Creative Ways to Shoot a Scene

If you have any interest in the film industry, making your own films or videos and telling stories using motion pictures as a medium – this is a must see video. John P. Hess from Filmmaker IQ looks at how you can use the same script and shoot it in very different ways.

We sometimes need to take a break from the endless stream of photo and video gear (ah…ah… NAB 2016 next week) and take a closer look at the creative aspects of shooting a scene, expending the view of what you can do with your actors, your script and yes even the gear that you have and how you use it to support the specific story that you want to create.

The bottom line of this long – but extremely interesting  video – which is essentially an experiment shot at the YouTube Space in LA, is just how much direction and acting can really change the feel of a scene (as well as the way you use your photographic tools).

We highly recommend that you watch Hess’ other videos which are much more technical (should we say technological) but also extremely enlightening – on this page on LensVid.

You can watch more HDSLR and video techniques on our dedicated HDSLR channel here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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