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Video Basics - Crossing the Line

by Allen Kingsbury & Jarret Brown
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The 180 degree rule (Don't cross the line)
There is another rule to follow in filmmaking when filming multiple subjects. You need to draw an imaginary line connecting both subjects on the same plane, then don't cross that line while filming.

Video Basics - Lighting

by Allen Kingsbury & Jarret Brown
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Here are some very useful YouTube videos that discuss advanced lighting principles.

Video Basics - Camera Support

by Allen Kingsbury & Jarret Brown
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How you hold your camera can make a big difference in how your video looks to your audience. Shaky Cam—rough hand held camera movement—is widely used in film making to give a film a documentary or real life feel.

Video Basics - Transitions

by Allen Kingsbury & Jarret Brown
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Once all of the scenes are shot, the video is edited. Each scene is placed on a time line and tied to the next by a transition. There are a few basic transitions common to most video productions. The most common is the cut.

Video Basics - Camera Movement

by Allen Kingsbury & Jarret Brown
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With video, unlike still photography or painting, the frames can move as shots are created. The three most common camera moves are zoom, pan/tilt, and tracking.

Video Basics - Shot Types

by Allen Kingsbury & Jarret Brown
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In video, we give names to several of the ways we can put frames around our subjects. In this example you see a Wide or Establishing Shot. Here the subjects are shown in their context. Note the placement of the subjects on the one third lines of the frame.

Video Basics - Composition and Framing

by Allen Kingsbury & Jarret Brown
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Video can be seen as a series of still photographs. The subject, the background, and other elements of the image need to be arranged in an artistic way. The composition starts with a frame: Where will you place your subject in the picture relative to the edges?

Using Stata on the Virtual Site (Mac)

Stata is now available in a virtual environment. It can be run on- or off-campus. Follow these steps to install and configure VMware Horizon Client and VPN, and to access Stata and manage files from your computer.

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