I hope you enjoyed the holidays! If you are our subscriber you have already received a gift I made for you during Christmas.
But I want to release this gift for anyone interested in making his own home movies and want to master the art. I wrote a book called Create Amazing Family Video to help you with that.
This book answers the most frequently asked questions from you, our readers. It also covers topics which are crucial for a great home video. You will get answers to the following questions.
How Should You Start?
Do you need to buy expensive high-quality equipment or just smartphone is enough for your home video? What is the most important thing anyway?
What Is Frame Rate?
This book explains the basic characteristics of any camera (frame rate, resolution). What values to set in your camera for filming in general conditions?
How to Shoot in Difficult Conditions?
But what if the conditions change during filming? For example, you might want to film in a dark indoor space. What if you film action shots of your fast moving kids and later make a great looking slow motion of that action? I will show you how to set the camera in these situations.
What Do You Need Before Filming?
You just pack your camera and go. Then you push the shutter button when action starts. That’s it, right? No!
Just a little thinking ahead and couple more shots will make a big difference. I will tell you what is important to remember before you go. Also what shots shouldn’t be missing before your main action starts.
How to Make Your Shots Interesting?
Great variety of filming angles is the key to an amazing video which catches the viewer’s eye. I will inspire you with many variations and show you those unexpected!
What Else Makes Your Video Great?
I reveal other tricks which will improve your video like shooting during the best lighting, static vs. dynamic shots, length of the shots, interviewing, time-lapse etc.
How to Edit Your Video in Simple Steps?
No matter what video editing software you use, the basics are similar in all of them. Our book includes a mini course of post-processing in GoPro Studio (free software) and shows the most important basic steps. This mini course will introduce you to the process but won’t overwhelm you so you can quickly finish your first video.
How to Share and Monetize Your Video?
You are probably familiar with social media and sharing your videos. I explain why we chose YouTube for sharing our videos and how we earn a few bucks from it.
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Please let us know what you think or if you struggle with anything. We can cover the topic in the next blog post or include it in the book too. Thank you!