The more videos you shoot, the more helpful those manual features on your camcorder will become. When you're "running and gunning," as professional videographers describe it, automatic controls can save the day. But as you demand more from your video, you'll come to appreciate the advanced features.
Shooting in the field requires a lot of preparation. By contrast, studio-style shooting gives you the luxury of more equipmentand even more control over your images. Part 3 of this series will look at studio-style shoots on location as well as in your home or office studio. We'll consider advanced lighting needs along with the additional equipment required for multiple-camera shoots and green-screen effects.