Tips & Tools
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Jeff asks: I hate lugging my tripod around just to get steady shots for the quick stuff. I usually just lean against a wall with my video camera but was wondering if the professionals had more tricks up their sleeve.
Tony asks: How do you get talent to be comfortable in front of the camera? I’m tempted to hold up a toy and talk like a baby to get them to at least smile. Is there something I’m doing wrong? I turn the camera off they’re at ease – it gets turned back on they get stiff and nervous like a deer caught in headlights. Some even start mumbling inaudible comments. Help!
Gabe asks: I’m a student just starting out with video production. I have a new video camera but not able to bust the budget with editing software seeing that money is so tight. I’m looking for a step up to make what I produce look more professional. Thanks!
Paul asks: How can my church use video other than the usual recording sermons? Any creative ideas?
Zoar asks: For my work requirements, I need to make a tilt-shift video now. Some others told me that I can record one with a tilt-shift lens. What are the techniques for taking video using a tilt shift lens?