Shoot for the edit chopp ing and chang ing

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Un­like still pho­tog­ra­phy, video is as­sem­bled later in the edit, and even the most bril­liant clip is only raw ma­te­rial. To main­tain viewer in­ter­est, think about and shoot from a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent an­gles, in­clud­ing a side-on view or a back­ward-look­ing view. Also use dif­fer­ent fo­cal lengths, from wide to long. Ba­si­cally, the more you shoot, the more choice you have later to as­sem­ble a lively look­ing video.

There are no hard and fast rules about how long clips should be in the fi­nal edit – in other words, the speed of cut­ting from one to another – but if you pay at­ten­tion to the way in which tele­vi­sion doc­u­men­taries, for ex­am­ple, are edited, you’ll see that it’s quite com­mon to cut ev­ery few sec­onds. Au­di­ence at­ten­tion spans are no­to­ri­ously short, and just be­cause you’re happy to gaze at a some­thing you shot for a minute, don’t ex­pect oth­ers to be quite so fas­ci­nated!

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