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Posted on: October 14th, 2010 by Tom McDonald

My name is Tom.  I am the guy behind the camera.  Why am I behind the camera? Well, guys like me are just not supposed to be in front of it.  Thankfully, one of my passions in life is shooting video so it all works out.  Now these days if you have a phone you probably have a video camera and for the most part, making videos are pretty easy.  Point at puppies or babies, press record and you have a viral video on YouTube.  Actually, I like to at least convince myself that it is a little more complicated than that.  If it isn’t please don’t tell me, I’d be crushed. Truly though, there is an art to it and I would like to share some tips on how to shoot successful videos. You can visit Training Connection here >> and master Adobe, video editing, and other computer skills.

Before you start dunking basketballs, it’s good to first learn to dribble, pass and shoot.  The same holds true with video… well, sort of. Don’t dribble your camera, it’s too expensive.  What I mean here is that it is good to know the fundamentals.  When I am shooting video, I really concentrate on getting steady, sequenced shots of my subjects.  Shooting and moving, capturing different focal lengths and getting precise audio and video levels.  This is important, especially when it comes to the editing process.  Having a good collection of shots to work with will save you lots of time and headaches when you are putting it all together.  The best part is once you have some good shots, then it is okay to take some chances and start dunking!

Now grab your headphones.  In a couple of weeks, I will be blogging about one of my favorite elements of video…  KABOOM!

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