Filmmaking Techniques

  • Using Extended Takes

    Long takes can do a lot for your narrative film, but they are as difficult as they are beneficial.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Guerrilla Documentary: Entering and Exiting the Premises

    If you are intending to enter a location with a camera you have to understand that you may not be warmly welcomed. An efficient plan for entering and exiting may be needed to get footage when on private property.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Things To Remember When Recording Sound for Digital Video

    Sound is an equally important part of video production, and here are a few things that you should remember when you are filming.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 


  • Considering Great B-Roll

    Great B-roll can make or break a digital video documentary, so there are special considerations to make when trying to get effective footage.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Guerrilla Documentary: Small & Light Cameras

    When you are filming in sensitive situations you are going to need to choose a camera that will meet your needs but stay small in size.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Filming in Small Rooms

    Here are a number of tips for working with very small interior spaces during video production.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 


  • Guerrilla Documentary: Hidden Costs

    When you are working completely on your own you may ignore some of the most persistent costs.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Guerrilla Documentary: Chasing Your Subject

    Following someone as they run away can be used in your documentary, but you need to prepare well and know what your purpose is.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Guerrilla Documentary: Clandestine Footage

    On the battlefields of rebel filmmaking using illegally acquired footage may be useful, but dangerous. Learn about how to employ these clandestine videos in an effective and safe way. Disclaimer: This article is not intended to condone or encourage...
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 

  • Styles in Digital Video Set Design

    Learn how to use different approaches to set design to create the perfect environment for your video scenes.
    By Shane Burley July 4, 2011 
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