Capturing Emotion on Video

I bought your book via Amazon kindle.  I have my first wedding to shoot next week. My intention is to capture the momentum leading up to the wedding, the wedding itself, and party celebration, focusing on capturing as much emotion, people as possible. Any …(Read the rest)

Video Sound in a Loud Room

Is there a fix for trying to get decent video sound in a loud room such as a nightclub? Some cameras have a limiter in them that clamps down on the sound levels but leave you with wimpy sound, while others are totally …(Read the rest)

Great Sound? No Problem.

Nothing makes it harder to enjoy a video than not being able to hear what people say (okay, leaving the lens cap on is pretty bad too.) My friend Jay Rose, sound professional and author extraordinaire, sent along this amusing video …(Read the rest)

Fixing Audio Cuts

Dear Steve– I am reading your book and have an urgent question about sound. I’ll be taking video of an upcoming family celebration. If I follow your advice to shoot short shots, I’ll be starting and stopping the camera a lot. I …(Read the rest)

Making Your Video Sound Great

Hi Steve! I bought your book, How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck and this morning I shot my first video – a documentary of a local pancake breakfast. The finished product was 1:46 and includes 17 cuts. If I hadn’t …(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)

Make Your Video Sound Great

Sound brings video to life– a gunshot isn’t really scary without a big bang. This great video from shows how sound effects are added to movies.  There are a lot of great ideas you can adapt and  apply to your video …(Read the rest)