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March 28, 2010

I’m about to acquire a cool little Kodak video camera, so I’ve been noticing different styles of video communication. Maybe I won’t be able to emulate any of these, but they do provide some great ideas and inspiration.

Realist, real time, first person: probably the easiest of videos to make

More realist, this time the protagonist is filmed and there’s some editing. This relies on the awesome talent of the protagonist and a steady hand and keen eye of the maker.

Then there’s this real time, whole-day open space filmed with a fixed camera and compressed  to 30 secs (hat tip Johnnie Moore)

And now we move away from realist to some other cool ways of sharing information. CommonCraft developed this paperworks approach which remains a favourite.

And my favourite style uses kinetic type. This is still my all-time favourite video. The Girl Effect.

And now motion graphics. A current favourite.

And finally, someone I just discovered last night (thanks to Kath Copley) Tales of Mere Existence by Lev Yilmaz.

What’s your favourite video style?

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