TNB140403 — 8 Psychological effects of how a video is made

On today’s Tech, No Babel: 8 Psychological effects of how a video is made

1. Camera height communicates status of the subject.
2. Framing can make the subject look distant, lost, crowded, like he sees something the viewer doesn’t, like he has something on his mind, or is an amputee.
3. Transitions tell part of the story.
4. Colors can reinforce the story.
5. In 2D, focus guides the eye. The brain sees the flat image as not quite real, so it works.
6. In 3D, deep focus is better. The realism of 3D makes selective focus distracting.
7. Shutter speed affects realism.
8. Position of lighting affects perceived goodness and truthfulness.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.