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Ever on the lookout to make our lives better, our street-wise Lifehacker in-laws point us to an article from CNet teaching us how to shoot video like the pros. Beyond that old admonition to use a tripod, the CNetters tell us about lighting, color balance and sound, adding color to a shot, and then they even show us how to promote our film on YouTube and elsewhere.

Lifehacker didn't have much luck soliciting comments and tips from readers, but we know the ranks of our Gizmodo commenters are burgeoning with video aces, so let's hear it. What's your vid-shooting secret? Inquiring vacation videographers want to know.


How to become a camcorder pro [Lifehacker]