6 Tips for Top-Notch Videos
1. The best scenes have movement. They pan from side to side or slowly zoom in or out.
2. Shooting the same scene different ways and at different times of day will provide options in editing.
3. Use an inexpensive video tripod or monopod to reduce shakiness.
4. For professional quality audio, use an external microphone.
5. Get permission before shooting on private property. For Shackleford’s video, the videographer shot on a golf course and thanked the golf course with a video credit.
6. Get permission from subjects who will be recognized in the video—especially from the parents of any children that you photograph. A stock model release can be downloaded free from the American Society of Media Photographers at asmp.org/commerce/legal/releases