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VIDEO RULES. How to think about how to shoot. based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Whether you are professional or novice in the world of video, there is a great book now available that can give you the edge to make successful videos. No matter what level experience you have with creating video, you can learn a good deal more from David Lent, the author of “Video Rules”. “Video Rules” by D.L. Lent encapsulates nearly all the professional” trade secrets” of making perfect videos, as well as providing innumerable helpful ideas to make the entire shooting process an easy success. I worked with David for about a year in San Francisco, 40 years ago. At that time he was just starting out and was a natural at story telling with a camera. There are myriads of many little hard learned items which take years of making mistakes and clumsily fumbling, before finally figuring them out. David takes the pain out of learning and presents these ideas in a way that is easily grasped. Gathered from his years of experiences, his story telling style paints clear pictures in your mind in how to solve everyday problems encountered when making a video. Video Rules is a video shooters version of Helpful Hints by Eloise, but on steroids. Video Rules, by D.L. Lent is a timeless guide on how to shoot video right, the first time, and in one take. No matter how proficient you are with a video camera, you will become a better shooter after reading D.L. Lents “Video Rules”.
This new tome fills a real niche in the market. As Dave says there are really so many ways to shoot video or take photos these days, and wouldn't it be great if everyone had a little professional guidance up front. I like the fact that this book doesn't linger on "boring techno stuff" and gets to the point. It's written for the masses, although even pros will find some great guidance and advice from time to time. Dave is also writing about what he knows. He's been around the globe with his cameras and talks from the perspective of someone who has mastered all aspects of his craft, although he's the first to admit that you never stop learning - especially with so many technical advances. Buy this book - you won't regret it.