Middleman offers these tips for starters:
Middleman also encourages the novice videographer to shoot like a professional. "Go for detail shots," she advises. "Old photos, memorabilia, close shots of old baby shoes, past Mother's Day gifts, and, most especially, Mom when she's not paying attention!"
Candid shots are some of the most meaningful; they tend to capture the true essence of a moment more than a posed photo or video clip. "Candid shots are so amazing. Sneak around to catch your subject unaware!" says Middleman. Try to capture on video some of the things that Mom does best — such as reading to her children or grandchildren, or stirring her famous spaghetti sauce with meatballs. You love these things about her now, but when you look back at the video in a few years, you'll appreciate those things 10 times over.
Finally, Middleman suggests, "When putting together a scrapbook for someone else, put yourself in the place of the recipient. What memories would you most want to be preserved? What would you most like to hear or say? But, most of all, don't be shy about recording your emotions in your production. Video is so amazingly powerful — emotional and accurate. And, it's forever!"
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