to come up with the story much faster because you would just tell what you've just learned. It's like composing an essay for school.
7:13 pm Wednesday
Jan 30, 2013
Helen very helpful
7:12 pm Wednesday
Jan 30, 2013
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6:49 am Saturday
Feb 18, 2012
I think you have to open your mind and then follow your instincts. Walk around for a while, then sit down and think about the story you would tell your wife or husband or whomever if you just came home. "I went to the store today and the most amazing thing happened".... Like that. If nothing amazing comes to mind, you don't have a story, or a film, for that matter.
1:23 am Saturday
Feb 18, 2012
I believe you said that we are to make a list of seven events need to tell "the story"...I wonder if you have an equally good formula or method of how I might decide on a choice of story while observing the place? It seems good to have at least a strong notion about an idea or plot of a story prior to listing seven events that are to tell 'the story'. Or is it that you know from experience that 'the story' becomes apparent once seven or so events are listed? Or is it that I don’t understand?