I had the opportunity to read and review one of the new “For Dummies” series books on digital SLR video and filmmaking. I guess you are wondering how this is relevant to my blog?
Being a mom and a wife of a pastor, video is HUGE in our lives. Not only do we watch a lot of videos with our son and make videos via YouTube for this blog, our church has a media department where we film all of my husband’s sermons.
Of course we are very inexperienced and could learn a thing or two from this book on how to make our videos better.
This is what you will find in this book that I feel is essential to getting started:
- Going from still to video in a single camera
- Keeping your camera steady
- Audio Matters
- Building Your Editing Suite
- Getting to Know Adobe Premiere Elements
Why did I pick these 6? Because first this book gives you a good understanding about your camera and its parts, exploring DSLR video capabilities, using a tripod, internal audio and portable recorders, the fundamentals of a shoot, lighting and most importantly editing.
If you can just start with these 6 items, you will be on your way to making really great video for your family, blog or organization. Of course with any “For Dummies” series, it is an easy read and not too complicated.
The book is about 370 pages with great cross referencing in the back.
So, if you already vlog and want to make your videos better, try this book out for a minimal cost. I think you will like it.
***The is a sponsored post and I received the book for review. All opinions are honest and my own****