1. Geoff Stock

    Shoot Video with a DSLR

    How to Shoot Video with a DSLR A DSLR is not a video camera. I hope I got your attention because this subject is huge. Apart from the total difference in shape, feel, size, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses, there is another big difference. "What you need to be thinking". An area of concern for many stills guys, who I know are wanting to start shooting video with their DSLR's, is the different skill-set and thought...
  2. Geoff Stock

    Wow, check out these camera angles.

    Great Camera Shots and Great Camera Angles. If you have read any of my blogs you will know that what I try to help you to understand, is that beautifully shot stories are about learning your camera skills and using your mind. Today I saw a wonderful example of that, and I want to share it with you. Most people who are not creative camera type people would look at this piece and say wow...
  3. Geoff Stock

    How to Shoot Great Looking Video

    How to shoot great looking video! The very first thing you need to do, is to not worry about what camera you are using. People are too fixated about equipment. Once you develop the skills you need you can shoot good looking video on any camera. I have seen great work done on an iphone. In the Video Camera Course I start by helping people to understand what they are seeing and how different stories...
  4. Geoff Stock

    The 4 Biggest Mistakes when Shooting Video

    1 - Panning and Zooming. This a very basic error for people when they first start using their video camera as they have no idea of the correct way of shooting professional looking video. It is easy to start the camera recording and just walk around and pan and zoom at everything that moves. The trouble is that their footage will always look like home movies and will be impossible to edit into anything that...
  5. Geoff Stock

    You may be Destroying the Story with Your Camera

    A Little Bit of Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing There are so many ways to tell visual stories with your video camera. Interviews, pieces to camera , voice over’s with overlay vision or sequences showing what a piece of VO is describing, music montages, people telling their own stories, scripted dramas, and a mixture any or all of these. You may already be using some of these styles but are still not happy about...

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