Instructional Videos

Audition with Michael Shurtleff
Part 1
When Streisand, Redford, Tomlin Midler and Hoffman got their first breaks
Michael Shurtleff was there
Terrific video. Shurtleff is superb.

Basic Film Terms
A visual dictionary of film terms. It focuses on 16mm, is an older film, and is rather silly, but it conveys the terms quite clearly. Good for a beginning video/film class.

The Hold Up: An Editing Exercise
Film critic Roger Ebert takes the viewer from rushes to the fine cut of a robbery scene.
Good for a beginning video/film class.

Norman Jewison Filmmaker
 a documentary by Doug Jackson, 1971.
Produced by The National Film Board of Canada    
A good behind-the-scenes look into the making of a feature film "Fiddler on the Roof."   

60 Second Spot: The Making of a Television Commercial

The documentary follows the production of a 7-Up television commercial from storyboard concept, through pre-production planning and casting, to location filming in the Arizona desert. Concludes by showing the ad as it appeared on TV.

Successful Camera Work for Video
The film considers aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, and zoom—as well as aspects of framing and image composition, including techniques such as pulling focus.
Good for a beginning video/film class.

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