Shooting a Boxing Match Three Ways

I’m new to video recording/ photography and just bought your book…ITS GREAT! How would you shoot a live amateur boxing event if there is only one videographer and his DSLR? I read that you should not keep the camera continuously recording the whole time.  Should …(Read the rest)

Video vs. Real Life

Several readers forwarded this video. It’s a great example of the principle of intrigue. Notice how the video sets up a game with the viewer– how will writer Charlene DeGuzman’s key point be revealed in each shot?  Once we know what …(Read the rest)

Why Shoot Better Video?

Why shoot better video?  A history lesson: All technology starts in the “Gee Whiz” stage.  That’s where you get points just for having something that can do that…whatever it is.  The first working escalator was installed at Coney Island as a …(Read the rest)

What video camera should I buy? 5 Questions to Ask

People love to worry about equipment, as if the right camera will take a more interesting video than the wrong camera. It won’t. You can shoot a great movie on your cell phone, and a bad one on an IMAX rig.

Manufacturers release a new video camera every 27 seconds and everyone’s needs are different. Rather than recommend cameras, let’s list the questions you should ask yourself when shopping: