The Seven Deadly Camcorder Sins Headhunting--placing every subject in the center of your frame. Motorzooming--overuse of on-screen zooms. Rooting--staying in one spot instead of looking for interesting angles. Firehosing--panning all over the scene. Upstanding--shooting everything from standing eye-level. Snapshooting--taping only two or three seconds per shot. Backlighting--too much light falling on the background instead of on the subject.