Welcome to this web-based tutorial on the basics of shooting a video.

A good video production begins with thorough planning, even before you pick up your video camera for the shoot. Have you given your "talent" sufficient time to learn the script? Have you visited the location of the shoot in advance to ensure that external distractions will be at a minimum?

The success of your production also depends on the quality of the shots that you have captured in your video camera. So it is important that before you shoot a video, you know some composition basics.

By following some basic rules, you can create a more professional video. In this tutorial, you will learn about the different types of shot sizes and how to compose your shots. You will also learn how to set-up a simple interview. In addition, there are pointers on how to get steady shots and shoot with editing in mind.

So let's get started and begin with planning the shoot!