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Black Hawk Mines - Adventures | Why it is More Fun to Shoot Video than Taking Still Pictures

Posted Mar 25 2013 4:16am
It is nice to take pictures but there are moments that pictures cannot tell but videos can.  Videos can make someone feel like they were there also.  While photograph can last forever, you can go back to those moments watching and re-watching those precious moments.  “While pictures can be flat, video brings life to your experiences,” says Laurel House, who videoblogs about travel, fitness, and more at QuickieChick

“With video, you can share your adventures — and relive them again when you come home,” he added.
You do not need fancy equipments to capture the moments on video, you phone will do or there are quality and affordable camcorders available in the market.  And worried about video editing, you do not have to do it or there is Windows Live Movie Maker that is so much easy to learn.  Therefore there are no excuses!

Now let us learn how to get you going. Video recoding isn’t really hard; here are the ways to do so.  Get personal. Try adding narrations, wouldn’t it be boring if your video is a bunch of sequence photos like.  Plus, the people who are going to watch your videos will get as much excitement as you were during your travel.  They will understand what the shots are and what the experience meant to you.  And remember to sound natural, scripted is boring!  If you want to be in the video, do not appear stiff and cold, be natural, act natural.  Smile and laugh but never fake it!

Entertain and tell a story, who would want to watch a video that has no sequence and with a singles shot. Capture every detail and reactions of the people so that when you go back you will feel the same happiness.  I did not say join a competition for your video but it could have at least a beginning, middle, and end.

Keep your videos short, because no matter how interesting your video looks like audience will become antsy just stay snappy and stick to a single subject.

Focus on moments and experiences that are actually fun and fun to watch, skip the non sense, you would want to waste time viewing it.

Your travel video will stand out if you fit in the same simple tricks that you’d use if you were taking a still photo so borrow some photography tricks.  Remember to keep the camcorder still while filming.  “Your video will be 100 times better if the image is not shaky,” says Cailin O’Neil, who videoblogs at Cailin Travels Cailin also recommends shooting away from the sun to prevent glare and silhouetting.

Always check the audio, and use your ears. Nothing is worse than a video where you can’t hear the person talking. “What makes video unique from photos is that people can actually hear the ambience of a place,” O’Neil says.  Record you film or video in a location where you’re protected from the wind.  However, pick up some modest street or nature sounds while you push record.

“No one likes the way they look on camera, so don’t judge yourself,” says House of QuickieChick.com. “So don’t stress too much — and have fun.”  So loosen up and enjoy!
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