How To Shoot A Video That Doesn't Suck by Steve Stockman

How To Shoot A Video That Doesn't Suck by Steve Stockman

  1. Think in shots.
  2. Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.
  3. Keep your shots under 10 seconds long.
  4. Zoom with your feet.
  5. Stand still! Stop fidgeting! And no zooming during shots!
  6. Keep the light behind you.
  7. Turn off the camera's digital effects.
  8. Focus on what interests you. Really interests you.
  9. Don't use amateurish titles.
  10. Keep your video short.
  11. Use an external microphone.
  12. Take the quality pledge.

Good videos don't just happen. They are a creative way to tell your story. But too much of a good thing can turn something epic into a complete failure. How do you know the difference? Practice, practice, practice. That's right. Pick up your camera or smart phone and start shooting. Pay attention to what people like and what they don't. Did you have several views on social media? Was your video shared by others? These are all the signs of a good video . . . or not.

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