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Ask The Cameraman provides everything you need to know to become a great cameraman and make your own documentaries. On this website you'll find guides, lessons and tips about digital video productions, shooting video, production styles and technique.

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Carl
one month ago
Why don't cameramen hold the camera still in movies and TV? It makes me get sick from the movement.

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The 7 Steps To Becoming A Professional Cameraman

February 10 2011

Television has continued to hold it's ground and collaborated with the World Wide Web in order to take a huge leap into the virtual world too. This has opened up even more doors for cameramen who wish to enter into the broadcast television industry.

Why Are We Still Filming In Framerates Designed In The 1920's?

March 13 2011

The frame and field rates that have been used for television since the 1920s cause problems for motion portrayal, which are increasingly evident on the large, high-resolution television displays that are now common.

Deciding On Which Camera To Use For Your First Documentary

March 1 2011

Choosing the right camera to film your documentary can be quite a difficult task. But it's also a very important one, so i've made this list of things to consider when buying the camera for your documentary.

How To Use Shot Pacing To Tell A Story More Effectively

February 27 2011

The job of an editor is to cut an item to a fraction of the original running time of the footage. The editor will have to match two rhythms: the rate of shot changes, and the continuity of the action that is captured.

How To Avoid Audio Jump Cuts

February 26 2011

Just as important to make sure the pictures you film are cuttable, you also need to make sure the sound is continuous.

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