10 Tips for Shooting Better Video
My Top 10 Tips for Shooting Better Video from my 20+ years of pointing a video camera
This course contains 10 short videos with my top 10 tips for shooting video that I have gleaned from over 20 years of pointing a video camera at places, people and events.
These tips are not to do with specific cameras or editing software but more dealing with the basics and technique that you can apply to almost all video shoots.
These have been gleaned over the years as common denominators I have found with most shooting situations and lessons learn't from the mistakes I've mad.
Whether you are shooting a family movie with your iPhone or a paid promotional video for a customer I'm sure you will find some useful tips you can apply.
Hello I'm Grant and I live in the beautiful town of Queenstown, situated in the South Island of New Zealand with my wife and three children. I have been a professional freelance video cameraman for the last 20+ years and have been fortunate to have worked on a wide variety of projects. I cut my teeth shooting news for the two main broadcasters here in New Zealand. Since then I’ve been really lucky to have worked on a diverse range of projects from television reality shows, corporate videos to chasing Crocodile Rangers around the backwaters of Darwin for the National Geographic channel to shooting on a Bear Grylls reality show here in New Zealand.
Big shows I’ve shot on include Castaway (BBC), Bear Grylls (NBC), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Road Rules (MTV), Behind the scenes shooting for feature films Lord of the Rings and The Legend of Zorro. So that’s all the glamour job name dropping I could think of, other jobs include weddings (in my very early days), shooting for-sale videos for Japanese Heli Skiers and a lot of snowboarding, skiing, motor-sport and most sports you can think of and corporate videos for many small local businesses from around my town.
StartTip No.1 - Get Close (1:41)
StartTip No.2 - Move! (2:17)
StartTip No.3 - Roll (2:38)
StartTip No.4 - End in Mind (2:25)
StartTip No.5 - Practise makes perfect (2:25)
StartTip No.6 - Know Thy Camera (2:27)
StartTip No.7 - Listen up (2:27)
StartTip No.8 - Your Viewfinder (4:01)
StartTip No.9 - Tripods (3:05)
StartTip No.10 - Show don't Tell (2:47)