Better Video with “How?”

In every project,you’ll reach a point where something isn’t working. That’s when you need to ask “How?” How might I show his fear? How might I make this funny? How might I shoot when there’s a car in the way? Learning …(Read the rest)

Better Video with “Why?”

Want better video? Try asking yourself “Why” and see what happens.  Sometimes people will look at you a little funny, but remember that you don’t need to ask out loud. “Why shoot this video?” leads to answers like “to remember our …(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)

What’s Your Intent? (p. 25)

From How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck, Page 25: Before you shoot your next video, brainstorm a long list of why you’re doing it and how you want to treat the audience. Select the most useful thoughts from your list and …(Read the rest)