Taking care of your equipment is not only good for it, but a necessity. High definition only works if your camera has a clear, unobstructed view. So there are a few tips, tricks, and habits that will give you years of HD video viewing pleasure.
Many times when shooting, you're trying to capture more than just the scene. You are trying to capture the spirit of the scene such as the mood of the people involved, the ambiance of the environment or perhaps the speed at which the scene evolved.
The most obvious way to make your audience aware of the importance of a movie prop is to shoot a closeup cutaway of it, but this is also the most boring and predictable method. How then, can you let the audience know - in a split second - what a props is or its importance to a scene without slowing the scene down for a classic cutaway? Watch the Masters.