Originally Posted by eric2381
I'm hoping to video my shooting at 800-1500yds. Been doing the shooting, just think it would be cool to show it.
Am not a professional by any means, just want to have some fun with it and show off in a humble way later on.
You don't need to spend tons of cash to do what you want to do. I produce short films of me and my friends shooting mostly at ELR distances.
Here's what I use:
2 Panasonic Handycams: These are most likely no longer available and have
been replaced with newer models. I paid around $350.00 each.
HDC-SD80 (42x zoom)
HDC-SD60 (35x zoom)
Something like this would be fine:
Amazon.com: Panasonic HC-V520 HD Digital Camcorder with 80x Zoom and Wi-fi (Black): Camera & Photo
I use a GoPro H2 camera for some shots.
I also use my higher end Panasonic HPX-170 when I need 3 cameras which really isn't too often.
You'll need some type of video editing software as well. There are all kinds available and various prices. I use Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
I place two of my camera's down range. 1 is zoomed in to frame the target entirely. The other is framed to show the target as well as the misses. Usually zoomed out to where there is 15-20' of dirt showing the misses.
The other camera is positioned where the shooter is. Various camera angles make for a more interesting film. OTS (over the shoulder) shots show the shooters perspective. Angles from the side and front are also good. The more angles you have, the better editing will be.
Also, proper framing. Refer to the rule of thirds for example. Sorry to go off a bit here but I guess what I'm trying to convey is, it's not how much money you spend on gear but knowing how to get the most out of your equipment.
Here's a link to a few of my films that will give you an idea of what can be achieved with the gear listed above.
Long Range Shooting at 2300 Yards within AccurateShooter.com
If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me and I'll be glad to help out .