You don’t always need more equipment to capture better video.
For example, this video shows several clips where I used just a video camera and a slider.
A very basic setup… No light controls, no heavy stands and sandbags.
Not even a tripod for this one.
Sometimes you can take a simple approach to shooting video and end up with good results.
Edit: Because several people have asked, here’s the slider I use.
Over the past month, I’ve been doing something. And I’ve come to this determination:
You should be shooting video every day. We all should be.
Here are 6 reasons why:
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We love to see people talk in real life, so it makes sense that we’d like to see them in video too.
But it’s important to get the talking head shot right. There are several ways the shot can be wrong, so let’s talk about some ways to get it right…
Here are a few tips for talking head shots:
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Here’s a question for you…
When was the last time you used slow motion in a video?
Why did you use it?
Maybe it was because you wanted to add significance to the shot. Or maybe you wanted more drama.
Maybe it was simply for the visual impact or to help control the pace of your video. Or maybe you’ve never tried it. (Ooh, you’re missing out!) Continue reading Sucker for Slow Motion
Do you need video ideas? Looking for some inspiration to help you make your videos more creative?
Everyone needs a creative kick in the pants on occasion. Personally, I find creative prompts helpful for starting a brainstorm.
Here’s a list of 89 video ideas that you can reference again and again for inspirational launching points… Continue reading 89 Video Ideas to Jumpstart Your Creative Juices
Depth of field is a very technical-sounding term, but don’t let that scare you off. It’s simple to understand. If you use it well, you can transform ordinary images into cinematic marvels that your friends, family, and clients (and you!) will love.
Today I’m going to share with you what depth of field is, why you might use it, how to create it, and also throw in several helpful tips that will make it easier to work with.
First, what is it? Continue reading Depth of Field in Your Video: Why and How to Use It