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How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck

New Edition of the Book in Stores Now!

Workman Publishing has just released an updated and revised new edition of How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck! It’s available now wherever you buy your paper or pixel books. Look to your right for handy links! This new edition is mostly …(Read the rest)

5 Tips to shoot better video– Instantly!

I’m a writer and director in Hollywood, and this 3-minute video is based on my book:  How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck. The video gives you 5 tips you can use right now to shoot better video.  If you like …(Read the rest)

Downloadable Video Bootcamp for Teachers and Trainers

Way back when (okay, a couple of weeks ago) I posted our new FREE Video Bootcamp for Teachers and Trainers– 5 hours of classroom lessons you can use with your students/employees to make their video better. Since then, I’ve received more …(Read the rest)

Free Book Excerpt: How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck

One of the great frustrations of the digital age is the death of bookstore browsing. Not that it’s actually dead, since there are still bookstores.  But browsing has become much more difficult.  You have to put on clothes, for example, and …(Read the rest)

Shoot Short Shots? There are No Rules (p. 106)

An example from  How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck (p. 106) I tell people to shoot short shots because (a) our brains process information so fast that long shots are likely to be boring and (b) most new videographers don’t know how to …(Read the rest)

How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck: Official Book Trailer

This took a while, since doing a book trailer for a book about video that doesn’t suck is risky for obvious reasons.  But in the end, I decided that putting my money where my mouth was was a better idea than …(Read the rest)

50 Ways to Shoot One Thing (p. 140)

From How To Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck, Page 140 Imagine this video:  At a retail in-store appearance in Hollywood, the costumed movie superhero steps out of the limo and walks through the store. Shot from adult height, we see the …(Read the rest)

Shooting in Limbo (p. 127)

From How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck, Page 127: Some videos take place in an ethereal neverland called “limbo”—a seamless, glowing, solid color wash. Frequently black or white, limbo backgrounds are cheap to shoot and they totally focus your attention on …(Read the rest)