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Links on Video Skills

Questions on Video Skills


Camera Use

(a) Equipment Introduction

(b) Tripod

(c) Auto Focus and Auto Exposure

What type of video tape does the camera use?

If an 8mm video tape says 60min of video how long will it be in digital format?

When should you use a tripod?


Effective Lighting

(a) 3 Point Lighting

(b) Shooting outside

(c) Using a Reflector and Lighting Extremes

What is 3 point lighting?

What is fill lighting?

Is indoor light different than outdoor light?


Effective Audio

(a) External Audio

(b) Wireless Microphones

(c) Earphones

What are some examples of audio file formats?

In what situation should you use an external microphone on a video camera?

Why should you use a headset/earphones when recording?



(a) Framing

(b) Wide Shot

(c)Medium Shot

(d) Close Shot

Why would you use a wide shot?

Why would you use a close shot?


Cutaways and Cut Ins

(a) Cut-In

(b) Cutaway

(c) Covering Problems

What is a cut-in?

What is a cutaway?


Camera Movement

(a) Zooming

(b) Panning

(c) Tracking

Where would you use zooming?

What is the difference between panning and tracking.


Video Style -

(a)Documentary Instructional

(b) Situated video

(c) Scripted enactment

(d) Voice over

What are some examples of features in a documentary video?

What is a voice over?

How would you do a voice over in iMovie?


Effective Cuts

(a) Direction of Travel

(b) Continuity of Location

(c) Continuity of Sound

(d) When and Where to Cut

What is direction of travel?

Why do you want continuity of location and sound in a video?

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Page last updated November 17, 2003

Page created by R. Tapp

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