Movie Games require sharing a video camera and editing-in-camera as your ensemble creates a sequence shot by shot.  To get good results, your ensemble has to know the following basic guidelines of motion picture shooting and editing.   All of these guidelines are founded on the basic principles of movie editing which have nothing to do with the type of camera or computer you use.   This is a THINKING process that is quite challenging to master.  Daniel Arijon wrote a brilliant book about this that no great film or video maker can succeed without.  It is to film what Gray’s Anatomy is to medicine.  -An indispensable reference book.   Get  The Grammar of The Film Language .  Then you can try combining  some of these ideas and see what happens.   Experiment!

Showing the Story   | Brevity | ContinuityAxis | Framing

Cross Cutting  | Match Cutting | Cutting Tight or Wide


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