Richard Baguley is on a tear at Macworld.com this week. Yesterday brought “Picking the perfect camcorder“, with lots of information on current models and formats. Today, he offers up 10 guidelines for shooting video in “The filmmaker’s rule book“. Here’s my favorite, which I often forget to do when I’m shooting:
Rule 10: Keep shooting It’s always better to shoot more video than you think you need. If you’re visiting a picturesque location, take video from several different angles, letting each shot run for at least 30 seconds. People in the business call these establishing shots: they give the viewer a sense of place.