Category: Production Tips

Three Point Lighting

With our newer JVC card cameras, we have found they do not see well in low light situations. Staff and volunteers have defiantly benefited by bringing lights to shoots when possible. Three point lighting is the classic set up, although modifications...

Rule of Thirds

The “Rule of Thirds” is the basic composition principle to follow for well balanced and interesting shots. The concept of the Rule of Thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds horizontally and vertically. You will then want to...

White Balance for a Better Image

White balance means color balance. It is a function which gives the camera a reference to “true white” – it tells the camera what the color white looks like.  You should perform this procedure at the beginning of every shoot, and...

Writing for the Teleprompter

Whether you are preparing an intro for a show you want to host, a public service announcement for an event or nonprofit organization you want to promote, or a promo for an upcoming program on AF-TV, there are some key things...

Tips for Editing Video

Simple Is Better Rather than finding the most complex, crazy looking graphics and titles for your video, sometimes just a simple stationary title is better. Obnoxious graphics that try to make the video “cooler,” actually end up detracting from the video...