Due Tuesday: Challenge 1: Reverse Engineering
Take your favorite video and analyze the first 20shots, noticing everything you would need to re-create the video yourself. Include the following:
- Shot description
- Duration of shot
- Composition: Tight or wide shot, angle, symmetry, focus
- Lighting (including position of sun, weather, artificial lights)
- Edit Effects
- Guess at exactly what equipment was used and where/how it was set up.
Here is an example of an analysis of the first 20 shots of Hong Kong Strong.
Step 1 is to pick a great video, so let’s brainstorm some of the emerging genres we might want to learn from and emulate.
Transition-Driven Travel Storytelling
Niche Lifestyle Vlog
Informational Travel Vlogs
How he turned his life around:
How he makes money:
Other Travel YouTubers:
Daily Travel Vlogs
Inspirational Speech Shorts
with original footage:
Ironic & Comedic Parodies, etc.