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Table: Ten Shots to a Home Movie


If you lack the right images, you can't fake it even with fancy editing tricks. So think ahead, and plan a "shot list." Short shots--four seconds at most--work best. Here are 10 possible shots for a 30-second movie.

1. Title: Baby's First Steps

2. Establishing shot of Mom holding Baby

3. Close-up of Mom's hand on wobbly Baby

4. Close-up of Baby's face

5. Close-up of Mom's face

6. Close-up of Mom's hand letting go of Baby

7. Close-up of Baby's foot as he takes a step

8. Close-up reaction shot of Mom's face

9. Medium shot of Baby toddling toward the camera

10. Title: The End


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