Friday, May 20, 2011

Great Videography Tips from Videomaker

Videomaker.com posted a few lists of helpful tips for those starting out shooting their own stuff. I'm happy to say I follow most of them. Below are a few of my favorites, with some commentary:

  • [No] Headhunting--placing every subject in the center of your frame.

  • [No] Backlighting--too much light falling on the background instead of on the subject.

  • Use manual focus if your camcorder has it. [You really need a camcorder with manual focus, unless you're shooting a home movie.]

  • Set white balance at every location. [Even if you're using presets.]

  • Shoot to edit.

  • Use an external microphone if you have one. [Period!]




Here's the link to the article.