GDR, thanks for the review man. It is nice to finally get some feedback on one of my videos. Sound and stability are problems I face with every video I do. I do not have the best equipment (seeing as how I am a poor college student) so I have to do with what I have.
Investing in a tripod is a great idea though. I'll look into it and see what I can find.
The clip was intended for the senior class at Ohio Christian Univesity. They showed it at one of the chapel's near the end of the semester.
Lots of interview situations work best with a camera static on a tripod, others are better hand held.
Hand held gives you the chance of moving the camera as another creative tool.
You have given us the worst of both- shaky cam - static shot.
My suggestion is that if you shoot h held, and i would for this, then be a bit braver, get closer, slowly track / pan, try crane type shots with your arms. And you must find a way to stop shaking!!! Never zoom in shotting h held, make sure anti shake is switched on, find a posture that works for you and stick to it, try adding weight to the camera.
I assume this has a target audience and i am not it. To the casual viewer the god stuff comes across as preachy and irrelevant. If it is for a general audience it's presence needs to be put into context along with a bit more about the school and stuff.
Mark thank you for the great adivce. It is much needed considering the equipment I have, or dont have for that matter. I'll definitely write down what you said and use them next time I am in this situation. I like the crane technique you were talking about. I've seen it done before but for some reason I haven't used it.
The target audience was the students at Ohio Christian University. It is a holiness bible college so the context here would have been understood.