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  Never Stop Practicing If you want to get better at anything you have to practice. That’s especially true when shooting video. Because video storytelling requires both technical acumen and aesthetic awareness it can be very difficult to master. Heck for many it is difficult to even get started. It does get easier, but only […]

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How-To videos The growth of videos on the web that help you do everything from waxing your brows to cooking a pot roast to shooting better videos is strong evidence of world-wide demand. From my personal experience I am always a little humbled when I am at an event on the other side of the […]

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  Be thoughtful in composing your shot. The camera is a tool. The way you use that tool has a profound and direct impact on your audience. The elevation of your camera in relation to your subject, the size of your subject in the frame and the other elements you choose to include in your […]

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  Every video is better when you apply some sort of organizing principal to the video. Think of it as the scaffolding that props up your story. Your principal can be chronological, it can be focusing on just one person, it can be a process, it can be point of view. Find something that you […]

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  Some videographers are very adept at “jiggle cam”… that live-looking vérité video style where the camera follows the unfolding action. If you’re not a pro with the camera the odds are your skills with the technique are limited. I’ve been shooting video and film for 30 years and I’m afraid sometimes I still struggle […]

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  Use images like words Think in shots. Each image, each moment in your video needs to give the audience new information. So shoot deliberately. When you press the record button know what you want to capture. Have a reason, have a point. Too many folks just “spray and pray” when they are creating a […]

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  As you get ready to shoot a video the first thing you need to do is define your intentions. When you create a story you really need a goal. Hosing down the room with your camera in an effort to capture everything most often results in capturing noting. As a storyteller you need to have […]

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Web video producers are forgetting something. Sequencing their shots. I can’t be the only one who has grown weary of the continuous camera shot. The instant I see a boring talking head blathering on and on in a web video I am hitting the “next” button. Rarely do I have the interest or inclination to […]

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Make your videos rock with simple techniques on how to correctly frame your subjects. How can you frame your video to create a great looking shot? Discover a few fundamental techniques for creating video that tells a compelling story. From framing, to headroom to look-room, this video is a quick sampler on creating a video […]

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Video is only as good as the ability to actually hear what’s being said.  In less than 2 minutes, you can learn top tips and tricks for ensuring your message doesn’t get lost in poor audio quality. Have you stopped to really listen to the sound in your office or room? Do you hear conversations […]

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