Multicam Shooting

MultiCam IntroWhether it's shooting a wedding, baseball game, church service or two-person interview, shooting it with more than one camera can be a time-saving and very creative endeavor.

While the director has a lot to contend with, the shooter also has to keep some very important techniques in mind when taking part in a multicam shoot.

Read more ...

The Key to Chromakey

In the 1970s, the use of chromakey became widespread amongst local TV news programs, conjuring up images of cheesy weathermen in garish plaid polyester jackets standing in front of superimposed maps.

Read more ...

Live Shots

Liveshot01Everything these days seems to be moving at a faster pace than ever before. Drivers run a credit card through a reader on the gasoline pump so they can get in and out of the station faster.

Read more ...

White Balance

Your camera’s white balance function compensates for the variations in color temperature by making the dominant colored light appear as normal white light regardless of its true color. 

Read more ...

Sports Videography

A professional sports videographer may have better equipment and more experience than the casual home shooter, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to shoot good sports video with your consumer camcorder.

Read more ...

Hold On!

Hold0A pro's look at holding your camera

There is an old song that goes something like this: "Hold on loosely, but don't let go.

Read more ...

Rules of the Grid

Grid0Knowing the technical workings of your camera is half the battle of shooting a good video. Understanding good composition can really give your work some pizazz. If you've been reading this column for any length of time, you've heard me talk about the Rule of Thirds.

Read more ...

Videotaping Sporting Events - Part Two

When my nephew made the football team, my sister's career as a videographer instantly went into high gear. Hollywood has never made a film as entertaining to 10-year-olds as watching themselves make that touchdown over and over and over.

Read more ...

Our Camcorder Classroom - The Camera

Today’s modern digital video camera is a technological marvel. For less than the cost of a decent suit of clothes, anyone can buy a modern camcorder that largely outperforms yesterday’s professional studio cameras.

Read more ...

Videotaping Sporting Events

It's probably fair to say that, after family fetes and forays, the most common video topic is sports; and it's equally safe to predict that too many amateur sports videos are, well, disappointing.

Read more ...

475x800HyperDeck