City of Anniston Video Competition
How to make a short video.

All you need to get started is an idea and a plan. Next write your dialog and plan your camera shots. This is called storyboarding. Shoot the film. If necessary, edit it and add some music (provided that you have royalty-free music or can get permission from the copyright holder). Burn your video to a CD-R or DVD-R in MP4 or MOV format. And, submit. Don't forget your Submission Form and Release Forms. Of course, once you submit your video it is time to start your next video project. Telling video stories is a lifelong project.

There are many great resources on the Web.

There will be workshops available for Anniston City School teens. More details soon.

You do not need a big budget to shoot a short film. Everyday people submit quality videos that were shot on their cell phones or computer CAM.

However, don't hesitate to seek a sponsor for your film. They can help with any expenses or just provide refreshments, mentoring, and encouragement for your cast and crew.

We hope that there will be an opportunity for those who do not have equipment to borrow cameras. More details soon.

Here are some great links:

Essential Camerawork Exercises for Aspiring Filmmakers -

Essential Editing Techniques and Exercises for Filmmakers -

How to make a short film - Wikihow

Santa Fe University of Art and Design