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Sharing the good news about Creative Commons

Making a media work about Creative Commons licensing can be a challenge. How do you get the message across without losing the interest of your audience? Christopher Lewis, an ABC Open producer from Western Australia, shares his video on the subject.

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Shooting video with a hand-held camera

You're making a video and want to take moving shots with your hand-held camera, but you don't want them to look all shaky. Catherine Marciniak from ABC Open has some useful advice for you on taking steady shots and getting a variety of shots. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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The shots tell the story in a video interview

You don't want your video interview to be just a 'talking head'. What shots can you take to make your story more interesting? Benj Binks from ABC Open has some ideas on what you might do and how to do it. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Setting up equipment for a video interview

Camera and microphone. That may be all the equipment that you need for a video interview but Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binksfrom ABC Open will show you that there is a little bit more involved in setting these up. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Interviewing tips for a video interview

You've got your questions, your equipment, your location and your interviewees. How do you do the interview? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open have some practical advice for you. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Basic equipment for filming a video documentary

What basic equipment do you need to film a short video documentary? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open show you some useful cameras and other equipment, and give you some handy tips on how to use them. This is one of eight clips on making a mini-documentary.

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Using a tripod when making a video

Hand-held camera can be great for lively effects in a video, but sometimes you need a tripod. Benj Binks from ABC Open has some handy tips for you on making the most of this equipment. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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'Modern miniature photography at lowest cost', 1930s

This is a colour poster advertising Kodak cameras that was printed in the 1930s. Its text reads, 'LET US DEMONSTRATE THE MINIATURE KODAKS DE-LUXE' and 'Modern Miniature Photography AT LOWEST COST'. The miniature camera models, listed along the bottom of the poster, are Retina, Bantam, Duo and Suprema. The poster features ...

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'Double your week-end fun, go with a Kodak' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak cameras, that was produced in the 1930s. The advertising slogan reads 'DOUBLE YOUR WEEK-END FUN Go with a Kodak THE SNAPSHOTS YOU WANT TOMORROW YOU MUST MAKE TODAY'. The poster features an illustration of a woman in a short green playsuit and necktie. She is kneeling down, holding ...

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'Give a Kodak' poster, 1938

This is a colour poster advertising Kodak cameras for a 1938 Christmas sales campaign. The advertising slogan reads 'Kodaks and Brownies / GIVE A KODAK / Kodak film Gift Packages', set against a background illustration of holly in red and green. The back of the poster, not seen here, is in the form of a 'Kodak Trade Circular' ...

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'We sell Kodak film' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak film, that was printed in the 1930s. Its slogan reads 'WE SELL Kodak Film DEVELOPING PRINTING ENLARGING'. The poster features illustrations of three yellow boxes of Kodak film, Verichrome, Panatomic and Super Sensitive Panchromatic. The dimensions of the poster are 665 mm x 260 mm.

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Triunial magic lantern, 1891

This is a triunial magic lantern - a slide projector with three individual projection systems integrated into one unit. Each system has an illuminant, a slide holder and a telescopic barrel containing glass lenses. Originally, the magic lantern was illuminated by oxyhydrogen (limelight), but at some stage all three projection ...

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Amazing nanomedibots

Did you know that the cells in our bodies are full of tiny living nanobots? Researchers are exploring how they can create minuscule medical tools delivered as pills that could heal and cure people who swallow hem. Watch as a scientific animator shows how molecules within our bodies work and how the nano tools of the future ...

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Choosing the location for a video interview

How do you decide what's a good location for a video interview? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open have some useful information to help you make your choice. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Scripting and storyboarding a video interview

How do you decide on the questions for a video interview? What about how it's going to be filmed? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open provide some great tips on scripting and storyboarding a video interview. This is one of eight clips on making a mini-documentary.

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Filming from Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1962

This is a black-and-white photograph of a cinematographer filming a pan (slowly moving the camera to take in a panorama) with a 16-mm camera across the city of Sydney from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1962. He is following the entrance into Circular Quay of a cruise ship. The cinematographer is on the outside ...

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The shoot

This resource is a web page that gives advice to potential filmmakers on running the shoot. It explains decisions about film format and camera choice and provides a brief overview of cinematography, including framing and composition, and camera distance, angles and movement. Film continuity, the 180-degree rule, lighting ...

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Production: the shoot

This resource is a PDF that gives advice to potential filmmakers on running the shoot. It explains decisions about production style, film format and camera choice, and provides a detailed overview of cinematography and mise en scène, including framing and composition; depth of field; and camera distance, angles and movement. ...

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Testing, one, two, three

Our world is so full of noise that successfully capturing sound can be difficult. ABC Open's Leandro Palacio has four key tips for recording good quality sound in different locations and with a range of equipment.

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Lights, camera, action: lighting

Explore how lighting effects are used in films to tell a story. Learn words used to describe light levels and lighting effects. See how combinations of lighting can hide or reveal things, set a mood and influence audience feelings. Look at ways to create feelings such as excitement, humour or fear. For example, dim lighting ...