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While I liked the direct approach of your book, I have questions about the rules.
1) You say: Don’t ever use digital zoom. But there are situations where you can’t walk closer to your subject. Filming wildlife, concerts, Being at the crevice of the Grand Canyon, etc. This seems like a harsh rule. Are there exceptions?
2) You tell people to keep their shots under 10 seconds long. Filming a music performance, I often find myself on a subject for 11 or 12 seconds. Is this an absolute rule for you?
Seems like there should be some area for adjustment
There is no digital video effect that your camera can do that you should allow it to do.
If you shoot nice clean video, you can always add a dorky effect like posterization later with one of many computer editing programs designed to do it. But if you shoot posterized video, you can never take it off. You’re stuck with it forever. Did I mention it was dorky?
Despite what the box at the store would have you believe, digital effects don’t give your camera special powers. Instead they take the high-quality picture your camera is capable of at … Read the rest