Making a successful Video on a shoestring.

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Making a successful Video doesn't have to cost a small fortune, well not quiet.

For less than £150 complete, you have all the equipment you need to make reasonably good quality videos with mono sound.

The Sony Cybershot Series not only takes professional digital photographs, but also has a built in video and mono sound recorder.

I have singled this camera out simply because I own one and can speak with authority on its capabilities.

You may likely get good results with any other similar priced product using these simple techniques.

Tips for video and sound recording:

Recording outside:

Try recording from an improvised sound booth, i.e, from a bus shelter, from inside your car (with the engine switched off) and keep as quiet as possible.

Always have the sound level set to high and take care of background noise by recording in quiet areas.

Use a tripod or an improvised tripod i.e on a dustbin, from the ground using wedges to tilt to correct angle or on a chair, table ect. so the camera is stable.

Choose a bright day with sunlight behind you and watch out for light reflection.

Do a one minute test and correct settings or location as necessary.

Recording inside.

Use a tripod or an improvised tripod i.e on a dustbin, from the ground using wedges to tilt to correct angle or on a chair, table ect. so the camera is stable.

Choose a bright location and watch out for light reflection..

Do a one minute test and correct settings or location as necessary.

I have made videos using the above simple and inexpensive techniques.

They are not BBC quality but they are presentable and more than anything the content is the important part.

A sample of my first video is at this website: www.nowpublic.com/learn_english_we_cant_understand_you_0
more at; www.youtube.com/liamssoft

Happy filming.

L






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