CHAPTER 7

Telling Better Stories with Your DSLR

HOW TO CREATE INTERESTING CHARACTERS

The key to finding your story is determining what your main character wants and what he or she does to get it. In a wedding video, a bride and groom want to get married; therefore, all of your choices, from the look of the film to what shots you choose to shoot must revolve around this dramatic need.

Jamin Winans’ great internet short Uncle Jack is one of the strongest short films shot on a DSLR—due to the fact that it tells a powerful story. Jack wants to escape his pursuers while at the same time he wants to keep his niece happy by telling her a fairytale.

In summary, Uncle Jack takes the fairytale motif and updates it into a contemporary setting in which ...

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