stevestockman.com

How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck

Limited Resources for Shooting Video

I am an absolute video newbie and am now filming my Church’s small service on Sundays. I have a basic camcorder, but our resources are few.  There is lots of movement and many things/events happening unexpectedly that are important to capture. …(Read the rest)

Brew Dogs is Back!

Another 10 episodes of our hit show Brew Dogs starts this Wednesday, June 25 at 9pm on the Esquire Network.  If you like beer, travel, food or amusing Scottish people, this is your show. Please tell all your friends immediately.  And …(Read the rest)

Every Video Needs a Hero

When somebody asks you what a movie is about, you probably say something like this:  “It’s about a guy who decides to say ‘Yes’ to everything he’s asked to do” or “it’s about a girl who gets flown to another world …(Read the rest)

What’s your Truth?

To keep your videos interesting, seek truth. Truth is always fascinating.  It doesn’t have to be literal truth.  But it does have to be human truth. Showtime’s Dexter was ostensibly about a serial killer struggling to kill without doing “wrong” or getting …(Read the rest)

Entertain or Die

Like it or not, videos that don’t entertain don’t get watched.  Videos that don’t get watched might as well not exist at all. To make sure you’re entertaining, think about your audience when you shoot. If you’re bored, so are they.  Another …(Read the rest)

Video is Never finished…

“Video is never finished.  It’s just taken away.”  I don’t remember where I first heard this old saying, but I wish I had said it.  Do I get to take credit for it if I repeat it a lot?  Probably not, …(Read the rest)