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Chapter 2. Composition and Coverage > Composing Your Shots

Composing Your Shots

If you really want to, you can hold the camcorder up in the air and hit record—with your eyes closed. But by putting a small amount of thought into the composition of your shots, you can give them a much more professional look.

Shoot large

I had the opportunity to see a 70mm print of Lawrence of Arabia a few years ago on the massive screen at Seattle’s Cinerama theater. The movie is filled with sweeping desert vistas where you can see miles in every direction, taking full advantage of a large-screen experience.


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