IPhone and IPad Video Journalism Is for You Too!
by Paul Huebl
by Paul Huebl: Surviving
an American Insurrection
care where you live on this planet history is constantly being made.
You can either, observe and trust your memory or capture events
forever on a quality camera. Trust me making videos pays!
believer in using the raw power of capturing moments that will otherwise
be lost forever, especially when there is no discernible cost involved.
When in doubt I shoot video with the best camera I have available.
When it comes
to video the rules are simple, hold the camera as still as possible,
get as close as possible to your subject and let every shot roll
for at least 15 seconds. Keep the camera rolling gathering more
video not less! Only use the zoom when you cant come in for
the close-up. Tight zooming without a steady tripod increases camera
shake dramatically and shaky video is trash.
the video horizontal and never vertical. Your video needs to conform
with our wide screen TV sets.
thing you need to do is ask questions to the subjects your shooting
on video. Here is an example, you are shooting video of person being
placed in the back seat of a police car. You can quietly shoot the
video or ask the suspect, why is he being arrested? He may try to
convince you his actions were justified or confess to a crime. Whatever
he says to you is always pure gold! Keep them talking! Smart cops
wont interfere with your questions because they know that
the more a suspect talks the more they will incriminate themselves.
close is the only way you can get good audio when using a cameras
on board microphone. Trust me, you need good audio. Professionals
use wireless hand-held or Lavaliere clip on microphones kept close
to the sound source. You will be okay with you your on board microphone
as long as you stay close as possible.
versions of the IPhone and IPad come with amazing cameras for both
still and video photography. You can easily and professionally edit
what you shoot in the $5.00 IMovie app. IMovie even provides titling,
music and sound effects you can add! It can be done on the IPhone
but editing is much easier on the IPad or a laptop computer.
a camera is like buying a 24/7 lottery ticket, it can pay big bucks
at any second! Being in the right place at the right time and capturing
video pays! Media giants are waiting to write you a generous check
for anything newsworthy.
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