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Calling all filmmakers! Learn how to make a movie with the filmmaking tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A cast and crew
- A location and set
- A boom pole and microphone
- A camera
- Lights (refer to Howcast's 3-Point Lighting video)
- A skateboard dolly or similar contraption
- A goal
Assemble a cast
First assemble a cast of willing participants.
Find wardrobe that fits their character.
Design the set
Be sure to design the set to help make your ransom video warm and inviting.
Use body language
Body language is important when demanding a ransom.
Get a camera
Find yourself a camera with exposure settings and choice of manual or auto focus. Having these basic options increases the production quality more than you might realize.
Good sound is ubber-critical. Utilize a shotgun mic and boom pole. Hold the boom with fingertips to minimize operator noises. This will also allow you to twist the boom and follow quick actor movements.
We come now to the dolly move. You must begin the dolly move with your feet in a walking decision. Keep it steady, smooth, and further to a stop. The same goes for the reverse dolly: heel toe, heel toe.