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Thread: Filming your reflection in a mirror

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    Smile Filming your reflection in a mirror

    Hi Guys

    Just a quick query about shooting footage into a mirror (ie) filming your own reflection.

    I find when I point my video camera at a mirror to film my refection it quite often goes out of focus????

    And before anyone says it I am not that ugly

    Anyway if you are shooting into a mirror do you need a special lens adaptor or something ?????
    Or should you be able to shoot as if you are shooting anything per normal ?

    In fairness my camcorder was set to automatic focus so that might be the problem (ie) stick to manual focus ????

    Regardless I am very interested to know other peoples experience about filming reflections in a mirror.

    Any feedback/advice etc etc etc is much appreciated

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    Manual focus every time
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    Agree, keep it on manual focus and it can't change. just make sure it's in focus first.

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    Thanks Zero & MB

    Makes sense

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    And make sure the mirror is clean! Sounds silly, but you'll notice just how dirty it is when you play back the footage.

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    Cheers Mark ...

    Yes great advice thanks

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