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Video Shooter, 3rd Edition by Barry Braverman

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AFTERWORD

There Is No Best Button

So you’re outputting your show for the Web, mobile phone, or DVD, and you face the following option: Would you prefer good, better, or best?

Hmm. I wonder why would anyone settle for good or better when you can have best? Best is definitely better than better, and better inherently has to be better than good. On the other hand, I suppose it’s a good thing that worse is not an option, because worse is surely worse than good, but it is better than much worse, and much, much better than much, much worse.

All this mental wrangling raises the greater issue: Can there ever really be a Best button?

A Best button certainly has its appeal. We wouldn’t need to spend a lifetime learning lighting, composition, framing, ...

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