Get decent gear... not just something from any consumer store. That would immediately propel the quality upwards.
When using the gear, be sure to utilize it's functions. If you're fortunate enough to own a zoom lens in high quality, shoot bracket shots at
maximum focal and shots at minimum focal lenght. A high quality lens would allow you to shoot fast. ( not after sundown ofc ).
If you're one of the lucky ones to witness ufos over and over again, I wonder why you haven't already bought a decent tripod? That would give you
around 1/2 second longer to shoot.
Same thing with video basiclly... orient yourself in your surroundings. We need depth of field. While filming, move to a place that gives you
something in the foreground, like a tree or something. If you can try to get something in the background too.
Zoom in and out and leave it at each extreme for 3-5 secs in order to get a clear look at what you want to show.
Staaayyy caaalm... many times people get so damn "OMG!" and are shaking, making the clip more or less useless. If you're with someone try handing
the cam / video cam to the other person if you are shaking too much.
Did you bring your tripod? Why not?? If you attach the pie under the cam it takes 3 secs to fold out the pod and you get steady footage...
Detail, long duration video, not something where the thingy flies to one direction and then... what?! Show us the clip where you completely lost track
of the object. Show us where it diminishes into the horizont. And keep the last 4-5 secs after this too. If put into a context nothing is too
If I could afford a decent videocam, i'd practice running with it. This for the sole purpose of being able to chase what the hell I'm filming. Logic
would tell me that the object must be fairly close to a point in front of me. The point it's hovering / circling directly above.
If I could get to that point or just get closer to it, my chance of getting something definitive would increase.
Looking forward to seeing some hard proof
[edit on 23/5/08 by flice]