A timed exercise to practice shooting lots of different angles with your video camera. The rules:
1) Find a subject
2) Set the timer (in this case, 6 minutes)
3) Shoot 50 shots-- a new shot every few seconds. Move, point, shoot, stop.
4) No judging as you shoot. It doesn't matter whether the shots are good or not. The point is the practice, not the result.
This is what it looked like when I did it. I threw the clips together in iMovie without editing and added Chris Arena's song, also without editing, just for fun (thanks Chris! chrisarena.com)
For more on this see my book "How to Shoot Video that Doesn't Suck" p. 140. For LOTS more on shooting great video, go to stevestockman.com.
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