1. Geoff Stock

    Why You Don’t Know What Shots to Take

    Are you having a problem working out all the different shots you could take with your camera to tell your story. In the blog on How to Stop Panning and Zooming I have introduced you to the understanding that you can actually become aware of all the different images that your eyes are seeing.  Of how your brain pieces these images together so that you can understand what is happening around you. The even bigger...
  2. Geoff Stock

    Why Auto Mode is Ruining Your Shots

    Do you have the problem that you can only use your video camera in Auto mode? One of the big problems with most small “handycams” is that they really are made to be used in Auto mode. It is by far the easiest way to use them. If you are still trying to learn to use the camera and also trying to learn how to shoot you will be tempted to always leave the camera...
  3. Geoff Stock

    To Video or to DSLR, That is the Question

    What a can of worms. What will be your next video camera? You certainly ramp up the confusion level at the moment, when you start to think about this problem that is common to all of us. No matter what the level of your experience, the decision about which camera you should spend your hard-earned cash on next, is a biggie. Where do we start, Sony, Canon, JVC, Panasonic, GoPro, Red, Etc., Etc.? Tape, Hard...
  4. Geoff Stock

    The Power of Positive Thinking

    I will change that a little to “The Power of Positive Reward”. Whether you are getting into Video Production or want to be a Videographer it is important to feel you are moving forward in your learning. Hopefully you have noticed that much of what I talk about concerns how to use your mind when learning about how to improve the results you are achieving with your video camera. One of the first things that...
  5. Geoff Stock

    Taking Pictures is like Life

    That’s right, it is a long slow path to wisdom and knowledge. When you are right at the beginning of your journey, just about everything you see is exciting. Good documentaries, movies, magazine programs can all amaze you, touch you and inspire you. You look at them and say wow that is what I want to be able to do with my video camera. The internet has made it possible for an enormous number to...

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