Okay, so I was reading the Ten Commandments of Video Making or something like that and realized that you guys are 901298309128309811 times out of my league! You actually have like nice cameras and mics and you get a bunch of people together to do a "shoot".
This is what I do:
"Hey Nathan!! (he's my 13-year-old brother). We should make a video!" Then I grab my little camera and we chose a song or just do random things based upon a simple plot. (I had a funny plot where a guy gets addicted to second-hand smoking and goes up behind people who are smoking and just starts inhaling! haha... that's besides the point!) Then we start randomly taping. Either I tape him, he tapes me, or we set the camera on a chair, table or even the floor when we're both in the thing.
This is what I have:
So, with that said. What is a simple idea I could do with the things listed above and a brother? Also, does someone want to run down the basics to me? I know nothing except for tips that the Pinnacle Instruction Manual gave me. For example, you might tell me about taping different angles, length of scenes, when to add in special effects, etc.
- Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11 with green screen (it's a stupid blanket... is that what you guys use?)
- A pretty nice tripod, it's my mom's for her camera but she lets me use it!
- We make our own props out of random house-hold items!
- RCA- DSP3 Camcorder..... that's right, it's an enormous VHS tape recorder!
- And last, a Panasonic PV-GS83 that takes Mini-Cassetts!
Basically, what do I do?