video techniques

Introduction

People invariably make the same sets of mistakes when they first start shooting video:

  • Trees or telephone poles sticking out of the back of someone's head
  • Interview subjects who are just darkened blurs because there was bright light in the background
  • Boring shots of buildings with no action

Here are some shooting tips to help you avoid some of these common mistakes.

We recommend that you go out and shoot some video first, and then read through these tips while reviewing your footage to drive home what you need to avoid.

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