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Better Video with “Why?”

Want better video? Try asking yourself “Why” and see what happens.  Sometimes people will look at you a little funny, but remember that you don’t need to ask out loud.

“Why shoot this video?” leads to answers like “to remember our vacation,” “to get more people to contribute” “to show why our pet store is the best.”  Any big “Why?” leads you to insights about what you’re shooting– which help you make decisions as you go.

Smaller “Why”s help too.  Why put the camera here? Why be close now? Why shoot this at night? Why does Neo take the blue pill?

Whether you’re planning or you’re in the middle of it and not sure what to do next, a good “Why?” always gives you perspective.

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Steve Stockman

Steve Stockman, president of LA-based Custom Productions, Inc., is a prolific producer, writer, and director, known for over 200 diverse media projects. He is also the author of the best-selling book "How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck," taught globally from middle school to graduate level, and available in 9 languages.

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