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10 common mistakes in video storytelling

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Eric Seals Feb. 25, 2013, 11:23 a.m. permalink

I read a good post about the 10 common mistakes people make in video storytelling & how to avoid them. Some of the good points were;


1. You don't prioritize sound
2. You don't play to videos strengths
3. You tell & don't show
4. You don't understand storytelling
5. You don't shoot in sequences.

Check out the story
http://adamwestbrook.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/10-common-video-storytelling-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them-adam-westbrook-online-video/

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Mariana Pereira March 13, 2013, 5:29 a.m. permalink

Great Post. Adam has two more posts that can be helpful for this matter:

1 - 10 common video mistakes and how to avoid them
http://adamwestbrook.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/10-common-video-storytelling-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them-adam-westbrook-online-video/

2 - The Five principles of Editing
http://adamwestbrook.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/the-five-principles-of-editing/

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Grant Blankenship Aug. 19, 2013, 6:38 a.m. permalink

I get that the video is really just a sidecar to the solid sound. My problem now is that even with a quality shotgun on the DLSR, I am sacrificing interview fidelity for composition. So...wireless lav? External audio recorder stashed in a shrub to be synced later?

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Pat Shannahan Aug. 19, 2013, 9:37 a.m. permalink

Hey Grant,


I usually do all my DSLR interviews with a wireless mic hooked up to a Marantz audio recorder to by synched later. After the interview, I usually then have the wireless receiver go straight into the camera to capture all the nats. Probably 80% of all my natural sound comes from my wireless.

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