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How to shoot a video sequence

How to shoot a video sequence

46 Photos, 1 Video

Sequences are considered by many to be the building blocks of video storytelling. If ‘sequence’ is a new term to you in this context, it’s defined as showing a process from start to finish through a series of images, or video clips. Building a good sequence requires that you understand the process that you’re filming, that you get a variety of shots (wide, medium, tight, different angles, etc.) and that you can move to quickly set up your next shot.

I recently filmed a sequence of Venezuelan arepas being made at Alma Cocina Latina in Canton, and through the screenshots below, you’ll see how it was done.

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Kathleen Kline, Baltimore Street Photographer

Kathleen Kline, Baltimore Street Photographer

85 Photos, 1 Video

Kathleen Kline can get busy photographing bands and events, but she always makes time for street work. As a Baltimore street photographer, Kline covered the riots in April to give a citizen’s perspective of the events. And we filmed at the place where she gets her inspiration: Graffiti Alley.
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Alejandro Orengo, Baltimore Street Photographer

Alejandro Orengo, Baltimore Street Photographer

91 Photos, 1 Video

When Alejandro Orengo, a Baltimore photographer and filmmaker, covered the riots in April following the death of Freddie Gray, he wasn’t working as a member of the press. He just wanted to document what he thought would become history. He was roughed up in the crowds, but managed to capture remarkable images. And that’s just a small part of the work he’s done in Baltimore.
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‘Earth Trekkers’ family takes 13-month trip around the world

‘Earth Trekkers’ family takes 13-month trip around the world

106 Photos, 1 Video

“87,000 miles. 44 airline flights. 396 days. 35 countries. 1 family.”

That would be the epic movie tagline for the Rivenbark family, of Howard County, who recently returned from a 13-month trip around the globe. The family —- consisting of mom Julie, dad Tim, Tyler, 12, and Kara, 10 — sold their house, and their cars; Julie quit her job, Tim took a leave of absence. And the kids did their homeschool work while on safari in Africa, in a hotel in Nepal or whenever they could find time.

The family kept a near-daily blog, which was fed by stunning photos from Julie and fun, educational videos from Tyler. A short documentary about the Rivenbark’s trip is below.

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Crystal Dunn, Baltimore Street Photographer

Crystal Dunn, Baltimore Street Photographer

77 Photos, 1 Video

Crystal Dunn’s street is actually the bar she works in several nights a week — BAR, in Fells Point. Dunn, a regular bartender, photographs her subjects while serving drinks. She and her camera have become a popular mainstay at the little-known Baltimore bar.
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Noah Scialom, Baltimore Street Photographer

Noah Scialom, Baltimore Street Photographer

100 Photos, 1 Video

Baltimore street photographer Noah Scialom is no stranger to neighborhoods like Sandtown-Winchester. His method is to try to become a recognized face in the community, so when he photographs his subjects, they know and trust him. Armed with either his iPhone or his DSLR, Scialom frequently spends his days walking around Baltimore’s neighborhoods and making documenting the lives of its residents. An occasional freelancer for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, Scialom has made some headlines of his own — including when he recently snapped a photo of a Baltimore police officer with his gun out.

Take a look at the next installment in our series, Baltimore Street Photographer.

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Kanayo Adibe, Baltimore Street photographer

Kanayo Adibe, Baltimore Street photographer

55 Photos, 1 Video

Baltimore street photographer Kanayo Adibe takes an artistic approach to photography. Armed with his Nikon Df — a full-frame body with no video capabilities, or, as he puts it, “a photographer’s camera” — Adibe travels around Baltimore and Washington capturing street scenes. Using lines and layers, he seeks to find emotion his work.

Take a look at the next installment in our series, Baltimore Street Photographer. And if you’re viewing this post on a mobile device, enjoy the vertically-optimized edition.

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Mark Phillips, Baltimore Street Photographer

Mark Phillips, Baltimore Street Photographer

65 Photos, 1 Video

Baltimore street photographer Mark Phillips is a frequent patron of the city’s farmers’ markets, particularly the ones in Waverly and under the JFX. Candid shots of vendors, visitors and street performers are where he finds inspiration.

Take a look at the next installment in our series, Baltimore Street Photographer.

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A day in the life of a 4-H family at the Howard County Fair

A day in the life of a 4-H family at the Howard County Fair

53 Photos, 1 Video

Baltimore Sun Media Group multimedia journalist Jen Rynda spent 24 hours with a 4-H family during the first day of the Howard County Fair, which is celebrating its 70th year this week. Rynda followed the King family, of Woodbine — Teresa and her daughters Rachel, 16, and Nicole, 15. The King family sleeps in a camper at the fair in order to take care of their animals late at night and early in the morning. They participate in several contests as well, including the Miss Howard County Farm Bureau pageant. Flip through the photos for an detailed account of the family’s day, and check out the video below.

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The Howard County Fair’s All-American Pro Rodeo

The Howard County Fair’s All-American Pro Rodeo

41 Photos, 1 Video

The Howard County Fair upped its game this year, moving from the ‘Bull Blast’ to a full on rodeo. Participants competed in several competitions, including bareback bronco riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle riding and bull riding. Spectators were treated to seemingly off-the-cuff performances from the rodeo clown. (Photos by Jon Sham / Video by Jen Rynda)

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