Creating Continuity In Video Storytelling
One of my real joys in live is teaching. I have the pleasure of teaching several courses in video production at Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest, California. Some of my courses are also presented as an online class and I’ve had students in Thailand, Canada, United Kingdom, and even Moscow. They created some excellent productions on equipment ranging from HDV cameras to the built-in iSight on their Mac Book.
The video screen presentation is an element I created for my online classes. It deals with the topic of continuity in space and time as it pertains to visual storytelling. In this case it could be video, film, or even electronic games. I need to credit the excellent text I use for my courses because much of this material is derived from this source. I highly recommend Voice and Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production, from Focal Press written by Mick Hurbis-Cherrier. My students have loved this book and I think it’s the perfect text for anyone getting started in narrative film production.