Video Tip of the Day: Don’t be too Zoomy

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From the mailbag: Nick Hinze (Founder of CourseWalk: The Eventer’s App sent in a great video tip for preventing a horse from jumping out of your frame. How many times have I done this one?!

Nice top 10 on how to take video. There is one more important tip that I learned over time:Don’t zoom in too much. It’s not helpful for analysis. The faster the horse the more buffer is needed in the frame. In the jumping phases, try to show the upcoming jump as soon as possible while keeping the horse on one side of the frame.

I used to zoom in as much as possible and that was producing bad analysis video. Even in dressage it’s better to have a bunch of buffer. It might not be artistic, but that’s not the purpose of the video.

Thanks,
Nick

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