The first year after the birth of your baby is special. It is filled with all of the adorable moments that you want to remember forever. Whether it is your first or last child, you probably want to capture all of the first things your child does on video. If you are like most parents, then you will probably start keeping a video diary in the hospital. Make sure you label the videos so that you can go back later and edit (more…)
Tips for making a home video
If a picture is worth a thousand words, than how many words and emotions can be expressed with a home video? The classic show- America’s Funniest Home Video, still has reruns on Direct TV, for enjoyment and inspiration. While it may sound simple to just point and shoot, there are a few tips and tricks that can make a home video turn out even better.
A good home video needs to start with a good camera. By no means does the camera have to be super expensive or have all the latest technology, but having a decently well-made piece of equipment will make a big difference in the overall quality of the video. The person who will be operating the camera should spend some time familiarizing themselves with the basic functions of the camera.
It is always a good idea to spend some time where the filming is being done to figure out some angles that have good lighting, and be familiar with some areas that don’t film well. Whenever the actual filming begins, the camera operator will be able to avoid wasting precious footage on a dark room or a bad glare from a lamp.
As the cameraman travels around shooting the video, care must be taken to keep the camera as steady as possible. A shaky video will turn out poorly, regardless of how amazing the content is. There are only three basic camera shots the operator needs to remember. A wide-shot sets the scene of the room or event, middle shots show any action and close-ups should be only used for showing something specific.
At this point, the cameraman should relax and let the action happen. He needs to focus more on his middle and wide shots to avoid having to move the camera too often. If there is a close-up of a person, the cameraman should remember to keep the subject in the left or right third of the frame.
The final step in the home video processing is editing. If the camera is newer, the video is probably already on a digital format. If not, the video can be transferred inexpensively. Editing the film on the computer has become very self-intuitive over the years. If the film that was taken is good, the editing will make it great!
Our wedding day is supposed to be one of the most memorable and cherishing days of our life. Though it takes a lot of planning and preparing for that special day, all the efforts we put in are more than worth it.
Now, if you’re looking to choose a video service for your special day, here are some tips for finding the best service to go with:
Internet: In order to find the best service in your local area, it can be very helpful to check the Internet. The Internet can point out all the video (more…)
Families nowadays all seem to be doing so many different things, and moving in too many different directions. This causes some families to feel as if not enough time is spent together. One way you can bring your family together is through making and watching personalized home movies.
Making home movies can be staged or candid. In fact, recording family dinners, outings, vacations, parties and all special events will give you a nice assortment of footage that you can then pick (more…)
Video has always been a spectacle to people. Their capability to show viewers a group or set of photos in a way which streams is both beautiful and amazing. Sometimes photos need that “wow” factor. To give your favorite photos that extra pizzazz they might need, try turning them into live memories via video-photos.
Since the advent of the camera just before the turn of the 20th century, people have just loved photos. Imagine what the first people who saw a motion picture or video thought. It’s really cool that technology is so advanced (more…)
When creating a personal video library of your life events, using professional video services and cameras are important. Think about having a voice over or narration for your video done by a professional actor.
Professional actors speak, or are taught to speak in clear language and utilizing good diction and enunciation of words. They exhibit no recognizable geographical accent or speech impediment. Speaking for several minutes without hesitation or interruption is part of what they are taught or can do naturally.
If you plan on using a professional video service to record a wedding, anniversary, christening or birthday party, consider (more…)
It’s a good idea to create your very own script when a custom video is being shot. This is so much cheaper than hiring a professional for this task.
Common places that need custom videos are small businesses. This is often a means to advertising through television. Others businesses may choose to upload multiple videos to the web. All of this, in some form or another, saves a business owner money.
It’s not difficult to create a written script. Anyone that has this idea simply needs to (more…)