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How to make good, watchable video - read beyond the title!
on 6 August 2013
I don't have an iPhone and have no plans to buy one, hence this book failed to catch my eye for several months. However, on reading more of the description I grew curious so ordered a copy and am very glad I did. It's buzzing with ideas and, as a keen amateur videographer who has produced video footage for the BBC and saleable DVDs, I can appreciate and value its content, clearly written in an easy-to-follow style. The author prescribes a clear format for filming and structuring videos and it works: without wasting hours of filming useless, unusable footage they're quicker to film, much simpler edit and have vastly greater impact.
There is an emphasis on selling video which will probably only appeal to a minority of its readers - I doubt many will make a fortune from YouTube or be looking to sell footage to TV or film companies!
I think the sole downfall with this book is its title. The point he's making is that anyone can make video without having bulky equipment and a team of technicians and all you really need is just a camera-phone and knowing how to film your subject. I fear many potential readers with an interest in filming and who would otherwise benefit from this book will dismiss it due to its inappropriate title.