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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.…Read More
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:Read More
Examples from the Book
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