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Great tips for great video

Postby Steve Grisetti » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:36 am

From Videomaker magazine. Although I wish I'd said it.

"The 7 Deadly Sins of Amateur Video Shooting"
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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby Peru » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:40 am

Guilty. :(
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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby Dave McElderry » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:11 pm

Peru wrote:Guilty. :(

Yeah, me too :oops: . It was good to see he understood the importance of feet shots, tho. ;)
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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby Peru » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:58 pm

I'd like to add an eighth one:

Shooting video randomly with the intention of thinking you can just fix it in post.
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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby Chuck Engels » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:43 pm

That's a good one Peru :pull:
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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby sidd finch » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:37 am

Ohhh crud I thought that was the way you were supposed to shoot... back to the drawing board.... :hyst:

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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby momoffduty » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:17 pm

Did someone mention feet shots? :exc:

Those were very good tips. I think you don't realize the firehosing until you edit. Then you realize it with jumpy all over the place video. I liked the tip on shooting highup or low shots to get an interesting prospective. Since I've been focusing on photography I've learned more about the rule of thirds and checking all 4 corners of the screen to get a good shot. Easier in photography than video because you can crop photos.
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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby JohnEvans » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:32 am

One more good tip. Shoot with the sun at your back. If you're recording people, they may complain about looking directly into the sunlight, but tell them that the shots you'll get will be much better than if they were silhouetted against the sun.
Time of day and weather should also influence your shooting. Some types of shooting will be better on an overcast day, while others will be enhanced by the "golden hour." Sometimes you'll have to reschedule your outdoor shoots to wait for just the right conditions.
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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby sidd finch » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:12 pm

Shoot with the sun at your back


I have had success recording with the sun perpendicular to the camera. It can create some nice shadows that make the video interesting.

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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby ed » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:19 pm

When I was given a video camera as a gift a long time ago I bought this book at a Barnes and Noble. As I knew nothing about video technique I found it very helpful. It's in comic book style, and I like that it tells you movie scenes where it was used. A big help in my action figure epics!

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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby sidd finch » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:00 pm

Looks like an interesting book Ed.

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Re: Great tips for great video

Postby Steve Grisetti » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:08 pm

It does!
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