Video Equipment and Video Shot Composition
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How to Cite

Telg, Ricky. 2012. “Video Equipment and Video Shot Composition: WC125/WC125, 6/2012”. EDIS 2012 (6). Gainesville, FL.


You should become as familiar as possible with the video camera you plan to use and how best to use it in creating effective video shots. For a basic video shoot, the minimum equipment requirements are a video camera, a microphone, a light source, and a tripod. Composition refers to the types of video shots you will shoot. This 5-page fact sheet provides an overview of equipment and composition techniques. Written by Ricky Telg and published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, June 2012.

WC125/WC125: Video Equipment and Video Shot Composition (
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