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Video Shooter, 3rd Edition by Barry Braverman

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CHAPTER

Let Me Tell You a Story

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Pressing a camera to your eye and framing a good story is no different from relating a tale around a campfire or writing the great American novel. Fundamentally, we are embarking on the same journey that begins with a single sentence: Let me tell you a story

The great director Sidney Lumet once famously observed that story is the conduit through which all creative [and technical] decisions flow.1 This includes the choice of camera, lens, recording format, resolution, and a thousand other technical and nontechnical things.

Searching for the right camera? It depends on the story you intend to tell. Selecting the right focal length lens? It depends on the story you intend to tell. Determining the correct ...

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