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    • Shooting Video Tips for shooting great video for the Web
    • Planning your shoot
      • Think about what shots you need to tell the story and write them down.
      • Get your equipment ready. Charge your camera batteries and make sure you have enough tape/space to start recording.
      • Prepare a list of questions for the interview. Make sure the questions are open-ended.
    • Equipment Checklist
      • Camera or cell phone with camera
      • Batteries
      • Memory cards and tapes
      • Tripod
      • Microphone
      • Reflectors or diffusers
      • Lights
      • Computer
    • Shooting
      • Shoot selectively. Only shoot what will be useful for your final product. Stop rolling once you have your shot.
      • 15 second rule: When shooting b-roll, try to shoot at least 15 seconds of video. This makes editing it into smaller segments easier.
      • Think about the audio. Try to avoid loud spaces when conducting interviews and always monitor your audio levels.
    • Shooting
      • Camera movements: Your camera movements should serve a purpose. Think about your pans and zooms and what function they will serve.
      • A note on zooming: Try to avoid excessive use of zoom. Use it rather to move in for a tighter shot and don’t pull out again until you wish to change your shot.
      • Observe your light. Look around to make sure your subjects are in the ideal light.
    • The Rule of Thirds
      • Try to position your subject along one of the four points where the lines intersect to achieve better composition when setting up your shots.
    • Keeping your shot steady
      • There are several ways to keep your shot steady. If you can’t keep the camera steady with your hands, you can use a tripod or monopod or set your camera on a surface.
    • Resources
      • Make Internet TV: http://makeinternettv.org/
      • Video Techniques: http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/shooting_tips/