Tips for web-quality video and some You Tube

Good tips from Creative Pro for producing web-optimised video: http://www.creativepro.com/article/web-tips-shooting-video-for-the-web.

In summary:

  • Think small: much online video is around 320 x 240 pixels (small!)
  • Remember video will need to be highly compressed in order to stream/download from the web
  • general things to avoid: small or fine stripes/detail, too much camera or subject movement, wide shots, too low or too high contrast images
  • Plan your shots: in-camera composition, use storyboards
  • Use the best equipment possible and use a tripod!
  • Once you understand the basic rules, experiment. Try and break these rules and see what you can create.

Some You Tube-based split screen tools:

Check out SplitScreen blog for an introduction to some interesting You Tube-based tools for working with multiple layers/sources of video:

http://www.splitscreen.us/2009/05/youtubebased-tools-for-split-screen.html

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~ by eugerino on May 10, 2010.

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