Category: How To…

Guides how to do various aspects of filming, editing, upload and so on

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How to film an interview in 22 easy steps!

The interview is one of the most used elements in video, from TV news to documentaries. It ought to be straightforward to film – but dig down and there’s a lot to think about. We hope this step-by-step guide might come in handy. For simplicity’s sake,...

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Connecting Pro mics to your consumer camcorder

The problem Many camcorder users, quite rightly, wish to improve their sound quality and an obvious way to do that is to use an external microphone rather than the inbuilt ones on the camcorder. But whereas consumer camcorders boast a 3.5 mm stereo socket to...

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Using Zebras for correct exposure

One of the trickiest aspects of video filming and one that is done badly by a remarkable number of people even on network television it seems, is getting exposure right. That’s because exposure can be tricky unless you’re shooting in perfectly controlled conditions such as...

How To… conduct an interview

How To… conduct an interview

It might sound easy; just jabber away with some questions and let the interviewee talk but in fact there’s a bit of a knack to a decent filmed interview. Unfortunately, it’s a knack that far too many people producing video for the Internet just don’t...