Making the Move from Photos to Video

The truth is, photographers cannot disregard film. Even though there’s been a transition from film photography to digital, photographers must be prepared to make moving film collections. Making the move from photos to video is a natural step in the life of avid photographers. Use this guide for the assistance necessary to make the move.

The Things Photos and Videos Have in Common

While the modern layperson may think that photographers and videographers are one and the same, this simply isn’t true. However, these are the things photos and videos have in common. First, lighting is essential to achieving great pictures and films. Artistic techniques that mostly rely on the same criteria are another aspect similar to both skills. Finally, both photos and videos incorporate good visual perspectives.

Making the Move from Photos to Video

Movement of the Camera

This is an area of transition that begs serious consideration. As a photographer, you may never have paid a lot of attention to camera movement. This is because static shots have intense power, but when you are making those images into videos you are going to need to consider adding motion. This means you will have to add skews, zooms, cranes, dollies, pans, and tilts. Studying up on this area is quite necessary for a successful transition. You may want to watch this video for additional help.

Incorporating Sound

Sound is the extra dimension to viewable videography that you don’t have to worry about in silent photography. There are voice over websites to hire voice actors if you feel like you need a narrator. You’ll find that the site we linked to provides you with clear rates, free auditions, and the latest technology to ensure you get the right voice actor for your newly developed film.

If you don’t want a narrator, you are still going to need some kind of sound for the video. You may choose to use music or other random sounds, but ensuring that it doesn’t detract from your imagery is a big deal. The fact is, that people will endure bad images better than they’ll handle bad audio. If you don’t believe us, read this. The thing about bad video is that some people will simply think that it’s your artistic license not poor quality. There won’t be as much grace given for bad sound.

Tell a Story

While taking one beautiful image works great as a photographer, it won’t fly in video form. You must always have a reason for making a video. This is why learning to tell a story is imperative.  It won’t have to be extraordinarily long. In fact, it can be a two-sentence story: Kids play on the beach. They enjoy the sand.

While there are a lot of people that will tell you that your story needs specific elements, it doesn’t have to be so detailed. If you can learn the concept of creating an arc, you will have no problem telling a story that people will enjoy. You can learn more about “the arc” and storytelling structure at the site we just linked to.

If this sounds tough, don’t get discouraged. This is the kind of journey that can prove incredibly rewarding. Besides, one of the greatest things about art is the opportunity for personal growth. Transitioning from photos to videos is certainly growth that you’ll want to pursue.