Introduction


Dan Small Productions, Inc.                                                                     dansmall@dansmall.tv                                                                                         617-947-1998

Video is a new language

How can you begin to speak the language of video effectively? How do you communicate in this new world?

Images are like words, but they aren't. Images are images to everyone - and they fly by in time.

Simple images can have an impact, but if you can apply the linguistics of video...oh my - impact changes. The tools - the syntax of video - -  the frame, the composition, the motion and transition, the edit, sounds, rhythm, the story or random montage: all of these allow us to communicate meaning - - and move people. As a director, I study this amazing technology to assess, access and add something to the viewer's world.