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Videography Handbook. Do's and Dont's

DO use manual focus when shooting, as this will give you more control over what is in focus in your shots.

DO use a shutter speed that is double your frame rate to avoid motion blur and produce smooth footage.

DO use the rule of thirds to compose your shots and make them more visually appealing.

DO use a lens with a wide aperture (low f-stop number) to create a shallow depth of field and isolate your subject from the background.

DO use a neutral density filter to reduce the amount of light entering your lens, allowing you to use a wider aperture in bright conditions.

DON'T use the built-in microphone on your camera, as it will likely produce low-quality audio. Instead, invest in a dedicated microphone for better audio.

DON'T rely on in-camera stabilization, as it can sometimes produce weird effects and may not be as effective as using a tripod.

DON'T neglect the importance of color grading, as this can take your footage from good to great by adding a cohesive look and feel to your videos.

DON'T be afraid to use a shallow depth of field, but be aware that it can be challenging to keep your subject in focus, so make sure to focus carefully.

DON'T be afraid to experiment and try new things, but also be willing to throw out footage that doesn't work and start over.

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