While researching new information to enhance my Basic Videography Course, I found some great books…
…and I want to share them with you.
These are 7 highly rated Amazon Kindle ebooks… Rated 4 to 5 stars.
“It’s about how to think like a director, regardless of equipment (amateurs think about the camera, pros think about communication).”
I always tell my students the story of how my marriage solemnization video was ruined because my amateur friend used a broadcast camera. Remember, it is how you tell the story that matters, not the size of the video camera.
“The best part about the book is that there’s a section with chapters dedicated to each major sport. Realistic things to take into consideration for swim meets. Best places to set-up for basketball, etc.”
Ignore the part where it says “children’s sporting events”. The techniques apply to all major sporting events. It is all about what to shoot before, during and after the games. Know exactly the best spots to place the video camera.
“…coverage on the multi-skill set required of today’s filmmakers (who is asked to act simultaneously as Director,Director of Photography,Cinematographer, Sound Recordists, etc.)”
We Event Videographers are not camera operators. We are also the producer, the lighting person, the sound person and the video editor all rolled into one. See my presentation on http://www.slideshare.net/videolane/5-tipsfortheneweventvideographeradrianlee…
Arun Chaudhary had a unique perspective on the president of the United States.”I’m sort of like President Obamaswedding Videographer,” he explains, “if every day was a wedding with the same groom but a constantly rotating set of hysterical guests.”
This was an event the whole world watched and what better way to learn Event Videography from Obamas very own Videographer. I have filmed our President on several occasions for a few hours, but never a few days like he did.
“The pages are crammed with 500 full-color pictures, tips from the pros, resources, checklists and charts, making it easy to find what you need fast. “
Shooting an event is like producing a documentary. It is about real life as it happens. I enhanced my event Videography skills by learning how to make an entertaining documentary. So I recommend you to read this book.
“Shooting HD Video with a video-enabled DSLR has many benefits and some tricky drawbacks that digital filmmakers and Videographers can overcome to get professional results.”
The DSLR camera is great for shooting high quality videos… BUT WAIT… Don’t run off to buy one yet… Because the DSLR is not fully functional as an event video camera… At least not yet. If you insist, then read this book.
“Learn how to break the rules. Every rule was created by individuals not following the rules; somebody decided to place a camera really close to a subject one day and gave birth to the close up. Of course, breaking the rules intelligently only works after you learn them (see previous tip)!”
In my Basic Videography Class, I teach the 3 basic shots and how they are used to tell a story. This book elaborates further from the perspective of a Filmmaker. If you want to produce a great event video, learn to make a great movie.
So that’s 7 ebooks I highly recommend… Learn and shoot like a Pro.
One More Thing… Just like anything else, practice makes perfect.
Go Forth and Shoot!
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