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Music Videos Some music videos are lip-synched--that is, the performers pretend that they're singing the words on the soundtrack. Other videos are voice-over, narrative, or ex- perimental videos. In these videos, you don't actually see anybody singing, but instead you watch a story unfolding (or a bunch of random-looking footage). If you decide to create a lip-synched video, take a boom box with you in the feld. Make sure it's playing as you flm the singers, so that they're lip-synching with accurate timing. When it comes time to edit the music video in iMovie, you'll be able to add the little lower-left-corner credits (the name of the song, the group name, and so on) with extremely convincing results. You'll also be able to add crossfades, transitions, graph- ics, and other common rock-video elements (see Figure 3-2). Live Stage Performances Filming a live stage performance, such as a play, musical, concert, or dance, is extremely challenging. It poses four enormous challenges: capturing the sound, getting power, capturing the picture, and getting permission in the frst place. Getting Permission At most professional performances, the management doesn't permit camcorders. Whether union rules, copyright rules, house rules, or simple paranoia is at play, the