Make sure to watch the video in the article as well, but this is a great primer on using your camera to grab worthwhile video.

Develop an idea, make a story board Remember you are telling a story. People want to see people. Introduce your characters. Show your character’s faces. Show audience how your characters feel. Use a tripod or other stabilization device. Don’t zoom while recording unless absolutely necessary. Learn the rule 3 x 3.

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