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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