Videography Mistakes To Avoid

Flair

Member
Hi, is everyone familiar with these terms? I think we have all made these mistakes at one time or another.

Headhunting–placing every subject in the center of your frame.

Motorzooming–overuse of on-screen zooms. This can make a film seem unprofessional.

Firehosing–panning all over the scene. This can be distracting to the viewer.

Snapshooting–taping only two or three seconds per shot. This one I particularly dislike. Even professional directors seem guilty of this. At the expense of creating something fast-paced, they produce a result that is lacking in suspense.
 

Starry

Active member
I remember doing firehosing thinking that it may help the viewer get a better glimpse of the surroundings. Although it didn't have a toll on the film's quality, that part didn't really have a great connection to the next scene. In some cases, I think firehosing would be fine if done on natural backgrounds since there's always a lot to see.
 

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