Taking a video production class this semester has proven to be an eye-opener. I’ve learned so much about the craft of creating a cogent, unified piece. It’s crazy how much the syntax of film can go absolutely unnoticed until you are tasked with creating one. I’ve found myself naming shots I never would have noticed before as I watch television. “Mid shot! Close up! Pan!” I shouted at an episode of Hart of Dixie this past week. Have you ever counted the number of shots in just one scene? Hint: There are a ton. I have a newfound appreciation for filmmakers and videographers everywhere.
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