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Magazine Offers Helpful Video Production Tips, Contests & Events

Oct 21, 2007
You have seen them, those sites with the great video and audio and you may have wanted to have some quality movies for your site as well. There is a variety of information that can help you achieve this, but with little cash, you may not want to spend a lot of money or time on products that simply won't provide you with the latest information, the best guidance or are simply poorly written.

However, if you would like to get started right away, the following tips will help you with shooting great video, according to Videomaker Magazine, a monthly publication and online magazine that provides instruction for novice and professional videomakers:

Twelve Helpful Tips for Shooting Great Video

1. Use manual focus if your camcorder has it.

2. Set white balance at every location.

3. When shooting outdoors, keep the sun behind you.

4. Plan your shoot.

5. Use a tripod or other image stabilization device.

6. For handheld stability, imagine that your camcorder is a very full cup of hot coffee.

7. Use the zoom to compose your shot. Avoid zooming while the tape is rolling.

8. Move the camcorder only when necessary.

9. Shoot to edit.

10. Keep your average shot length between 5 and 10 seconds.

11. Keep the shot steady (no zoom or pan) for at least 10 seconds

12. While shooting, be as inconspicuous as possible to best capture the true behavior of your subject.

Videomaker magazine provides many more simple tips like these. The publication covers the use of camcorders, digital video editing, and desktop video and audio production. Its articles survey and review the latest equipment, teach production techniques, and explain the newest technological advances.

Other tips and articles included on the site are on subjects such as: the Seven Deadly Camcorder Sins, 9 Classic Camera Moves, Controlling the Color of Light, Turnkey Video Editing Systems, Camcorder Reviews, Video Production Planning and more.

Videomaker also offers free video software downloads, holds video contests, and provides shopping for items such as instructional books and videos, accessories and clothes, back issues, and upcoming events.

If you would like to take advantage of more great information on video production and receive the latest promotional offer, just click on the following link.
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