The Friday Roundup – On Camera Tips, Sound Design and Interviews

How To Talk To The Camera – 7 Pro Tips
As a person who absolutely hates being in front of the camera I need all the help I can get when it comes to that activity.
It is easily in my top five unnatural or uncomfortable things to do and should be avoided at all costs. It is actually only one step above sticking a fork into my own eye.
Anyway, if there is someone with a gun…
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How to Create Tutorial Videos like a Pro

Ashley Chiasson is very experienced in creating tutorial videos and has shared some tips you can use to improve as well.
When it comes to using a script it ultimately is up to the creator but not using a script will likely come off as more natural and relatable.
You also should try to keep your videos short because they are easier to follow and digest. Finally if you can’t a…
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Decide on the Purpose of Your Video Camera First

It’s Not How You Start It’s How You Finish!
So far we have covered the perils of searching out information online in order to make a reasoned choice of camera.
Bear in mind that just because you have your marketing and sales amour on it is probably best that you refrain from stepping into the ring just yet!
Yes you have great defense but that’s only half the equation, you…
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Understanding Video Camera Sensors and Controls

Sensors
The sensor in the camera converts the light that comes in through the lens opening into a tiny electrical charge much in the same way as in a solar panel.
It then processes that tiny charge into an electronic signal that is accepted and digitally converted by the internal software of the camera (the Firmware) into a final image.
That final image is then stored on a…
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How to Create a Cinematic Image with a Cheap Camera or Even a Phone

There are many ways that you can create a cinematic picture while using a cheap camera or even a smart phone.
One of the most important aspects of photography is lighting.
Bright lights or dark shadows can be the difference between a great picture and a terrible one.
You also can download apps on your phone to change the exposure of a picture which your smartphone camera…
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Lenses, Low Light, Optical vs. Digital Zoom

Optical vs. Digital Zoom
There are two types of zoom capability offered by digital cameras.
The first is digital zoom and is something you need to be aware of so that you are never tempted to use it!
Digital zoom is simply the internal software of your device taking the image after it has been captured on the sensor and expanding it.
This invariably leads to a dramatic loss…
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The Friday Roundup – Editing Tips, 2D Animations and Lower Thirds

Video Editing Tips & Tricks!
There are some great points in this video where particular effects are deconstructed then put back together again using software that many people might think can’t do it.
Also there is an excellent keyframing and masking section at the beginning of this one showing how you can think outside the box and get a good result if you understand…
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Camera Mounts, Storage Capacity and Battery Life

Camera Mounts
Different makes and models of camera will offer different features for mounting things on to the camera or for mounting the camera on to things!
Unless you are absolutely certain you will never use a tripod or any kind of stabilizing device when shooting it is vital that you make sure there is a standard tripod mount on the camera.
These mounts are not just…
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