Video Research

These links are provided as a starting-off point. Do not use these as your only source material.

Blank TV News Template

Narrative Film Template

For an excellent example of a short script, check out Beacon Calling by Chris Keaton.

Camera Techniques (8.1)

Lighting (8.2)

Audio (8.3)

  • Microphone Directional Properties
    “Every microphone has a property known as directionality. This describes the microphone’s sensitivity to sound from various directions. Some microphones pick up sound equally from all directions, others pick up sound only from one direction or a particular combination of directions.”

OSHA Standards (8.6)

“Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.”

Editing Techniques (9.4)

  • Red Giant Videos
    SFX tutorials
  • Video Copilot
    SFX Tutorials
  • Film Budgeting

  • Film Budgeting Basics
    An overview of how film budgeting works.
  • Resources

    Film Festivals

    Arizona Student Film Festival

    The White House Student Film Festival (Yes, President Obama might watch your film!)

    International Student Film Festival Hollywood

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