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Lesson 8. Shooting and Assembling a Very... > A New Way to Think About Video

A New Way to Think About Video

There's an important distinction between the video that you shoot and a video that you make. You probably don't need a lesson to shoot with your camcorder. But making videos is an entirely different beast. Jennifer tends to shoot with her camcorder as if it were a still camera. Her video looks good, but she'd be hard-pressed to make something out of it. Christopher understands that shooting is his opportunity to get some raw materials with which to build. And like building a house, it's not enough to have lots of materials; rather, you need the right pieces to fit together.

Think of making a video as the union of two distinct tasks: shooting and editing. Camera plus computer. Professionals call this duo production and postproduction. Any way you slice it, a video is both of these in tandem.


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