Video Camera Basics
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Lens Cover Check make sure the lens is cleanOpen Screen Auto on and offTouch ScreenHome Button Cabinet Icon DeletePlayPlayFocus Mode Button Video vs. PhotoPhoto Button
Use the hand strap at all timesDo not touch the lensDo not hold the camera by the screenHold the camera straightTo avoid camera shake:Use two handsHold the camera close to your bodyLean against something stableIdeally use a tripod
Think about you positioning of yourself and the cameraThink about your audioLearn how to walk with a cameraPress stop before movingShoot from different angelshttp://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video
Long Shot Full Body shot, Feet to Top of Head. Subject is dominant but background remains. Amputation Rule:Do not cut peoples heads or feet off. It looks strange, as if they are amputated
Medium Shot Waist or Lower Chest to Top of Head (most common shot for reports). The subject is more dominant and background less important.
Close-up Shoulders to Top of Head. Subject becomes the main focus and background is minimal. Used to show the features of the subject.*Note: Never film a floating head shot where you see a persons entire head, but not their neck and shoulders.
Extreme Close-up Close-in on just a body part. Used to convey emotion. Use Rarely to Never: Extreme close-ups are ok for some B Roll but generally not to be used on people.
You never want to put your subject against a busy background. Each scene should contain a single story. To simplify the shot you may need to alter your background or camera position.
It is used to create a more interesting photo.
It is the idea of breaking a photo down into thirds (both vertically and horizontally), there are 9 parts.
This grid creates four main points, which you should consider placing points of interest in.
LightingIncrease the lighting as much as possible and direct towards the subject. Never film with bright light behind the subject, including light from windows. Also do not film against a solid white wall.
Anytime you film ANYTHING, include at least 5 full seconds of static footage at the beginning and end of your recording.This allows room for editing later, ensuring that needed words or footage arent cut off
ExperimentTake lots of shots at different angelsReview and critique your video