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TIPS: Making a film

Tips for creating an entry for the Reel Action Film Festival.

-Choose a video camera. Digital cameras make it easier to edit on a computer.

-Choose a subject. Think about who, what and where you’ll shoot.

-Form a basic idea for your story. Expand that into a basic script.

-Draw out a storyboard, illustrating the shots you plan to use. Don’t worry about following the storyboard perfectly.

-Find people willing to be in your film.

-Shoot your footage. Be aware that lighting is less severe early and late in the day.

-Edit your film. Good video editing software makes it easy to cut and move digital files, add music and insert narration.

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