After buying a new HD camcorders, you must want to record video for your family at birthday parties or holiday parties like 2011 Christmas, New Year, etc. So I will list some tips when you shoot a family videos.
Even someone who is not an expert at shooting or editing video can turn out a very memorable video if they follow just a few tips. Family videos make excellent memories and can serve as an important part of family genealogy for those in the future trying to learn about their past.
Know Your New Digital Camcorder
Although you may have used a camcorder before, technology has evolved and the new features of a digital video camera can be overwhelming. StashSpace believes it’s a good idea to get to know your camcorder a little bit before you do the fun part -- record video!
How to prepare and what to do before
1. Check your camcorder the night before the event to make sure your camcorder batteries are fully charged.
2. Make sure you have enough videotape stock. Always carry at least one extra videotape cassette with you in your camcorder case
3. Make sure there is natural lighting. Often a cloudy day is the best for videotaping, although it is hard to predict what the weather will be.
Shoot the best moments
1. Check the reunion schedule and make an outline of the story you want to tell on video, and who you want to interview on video.
2. Ask the older folk to recall their childhood and to give their remedies for physical ailments and share household myths
3. Try to get all of the family together for a group shot. When the rest of your family is trying to get everyone together be sure to keep filming. Often the best memories come in the 10 to 15 minute time frame when everyone is scrambling to get in position for the shot.
4. Always be ready for something unexpected to happen and when in doubt, keep the camcorder rolling
More, simple list of events that will bring your family together for shooting videos:
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