Week of July 4 Giveaway: How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck

We all know that video is the next big thing for bloggers. The bloggers who really know how to shoot video will always be at a distinct advantage over those who don't. And those who know how to really use video to tell stories will always win out over those who don't. How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck by Steve Stockman will help you drastically improve your video taking skills. 


Want to win a copy of How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck? We're giving away five copies and as well as one Kodak Playsport


There will be one grand prize winner who will win a copy of How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck + the Kodak Playsport.

 

There will be four winners of a copy of How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck

 

HOW TO WIN

 

Simply leave a comment to win. 

 

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES

 

Click to tweet "I'm entering to win a copy of How to Shoot Video that Doesn't Suck + a Kodak Playsport."  

 

GIVEAWAY DEADLINE

This giveaway ends on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:59 PST 


How to Shoot Video that Doesn't Suck OFFICIAL TRAILER from Steve Stockman on Vimeo.

 

How to Shoot the Cutest Kids on Earth: Yours
 

· Think in Shots: Short, 5 second shots show us a lot, and keep others from being incredibly bored. · Shoot at their level. Don’t shoot down at them, be with them. Much more interesting.

· Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes. You want memories...and kid’s lives are told through their faces. If you miss their eyes, you’re missing detail you’ll want later.

· Keep the video short. Your mother loves your kids, but if she’s bored, she’s just like you. It’s only one click from your link to Family Guy.

· Misbehavior is more watchable than good behavior. Which story do you tell: the night you were eight and sat down to a polite dinner, or the night your dad told a joke and your sister laughed so hard milk came out her nose? Shoot first, ask questions later.

· Use interviews. Kids say the darndest things, and all that.

 

How to Shoot Vacation Video that Doesn’t Suck

· Keep your shots short: You don’t want to have to live your vacation again in real time.

· Think before you shoot: If it’s not interesting (or not a good shot) don’t bother.

· People are more interesting than scenery: Have the scenery behind them by all means, but what you’ll want to remember in 10 years is your family and friends.

· Adding a story to you video kicks it to the next level: Tell that trip to Europe from your husband’s “first time out of the country” perspective and it will be much more interesting. At Disneyland? Don’t think “Billy in front of the castle.” Think “Billy being excited/worried about meeting Mickey.”

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Comment by Mystiqua Kimble on August 21, 2011 at 12:43pm
I tweeted abou this giveaway!
Comment by mybitsandbleeps on August 18, 2011 at 9:13pm
I tweeted about this giveaway too
Comment by mybitsandbleeps on August 18, 2011 at 9:13pm
I'm just about to celebrate my 1st Blogoversary, so this would definitely be a wonderful prize to win.  I'll be attending my first two social media conferences that are coming up real soon:  BlissdomCanada2011, and She Speaks Conference Toronto ... it would be nice to use this prize at these two conferences!
Comment by Jen Lawrence on August 17, 2011 at 1:58pm
Oops! I just read the deadline has past! *sigh*
Comment by Jen Lawrence on August 17, 2011 at 1:56pm
I'd love to win this! I'm trying to vlog at least once a week! We'll see how it goes...
Comment by Devonay on August 8, 2011 at 3:27pm

I need al the help I can get!!!

Comment by Milcah Syner on August 5, 2011 at 12:41am
I feel like I could definitely use more tips!
Comment by Debbie Kinkade on August 1, 2011 at 1:24pm

GIVEAWAY DEADLINE

This giveaway ends on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:59 PST

 : ( So sorry I missed this one!

 

I love doing video reviews!  What a great giveaway you offered!  Congrats to the winners!!!

Comment by Head Ant on August 1, 2011 at 11:38am
All this above advice is spot on.
Comment by Michelle Giera on July 28, 2011 at 2:11am

tweet:

 

https://twitter.com/#!/aceandfriendsco/status/96462709071159296

Comment by Michelle Giera on July 28, 2011 at 2:11am
i need that book... and of course... the kodak playsport... looks pretty darn AWWWEEESOOOOME! :O)
Comment by Domina on July 26, 2011 at 3:58pm
Oh wow! There's a book?? lol...I am in the beginning stages of shooting video, but so nervous about stinking at it!
Comment by Carrie M on July 22, 2011 at 1:12pm
Love the title of the book, this is definitely something I need to read!! I think I take ok videos but when I watch them back it is crazy how bad some of them are.
Comment by D Gardenhour on July 16, 2011 at 11:35am
tweeted too :)
Comment by D Gardenhour on July 16, 2011 at 11:35am
Looks great!
Comment by Tracy Iglesias on July 15, 2011 at 10:03pm

Everywhere I turn it's 'video madness' lately is this a sign from the Universe I should enter the vlogging world? =)

Comment by Jeng Nepomuceno-Silo on July 12, 2011 at 7:08am
any winners yet?
Comment by Shanaka @ Mama Bee Does on July 7, 2011 at 7:49pm
tweety tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaBeeDoes/status/89118367729975296
Comment by Shanaka @ Mama Bee Does on July 7, 2011 at 7:45pm
I've attempted a few vlogs and it has not been pretty. I keep telling myself the more I do them the better they will get. Well... I guess I need to keep at it because they dont seem to be getting much better yet.
Comment by LILIAN HURN on July 7, 2011 at 5:43pm

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