about a shoulder width apart. Bend your knees slightly,
keeping your weight on the balls of your feet. Lean your
be over your knees for greatest stability. Hold the camera
technique of taking a deep breath, exhaling a little, and
holding the rest while you shoot is an effective way to
help eliminate camera unsteadiness. When shooting a
long scene, breathe as evenly and slowly as possible.
Another method for handholding a video camera is to
kneel on one leg and rest your elbow on the raised knee.
reduced considerably. When using a wide-angle lens,
you must get as close to the subject as possible to provide
an acceptable image size.
unnoticeable with a wide lens. With a long lens, the same
amount of shakiness destroys the entire scene. (See table
Now, squeeze. Do not pull or jerk the record button.
Lean against a building, a tree, or the side of a car. Any
support of this nature may provide more steadiness than
cannot hold the projector steady for any period of time.
The picture weaves around on the screen and is very
distracting to the viewers. `The same result is created
when a motion-video camera is handheld, but in this
case, images within the picture area appear to weave
see in the camera viewfinder is so small that you may
not notice the camera movement. It is easy to think you
are holding the camera steady. Bear in mind that the
slightest amount of camera movement is magnified
many times when the image is played back
shooting without camera support. Even the lightest
weight, so-called "handheld" video camera produces
much better results when supported adequately.
more time to compose and check scenes before
assignment, the problem of holding the camera steady
becomes even more difficult. In this situation you should
handhold the camera, because a tripod transmits
vibrations and movements from the vehicle to the
vehicle rolls, pitches, or bounces. Watch the horizon in
the viewfinder. A tilted or wobbly horizon is very
moving vehicles you should use a short focal-length lens
yourself or the video equipment.
from left to right or right to left. Moving it up or down
is called tilting.
procession, such as a marching unit in view, show a
sweep of landscape, or show the relationship between
objects or subjects.
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