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This introductory module is an outstanding overview of basic shooting techniques when using a digital camera.  Applicable in news gathering, documentary or film production, learn techniques on how to properly shoot footage on location.


  • 8:30 video that takes you through basic shooting techniques
  • Complete resource guide


  • How to properly rehearse actors and the camera before rolling
  • The importance of padding each shot
  • Safety takes
  • Zooming, when and when not to use this technique
  • Recording ambient sound
 "Jason proves that top-notch production values are within the reach of anyone who has ever dreamt of making his own movie. You’ll learn far more about filmmaking with this practical, thorough and meticulously organized site than you ever will watching "Project Greenlight." Jason knows what he’s talking about, because he’s actually done it!"
   - Steve Skrovan, Executive Producer,
         Everybody Loves Raymond