Video Rules: How to think about how to shoot
As the Video Age returns us to our tribal roots as storytellers, artists and performers, it's time to re-think what we want to say and learn how to say it with a camera. Whether you're a working professional, an aspiring filmmaker or the home/office paparazzi, the power of the medium--to inform, to entertain and to inspire--flows not from the camera but from the craft: the fine-tuning of a viewer's perceptions. When you think of the camera as the viewer's brain and yourself as a surgeon, you're ahead of the game. VIDEO RULES will dramatically shorten your learning curve, showing you how to: COMPOSE IRRESISTIBLE IMAGES HARNESS THE EMOTIONAL FORCE OF AUDIO GET INTERVIEW SUBJECTS TO SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES PREPARE FOR A WAR ZONE AND LIVE TO TELL THE STORY GROW A BULLETPROOF CAREER Veteran cameraman and producer Dave Lent distills forty years of know-how--shooting news, documentaries, sports, business and entertainment--into a set of simple, easy-tograsp principles. With passion, practice and VIDEO RULES as your guide, the stories you shoot will be the ones people remember .