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An improvised video involving you and what you did, like a place, a situation, a journey, a party.

Musicians call it jamming – playing without knowing where you are going to end up, responding to where the music leads you. In video, this sort of fastfooted improvisation is now easier with camcorders that are light to carry and make shooting as natural and effortless as sketching or strumming a guitar. Just like jamming, sometimes you get a great melody going, other times it just goes nowhere. But once you start using video in this way it becomes liberating – and the more you do it the better your hit rate in getting unique mini-movies.

Freecording is about letting the camera roll and seeing ...

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