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  • Set scene/set - Determining the setting for any movie or point in a movie is very important as it assists in making the story come to life. There are many online locations that offer royalty free or creative commons images to use in your production. Or, you could even use any type of drawing app to create your own backdrop for a scene.

  • Rehearse - It is very important to rehearse all scenes in order not to waist recording time or to record over and over again. This allows you to pay close attention to transition issues or scripting problems and fix them before you begin to record.

    • In 1 Take - This is a very good way to make a quick video if you are maintaining strict guidelines as to length. Once you get past a minute or less, you may need to restructure your plan because recording from "Start to Finish" in one shot requires a perfect take to occur.

    • Segments - If you video is longer or requires set changes, it is definitely recommended that you record your movie in segments. This allows for a "breather" between each set and time for the change in scenery and characters to occur. You will need to remember though, if you are segmenting your video, at some point, you will need to compile all of the pieces together and this does take time.

  • Camera Techniques - There are many different types of filters that can be used when filming your movie. These settings will assist in making the movie come to life. For example, if you are creating a movie that takes place when movie were of black and white content, then you should use a black and white filter for your movie.
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