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Get These Video Shooting Tips

We have some pretty awesome technology today to make us produce beautiful videos, compared to the past when we have to undergo using bulky video equipment and other gadgets.

Let us therefore present briefly some of the video shooting tips that will enable you to produce nice viewing videos.

The number one thing you must remember when shooting a video is to have a stable ground for your equipment while your hands are doing other adjustments and so on. A tripod or a glide cam are the two stability devices that you can use when making a video using your cell phone.

Video shooting under stationary or studio condition will only need a tripod with a griptight amount, costing for around $50 and you get a good quality tripod already. But if you plan to have a moving video with your cell phone, it is advisable to get a glide can that is weighted and balanced, which after practice even if you are running with it, you will get a stable and smooth footage. A glide cam is further needed if your footage is from a moving car or if you are following people around an environment. You will get excellent shots with a glide cam that will cost you around $200 or more.

Some cell phones have crummy microphones, and so if you are recording conversations or sounds, you have to get yourself a real microphone to do the job right. Some microphones are expensive, but there are other brands that are affordable and still can create great recordings.

If you are planning to store sound in your cell phone, another device would be needed, such as another cell phone, or a recording device, plus an editing software to edit the sound.

It is also advisable to test your sound before you make the shoot, and there are several sound apps to help you in your recording to make it sound like a professional.

Another thing that you need when shooting video is light and you can either have the free natural light or spend for a good amount of equipment to help you with your lighting. Learning how to make use of natural light for your photo and video shoot should be your number one knowledge in photography, thus you should know by now that your subjects will look best in natural light.

Our next advice when video shooting is to get your angle right, which is actually tough unless you have a reflective surface to prevent deep shadows, or if not, then you need to frame your subject in such a way that their faces are looking directly at the sun.

Other things that you can do in post production to make your video fantastic is animation. To make your videos pop and spruce up your page, you would want to have animated video production.

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