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Handheld Shooting

This week on Deli Bytes, Ali gives us on how handheld shooting works.

Check out the video above or on YouTube and if you like it, share it! We also summarised the tips below, so have a read if you don’t have time to watch.

In videography you’ll find that sometimes you need to shoot videos handheld. This is something that Videographers often call “Run and Gun”.

Shooting on the run can be tricky as you may end up with shaky and unusable footage but luckily there are some helpful tricks you can fly to get the best of run and gun footage.

Prevent shaky footage

Hold the camera closer to your body and lean your elbows on your chest to stabilize your arms as you hold the camera.

This is an easy way to not only get a smoother shot but also make sure that you’re not
exhausting your arm strength when you’re shooting.

Loosen your grip on the camera and relax your hands sometimes people make the mistake that by becoming tense and gripping the camera tight it’ll make it smoother but in reality this can just make it more shaky.

Breathing slowly and with fullness can calm you and your shot.

Shoot with a Monopod!

A Monopod is a great investment for on-the-run videography. The Monopod is a one-legged tripod which can you can use to instantly lean your camera onto any surface for easy simple and stable shots.

The mono can also be great for shooting handheld as it can act as a perfect counter weight to your camera and it adds another point of contact a hold which effectively gives you a more floaty aesthetic eliminating the jittery hands of a normal hand held shot.