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Video Production Tips


Dear Reader

Hi! This is me again. Still reachable at, still working with NoodleHead Network and, therefore still into video. Last time I dropped you a note on video it was pretty general. You know, start small, stay in control, keep working with computers, don't punch your actors when you are stressed out, etc. However, from now on I'm gonna zoom in on some real focal points about keeping videos entertaining and fun.

This time I'm going to talk about probably the most important part of your video: the script. No matter how great your special effects are, nor how great the actors are, or how quality your images are, nothing can make up for a lousy script. Some people write their own scripts, but if someone is writing it for you make sure that you put your input into it.

When you receive or finish a script, you should look it over thoroughly. You should be able to picture everything that's going to happen. You should also start forming ideas about how you're going to do things. Also, don't be afraid to show the script to someone who has no idea about what you're doing, your whole point in video is to put across a point. So make sure people understand what your point is.

A script that gets your point across is good, but a script that shows an element of humanity is even better. Depending on the topic, you may want jokes (keep 'em clean!), emotion, clear facial expressions (which is as much the actor as the script) and any other things you can think of that will make the script seem more natural (if that is your desire).

Above all have fun with the script! Even if you do show it to other people, don't give up your main idea if it is what you really want.

Dear Reader

Congratulations! If you are reading this, chances are you are interested in the best of businesses - VIDEO! Video is a window to the imagination. Using video can scare, thrill, shock, enlighten, or just plain entertain. Video allows you to use your imagination in anyway to create whatever you like.

I have worked with video for the past two or three years. Over this time I have racked up one main piece of advice - do yourself a favor and START SMALL. Don't overshoot and try to do more than you can in a given chunk of time. The more care and time you put into your shoots the better they will turn out.


Second of all do not be intimidated by others who might be working with you. Make sure your thoughts and problems are heard. Talk to other members of your production about your requirements for a shoot, how to act around the delicate (not to mention expensive) equipment you are running and make sure they know that you must have full cooperation for your final output to be something you can all be proud of.


The fact that you are reading this on a computer gives you a huge advantage when making videos - you are able to work with computers. As time goes on video and computers are becoming more and more intertwined. Computer editing is the easiest (and most often, the coolest) way to make your tape look professional.


If you'd like more information about kids' video, read below, and if you have suggestions just e-mail me at (my dad's address)