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Dec 02, 2022 in Tips and Tricks, If you’re new to video, Better Home Video

Perfect Holiday Video in 10 Easy Steps

Tons of articles are written every year about baking Christmas cookies. Nothing against them, but let's get serious: Christmas cookies last 4 days. Bad video is forever. Read on for 10 tips for shooting perfect Holiday Video every time.
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Sep 10, 2018 in Featured, Tips and Tricks, If you’re new to video, Better Home Video

How to Shoot Vacation Video that Won’t Bore People to Death

When I was a kid, the Armbrusters had a slide projector.  Which meant that after every vacation they took, we’d troop dutifully to their house for endless carousels of badly-shot Kodachrome slides, narrated  live.  The slide show always seemed longer than the vacation itself.  Washed-out, badly composed views of Disneyland or Paris—dotted here and there with the back of the head of someone we knew. Today people record hours and hours of vacation video on a single chip.  Instead of making you visit their living rooms, they trap you at parties, work, on the train-- anywhere-- and make you watch.…
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Nov 15, 2010 in Featured, Tips and Tricks

What video camera should I buy? 5 Questions to Ask

People love to worry about equipment, as if the right camera will take a more interesting video than the wrong camera. It won’t. You can shoot a great movie on your cell phone, and a bad one on an IMAX rig. Manufacturers release a new video camera every 27 seconds and everyone’s needs are different. Rather than recommend cameras, let's list the questions you should ask yourself when shopping:
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