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Posted on June 16th, 2011 Written on pfbentley's blog
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I’ll be right up front with this - Michael Rosenblum taught me a lot in the world of video, he’s the the Guru of Video Journalism in my book - but like any student, you grow up and disagree on some things.   We disagree in the use of tripods.   He against using them. I use them.   Well, I need to clarify both those statements.   Michael feels tripods are not necessary, most of the time. I feel they are a necessary evil, most of the time.   In 2006, Michael hired me to be lead cameram

The Power of the 10 second hold

Posted on June 13th, 2011 Written on travelbug's blog

In this, my second exercise, I saw one of the benefits of holding a shot for an extended period of time. Maybe it's just because I'm filming repetitive activities, but during the editing process, I was able to easily pick and choose the best shots to tell my story, sometimes I'd choose an over the shoulder shot, other times a closeup of the hands. So often, it seemed like the cuts hooked up effortlessly, simply because I had more than one angle for the same event. I look forward to seeing how th

Learning from my mistakes

Posted on June 13th, 2011 Written on travelbug's blog
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I learned so much from this first lesson. For one thing, I learned the importance of making a list of shots before going out to the shoot. Not only does this provide me with a roadmap, but it keeps me focused on the story I want to tell. One thing the list doesn't prepare you for are all of the unpredictables that can happen during a shoot, like someone walking in front of your frame, mis-timing a shot, sudden change in weather, ambient noise, etc. But, I'm sure with more practice, I'll be able

First Blog

Posted on June 10th, 2011 Written on reconised's blog

Heya! This is my first blog so its just going to be short, and as I saw there was an option to creat a blog I thought... why not? But this is just to say I shall do some in the future, for now im just setting up my profile so other than that, I'll speak to ya all laterz! Reconised

Tags : reconised , first , blog , welcome , hello


Posted on June 3rd, 2011 Written on pfbentley's blog
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I’m PF Bentley and welcome to PF’s Corner a new blog/column/tech help and advice to the lovelorn on NYVS. I’ll be chiming in here when possible on whatever topics come to mind and answer some of your probing technical questions. A little about my background - I was a contract photographer for TIME Magazine for almost 20 years roaming the world but mainly shooting behind the scenes politics on the presidential campaigns, Capitol Hill and The White House. In 1993, I was introdu

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