Three easy ways to make your videos better

by Mona H Posted on January 08, 2011

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Do you plan on taking lots of videos this year? Here are 3 little tips that will make a big difference in the quality of your videos.

Tip #1:
Always record more than you think you should. This gives you the flexibility to include an extra moment after the action has finished. Including the extra moment gives viewers time to process what just happened and makes them feel like they’re really there.

Tip #2:
Keep the camera as still as possible. Rest your arm on the windowsill, the back of a chair, or your knee. This helps viewers focus on what you’re filming, not how you’re filming it.

Tip #3:
If you want to film something huge, like a landscape or a building, move the camera as slowly as possible. This gives viewers time to appreciate the details.


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  1. Joey Says:

    Great photographs above, and wonderul tip for video-taping!!
    Thanks for sharing this!

  2. AnnAbbott Says:

    I love these reminders on making better videos… I want to take the perfect photo but I just dont have the same drive for videos. I still want to take them for my family. This constant reminder of “how to” helps me to step up my filming skills.

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My name is Mona. I studied Art and Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology, where I learned about video, 3D animation, and graphic design. I've always loved video. I'm constantly capturing memories on video - whether it's on my cell phone, with my digital camera, or with my HD camcorder. I'd love to help you make the most of your personal video, so please comment on any of my posts if you have a specific question!

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