Part 1 – Overview (This will be part 1 of a 5 part series)
Okay, admit it. What do you normally think when someone announces, “It’s time to show Home Movies”? You mentally roll your eyes while giving them a blank stare or at best, a forced smile don’t you? That’s because most home movies are dreadfully boring affairs with no audience appeal outside the immediate family. The joy of these events is often lost in the transition from live experiences to the screen. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Fact is that most people take lots of pictures and make home videos at holiday parties, family gatherings and other special occasions like weddings and birthdays. But how many of them really think about entertainment value, let alone production design or editing techniques and develop a plan to create something truly memorable?
With today’s digital technology, it’s never been easier to capture still images, video footage and audio. However, people tend to present them as a string of random scenes that never get edited together with a cohesive theme that tells a story and engages the audience.
When commercial production companies do high-end multimedia projects, they employ a full range of professional filmmaking techniques using the most advanced digital equipment and software available. But you can create very impressive presentations with far less sophisticated tools – especially if you follow a few simple rules.