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Slower songs require slower movement and use fewer shots. Fast songs require faster movement and more shots.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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Listen to all the songs for the event. This will help you know where the instrumental breaks and vocal solos are. This allows you to plan your shots and transition.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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Here are two good rules for cutting. First cut on the down beat. The second rule is to cut on periods.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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Moving into a subject increases the intimacy. This is why your shots should push in or zoom in, and not pull out or zoom out.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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Static shots are boring, so keep the movement going as much as possible. Try to have your cameras constantly pushing, pulling, panning, tilting, or doing some other type of movement.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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They say 10% of leadership is making the decision the other 90% is communicating the decision. This leadership principle holds true to the directing role.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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Most of the time you want a knees up or waist up shot because the closer you get to your subject the more intimate it will be. The widest you should be is a head-to-toe shot.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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IMAG serves the need to engage an audience, not your need to be creative. Yes you will be creative while directing for IMAG but it is always with the goal of meeting the needs of the audience, not your need for self expression.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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Its better not to do IMAG than to do it poorly. And it cost money to do it well. So wait till you have the budget.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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Your leadership needs to buy into this concept before you move it forward. They need to agree philosophically and be willing to budget accordingly.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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IMAG helps ensure there isn't a bad seat in the house. It helps make sure everyone has a clear view of the action.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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IMAG connects everyone in an auditorium to what is happening on the stage. This keeps people engaged and enhances their overall experience.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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I’ll explain why your event should incorporate IMAG or image magnification. When you should incorporate it. And how to direct it.⠀ #DirectingForIMAG #BenStapleyVideos

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