Importance of time continuity in video (update)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42XS8stDBX0

Yes, you will watch me open a package I got in the mail today, in true youtubian spirit. I also added some comments on the importance of clipping at the correct time and equipment that I used.

I found that the continuity of shots when clipping together different camera angles of a single action sequence is largely dependent on fulfilling the viewers mental model of time across all clips. I attached a poorly clipped version as well as a visualization to illustrate what I am talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=158n1p69pOU

Pay attention to when the hand leaves and enters the scene and compare it to the previous version.

Equipment: Although it looks like I had a helmet cam or something, its actually just my normal camera attached to my body via the Gorilla Pod.

http://www.amazon.com/Joby-Gorillapod-SLR-Zoom-Tripod/dp/tech-data/B002J91QIK

Here is a link that explains a pretty good travelling set up if you want to shoot video with your camera.

http://www.componentgeek.com/reviews-tips/gorilla-noga/gorillapod-noga-arm-gh1/

1 thought on “Importance of time continuity in video (update)

  1. Terrific! Thanks! Could you also post a photo that shows how you connected your camera to your body?

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