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Adam Lisagor’s Video Humour

September 7, 2014
Adam Lisagor’s Video Humour

Watch any of Adam Lisagor’s videos.

He combines two elements essential to storytelling in video marketing: 1. Clearly-told story; and 2. Narrative device.

He also mostly uses humour – which …

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Clever Dialogue That Stops Right on Time

September 1, 2014
Clever Dialogue That Stops Right on Time

Single sketch comedy videos are common on YouTube and in these two examples writer/director Daniel Johnson is getting the script just right.

The actors he’s got really help the videos, …

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Observational Comedy from South Africa

March 10, 2014
Observational Comedy from South Africa

Comedy docudrama – The Office nailed it. 

(Almost) Legends has the feel of The Office to it…you know, the camera hovering about, observing and catching glances, the embarrassment.

In this 

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Actors With Interesting Faces in Dull Movies

October 20, 2013
Actors With Interesting Faces in Dull Movies

An actor’s performance should catch our eye, but if he/she looks interesting…then all the better.

Check out the car valet in this short, Dive. He’s got a Steve Buscemi look …

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Real People, Real Speakers

September 18, 2013
Real People, Real Speakers

Real people. How many times do we hear that expression among filmmakers either in their documentaries or using non-actors in their short films…

They’re the Holy Grail for documentary filmmakers,

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Chuckle in a Haystack

July 2, 2013
Chuckle in a Haystack

I’ve been surfing some indie comedy recently and there’s a lot of really unfunny stuff out there.

This sketch-format show made it through by the skin of its teeth. There

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Clever and Fun Web Series from Scotland

April 20, 2013
Clever and Fun Web Series from Scotland

Comedy web series: Iain Explains It All.

Edinburgh-based Vlogger Iain Campbell has created a really clever story around a ghostly menage-a-trois, and event though it’s only two episodes in, it’s

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Let’s Stop Flashmobbing…please

February 25, 2013
Let’s Stop Flashmobbing…please

Generally flashmobs get me down. They were interesting four years ago, even then they were wearing thin.

I’ve the classy train station ones, the opera singing, the folk in their …

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Movie About Mountain Climber Dave MacLeod

November 4, 2012

I see videos that make me jealous all the time. (C’mon, I make corporate testimonials).

And after watching this, I got up from my desk, went to the kitchen and …

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Plan Your Dialogue – Cosplay Zombie Style

October 13, 2012
Plan Your Dialogue – Cosplay Zombie Style

Check out this fun 5-minuter as an excellent example of how to shoot dialogue between three or more people.

Over-the-shoulder combined with POV can make a multi-character sequence fly by.

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