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Video is a series of actions or shots that come together to tell a story. But how are these shots created? It is the Director of Photography (DP) who is responsible for gathering the shots. Based upon the script and instructions from the director, the DP sets up the camera, rolls the tape and takes the shot. In this activity, the students are responsible for putting the shot to tape. They are asked to perform the duties of the DP.

Purpose of the Activity:

The purpose of the activity is to introduce you to the controls on the camera and how to compose a shot. During the activity you will:

  • Become familiar with camera controls
  • Become familiar with techniques in composition
  • Show your video to the class
  • Analyze the results and identify limitations