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The grammar of editing

Martin Johnson - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
This post is part 2 of a series on editing your first video. (Read the first post here (/pro-videoblogger/your-first-video-edit)) Know your Grammar When you write, you use grammar. Grammar is what gives you the structure of a sentence. Defn: Grammar: The study of how words and their component parts combine to form sentences. Film and video also uses a form of grammar, which like the grammar you use when you write, gives you a form or structure to edit images together. For example, tr .. click to read full post.
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Your first video edit

Martin Johnson - Saturday, December 14, 2013
This is the first post in a series that follows my three earlier posts on check list for your first video shoot. (/pro-videoblogger/check-list-for-your-first-shoot-1) I'm assuming you know your way around whatever NLE you're using and you're now ready to start editing the footage you've shot. (NLE - Non-linear editing. This describes programs such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, etc. Linear editing refers to editing using video-tape or film where the edits were normally done in order.)  .. click to read full post.
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Why shooting video is like compiling a dictionary

Martin Johnson - Sunday, December 08, 2013
Every time you write something, an e-mail, a blog post, a script or something longer you use words. Those words usually come from your memory and experience. You think about what you want to say and then you select the right words and put them in the right order to communicate your thoughts. Another way of looking at it is to think of having a dictionary in your head. Whilst you might not actually visualise looking at the index and then turning the pages to find the right word, that's what y .. click to read full post.
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Six steps to getting serious about web video

Martin Johnson - Friday, December 06, 2013
6 steps to getting serious about web video If you're a regular reader of this blog you'll know that one of the subjects I often write about is using video on the web. In my business I produce videos for a range of businesses and organisations. They're all distributed on a web site. Often this is the businesses own web site or their YouTube or Vimeo channel. Making a video to go onto a web site takes a bit of planning. Unlike uploading text or images, which you can do almost instantly, you .. click to read full post.
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