Capturing Stills for Assignments

For many assignments inclusion of relevant pictorial illustrations is likely to be an advantage. 'Production values' matter just as much for essays as for film/video/drama productions. These brief notes refer to capturing still images from moving image sources. Where your subject matter includes films, television programmes and commercials it is highly likely that the inclusion of particular shots, or sequences of shots to accompany a shot-by-shot summary, may be valuable.

Note: If you have not captured stills before, do not leave this to the last minute!

For students seeking online archives of commercials, see: Note that there are commercials with stills at: (though these are only gay-themed ones).

For students unused to producing a 'shot-by-shot summary', see my separate notes on this at: