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The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide by Anthony Q. Artis

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BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

Seven Practical Tips on Shooting Sports

Alex Houston, Independent Director/D.P., Fiat Lux Productions, Llc (fiatluxproductions.com)

1. The Difference between Shooting Sports and Narrative

The main difference between shooting sports and narrative production is you can’t usually have your subjects do something over again, which you can do when shooting narrative. Even in documentary, sometimes you can ask people to repeat what they are doing. However, in sports, you have only one shot to get it right. If you don’t make that shot, that’s lost income right there. So, you have to be 100% on your “A game”, and you have to know all of your equipment like the back of your hand. It should be an extension of your body. You have to ...

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