A Guide for the Video-Curious

November 13th, 2006 by Zach Rodgers

If the future of personal media is video, as globally affordable broadband, cheap webcams and Google’s buyout of YouTube would all seem to suggest, then the world’s going to need production lessons.

LifeHacker has published some useful tips for the amateur video creator at “8 Ways to Shoot Video Like a Pro.” The post covers the basics of knowing your camera, lighting, audio and setting up shots. It’s interesting to see video instruction take off in the blogosphere. I’m sure it’ll only blossom from here, online and off, until it’s as ubiquitous as those “learn to write!” seminars and book publishing programs common in the back of literary mags of old.