Video Nation: A DIY Guide to Planning, Shooting and Sharing Great Video
The B&H Event Space (420 9th Ave., Manhattan)

Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY tech columnist and host/producer of the “Talking Tech,” video show, shows how to dramatically improve your videos, using both off-the shelf consumer products and drool-worthy DSLR gear. Graham, who has produced over 300 episodes of “Tech,” will offer a two-hour talk about how to take advantage of video features on smartphones and point and shoots to produce professional looking video on a DIY budget. Whether you’re a small business owner, blogger or web show host, or if you’re simply doing some marketing for your company or yourself, right now you may be all on your own in learning how to put that video together, make it look good and get it to go viral.

Graham can show you:
–What equipment you need to make your own “one-man band” productions
–Techniques for setting up, preparing questions for, and interviewing a subject. Where to place the camera during an interview for the best shots.
–How to best master and improve audio.
–Lighting. How to use available light effectively, and expand with affordable off the-shelf lighting gear.
–DSLRs: Advancing beyond point and shoot and smartphones to the digital SLR, which offers superior picture quality in an affordable package. However, issues abound with focus and audio, Graham will show easy workarounds. On his “Tech” video shows, Graham has interviewed everyone from the founders of Pandora, Zynga and Twitter to celebrities like James Taylor, Selena Gomez, Arsenio Hall, Mike Tyson and even Kermit the Frog, in weekly chats about the role of technology in our lives.

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