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In Media, Videos

August 01, 2008

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CrossFit's Media Director brings us more useful information on taking good photos and video. In his sixth tip in the series, he talks about various traits of video cameras. The bottom line is that for most CrossFit uses, cheap and convenient is best. You do get what you pay for, so a three-CCD camera is better than one-CCD, and professional optics make a huge difference in quality. But rarely is… Continue Reading

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In Media, Videos

July 01, 2008

Video Article

In this video, CrossFit's Media Director, Tony Budding, takes a consumer-grade point-and-shoot camera into a random class at CrossFit Santa Cruz. Nothing that happens here is pre-planned, and he talks through the process of capturing stills in a real-world CrossFit environment as the photo opportunities--and challenges--arise. The video shows several of the resulting photos from the session, so we can see what he actually came away with, and… Continue Reading

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In Media, Videos

June 01, 2008

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This month, CrossFit's Media Director gives some tips on buying a digital camera and lenses suited to the needs of affiliates and others who want good shots of CrossFit-type action. He talks about various styles and prices of cameras on the market, from relatively inexpensive small and medium-size point-and-shoot models up to "prosumer" digital SLR models, and weighs the pros and cons of the features of each. Some of the factors he discusses:

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In Media, Videos

May 01, 2008

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The third in Tony's series of media tips addresses the question of shooting video on a tripod versus filming freehand. Handheld, of course, has the major disadvantage of potentially nausea-inducing camera shake and sway, but it also lets you move around to follow the action and lets you get multiple perspectives on your subject. Shooting from a tripod offers total stability and slightly less concentration and body… Continue Reading

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Media Tips #2: Framing

By Tony Budding

In Media, Videos

April 01, 2008

Video Article

In the second in his series of practical instructional tips on taking good photos and video in workout contexts, Budding gives some guidance on framing your subject to produce more professional, appealing, and useful media. What you see in your mind, or in your mind's eye, doesn't always translate directly into what you end up with on "film." Budding covers a bunch of the small subtleties that are easy to… Continue Reading

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In Media, Videos

March 01, 2008

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In the first of a series of practical instructional video articles on the difficult practice of taking good, clear action photos and video in workout contexts, CrossFit Media Director Tony Budding explains some basics of the art of capturing light on "film" (or, rather, the digital equivalent).

Affiliates'--and other CrossFitters'--photography scenarios and requirements are varied and often challenging (ranging, for example, from fast… Continue Reading

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