Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Admitting an ugly truth

One of my favorite How To sites is Lifehacker. "Computers make us more productive. Yeah, right. Lifehacker recommends the software downloads and web sites that actually save time. Don't live to geek; geek to live."

Just in time for the holidays, Rick Broida writes a great Lifehacker article - 8 Ways to Shoot Video Like a Pro

Nothing brings out the camcorders like the holidays, which is why this is the perfect time to admit an ugly truth: You suck at making home movies.

No, really. I'm sure you're a nice person and all, but there's more to videography than just taking the camcorder out of the box and pressing Record.

As with photography, good videography requires a bit of know-how. Luckily, I know how, so here's my list of ways you can improve your home movies. You won't come out Soderbergh on the other side, nor even Singer, but your Uncle-Henry-dropped-the-turkey-on-Aunt-Edna's-head submission to America's Funniest Home Videos will look a lot better.

This 8-ways-to-shoot-video-like-a-pro article is a short read and makes total sense... makes me want to pull the old (and expensive at the time) analog Sonycam out of the bag.

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