Everyone likes holidays, that truth of life. You are waiting them so long and then bum! holidays are over and you have to go back to work, but in your mind you are still eating turkey, cakes, getting and giving gifts. So what to do, what is the best way to save time, to keep thous memories?
Right! You can to do some pictures! Great idea, but really great idea is to film it!
You can say that it's to expensive and way to complicated? No! It's use to be really difficult to film something, even just a home party, but not any more, not now.
So, what do you need for it?
You need a camera of-course, any camera will be good, even your cell phone. If you got an iPhone or new Android phone, I have good news for you, you can film a nice HD video on it plus you can edit it and add some effects on it as well. But obviously real video camera is better. I will write for you short check list for faster preparation and understanding what do you need.
1) Video camera, photo camera, smartphone.
2) Extra battery, power cord, charger.
3) Extra flash card, HDD, DVD.
4)Tripod, monopod, handheld.
Use a tripod! By mounting your camcorder on a $20 tripod, you’ll get rock-steady footage. At the same time, you’ll free yourself to perform pans and zooms, or even to get in front of the camera.
5) External light, camera light, flashlight.
The best way to avoid lighting issues is to shoot outdoors, where even a cloudy day produces enough ambient light to keep your video crisp and colorful. If it’s sunny, try to shoot in the morning or late afternoon when the sun is lower in the sky. When shooting outdoors isn’t an option, bring as much light into the room as you can, turn on lamps.
6) lens cleaning kit.
Be creative, have fun and film the best moments of your life.