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Tricky Video : Book Review

Tricky Video : Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Mar 18, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Tricky Video – a great activity book by John Cassidy and Nicholas Berger and 100% Klutz certified – is a clever collection of easy-to-do video tricks, gags and gimmicks you can do using your very own home video camera or recorder. This book definitely

Tricky Video – a great activity book by John Cassidy and Nicholas Berger and 100% Klutz certified – is a clever collection of easy-to-do video tricks, gags and gimmicks you can do using your very own home video camera or recorder. This book definitely proves you don’t need to go totally high-tech to be a master moviemaker!

Special Effects

The intro to the Tricky Video book says it can show you “how to make your head come off, your lunch sing, and other VERY special effects,” including these:
  • Slopey Joe
  • Punchout in the Park
  • Sticky Note Animation
  • Boxcar Racing
  • Basketball Miracle
  • Rubber Arm
  • Mystery Tower
  • And more!

  • In total, the book walks you step-by-step through the making of 23 different special effects videos!


    Cool & Included

    The Tricky Video book comes complete with the following:

  • A Hollywood-style slate (or clapper) to mark the start of every scene you shoot
  • Simple step-by-step sequences that show you how to make people disappear, how to stage a painless fight scene and more
  • A link to a website where the authors of the book have posted the very videos they themselves made using a drugstore camera and the instructions you’ll find within the book

  • Tricky Video Rating: 5


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