Good Frame Balance

Looking at a well-balanced image, we see that it has a settled, stable look. An unbalanced shot, on the other hand, has an insecure, uncertain feel to it.

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Don't be Square about Framing

For an image to be exciting, it has to move! Right? Things need to be constantly changing and adjusting.

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It's in the Lens

0With some of the new inexpensive digital video effects technologies available today, it's possible for a home videographer to create visual sequences that were unthinkable in most Hollywood post-production studios just a generation ago.

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The Hypnotic Effect of Depth of Field

mainSo you have questions, problems. Do not fear. First, you must gaze...deep..., deeper into my lens.

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The Shaky Cam Trend

There is probably no more reviled filming technique than the "shaky cam", or the vomit cam as it is derisively referred to by those that it sends running from the movie theaters with hands pressed over mouth.

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The Art of the Cutaway

0While you plan the scene and dialog details for your videos, you need to remember to plan for cutaways as you take that journey down the path to good composition.

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How does Shutter Speed Affect your Video Production

0Most of us don't think twice about the shutter speed that our video camera is using. True: it can be set to manual, but since the camera can automatically take care of it, why should we bother?

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Cranes and Jibs

Mechanical techniques include the use of devices that allow filmmakers to create unique and interesting camera movements.

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