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Make better videos with your dslr or camera: Filming with Canon and Nikon dslr, compact cameras and camcorder [Kindle Edition]

Alex Sally
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Book Description

Make better videos with your camera or camcorder

An easy way guide

Alex Sally

This best-selling beginners guide to making video is a 'must read' for anyone with an interest in filming with their dslr, camcorder or compact camera. If just one of the tips in this guide improves your videos, it will prove to be the best accessory you buy. With money saving tips and advice on buying and choosing a dslr or camera, this short guide is full of useful information the novice video maker needs to know. Making videos should be fun and this guide is essential reading whether you are new to making videos or want to make your videos better. This easy to follow guide gives you;

10 (free!) tips and tricks to improve your videos

Tips and tricks on filming videos with a dslr, camcorder or compact camera

How to choose the right camera or camcorder

How to make money from youtube

Guide to filming wildlife and people

Easy step by step instructions on editing and sharing your videos the “no hassle” way

Modern cameras are capable of taking great video. Canon dslr's like the 1100d, 700d and 600d can all be used great video. Nikon cameras also include the ability to take brilliant film with their their d3200, d3100 and d3300 range if you know how to the best from them. Sony mirror-less cameras like the a65 and a77 have camcorder like autofocus and fantastic video quality but do you know how to get the best results? Many bridge and compact cameras by Sony , Panasonic, Nikon and Fuji have easy to use movie modes if you just follow a few basic rules.

Alex Sally is a photographer and film maker and this book is an essential beginners guide to get you shooting great video. His wildlife films are now widely watched on the internet, with over 100,000 views. They have been featured on the BBC website and radio and watched around the world. His easy steps to making video will help you to save money, make better videos and have fun doing it. His website of photographs and wildlife films also has videos and tips to compliment this book can be found at
Don't buy a camcorder or camera without reading this money saving guide first! Illustrations to accompany this guide are also available at

A note from the author
My films have now had over 100,000 views but when I started making videos, I made just about every mistake that’s it's possible to make! I could have avoided a lot of frustration if I had read just a bit of good advice. That’s where this guide comes in. This is the book I should have read the day I bought my first camera.
The background to this book is that after spending many years with a passion for photography, I set myself the challenge of trying to make wildlife films using a Canon 600d. Having learnt many lessons and made many mistakes, I now find that I am often asked questions by people who watch my films. Mostly people want to know what sort of camera to use, or what editing programme to buy. I try and respond to everyone with as much advice as I can. Those answers form the backbone of this guide.
On a personal note, I hope you enjoy this guide and feel inspired about making video and films after reading it. If you have enjoy this guide can I ask a small favour? Please leave a comment or review for the book, however short, I really appreciate the feedback. Many Thanks, Alex Sally

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 840 KB
  • Print Length: 63 pages
  • Publisher: All Wales press; 2014 edition (25 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008EV1U74
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,567 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alex Sally is a film maker and author. Passionate about photography and wildlife Alex Sally has created a nature reserve in mid Wales which is the focus of many of his short films which are widely viewed on youtube. Alex has published a beginners guide to video and a guide to wildlife ponds.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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A great little read this one for anyone, like myself, who is thinking of getting a DSLR (like the 600d) specifically for making video. A lot of 600d books out there have a chapter on making video, but this one focuses (no pun intended) just on that task, looking at the Canon EOS, the Nikon, and briefly the Sony Alpha. The author is a working film maker, so everything in this book is a tale of experience, which shows not only the advantages, but also the important limitations of DSLR video making.

The Author also maintains a website/blog (address in the book) which he uses to update what you need to know as technology and firmware march onwards.

For a price that's less than a Costa coffee (insert your own tax joke here) you really can't go wrong. If you are thinking of getting a DLSR that will be primarily used for video, read this book first!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars desperately needs proof reading 18 Feb. 2013
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I think it's a great idea that amateur photographers/videpgraphers publish a little booklet about their experiences. So, well done to Alex Sally for trying, BUT, he really should proof read his articles before publishing and charging for the book. It is full of typos, spelling mistakes and missing words etc. etc. Also, he repeats himself over and over again, but I guess this is his enthusiasm running away with him. At best, this book is for complete novices, and to be fair, in this regard does offer some good tips on filming and buying equipment, but I do mean strictly for complete beginners.
Alex Sally needs to sit down and read his own book and seriously consider a complete re-write. He does take pretty good photos and video after all, so why not spend a little more time and thought on producing this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed reading this book 29 Jun. 2014
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It is full of tips and of valuable advice to the newcomers in the area of film making and the author is so enthusiastic about filming wildlife it is catching. I highly recommend this book, it is definitely worth the money spent on it ( very modestly priced) and more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Make better videos with your felt or camcorder 1 Jan. 2014
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Brilliant thanks very much Alex... it was very, very helpful. At least I know where to start when making films myself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chatty and helpful 1 Aug. 2013
By Iota
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Plenty to think and laugh about - easily as readable as any of Alex's reviews.
Makes it to Five Stars by being good value.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 16 May 2013
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A very short book that really is direct to the point in giving you the no frills basic tips on amateur film making with a DSLR.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected 28 May 2014
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How refreshing a no nonsense guide that the author has listed some hints and tips personally gained to improve that family favourite the home video. I am now looking at the way I film in a new light and am confident that just by using some of them my home videos will be much more watchable
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