Devil is in the details 1.Brilliant idea. 2.Congratulations 3.Write script 4.Rewrite script 5.Repeat 6.Scout location where you will shoot 7.Secure location 8.Know light sources 9.Be aware of ambient sounds 10. Plan your angles with a still camera. 11. Test and re-test your equipment.
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Have someone assigned to the talent to take care of them. Remember it is your job to make them look good and feel comfortable. More tools of the trade. Comb Water Makeup Thank them. They are doing you a huge favor.
Costuming. Clothing should work in harmony with the surroundings. Good Bad
Prep work : Do it before the talent shows up Allow an hour and a half for set up, this includes: Lights Camera Audio Worrying Your goal is to get your talent in front of the camera and be rolling before they have time to get nervous.
Social Networking 101 Here are the rules: 1. Stand up. 2. Take out your 13 business cards. 3. Introduce yourself to 13 strangers and get their cards from them. 4. Say no once to someone that asks for your card. 5. This is a timed event and you have 2 minutes starting now.
Editing If the it doesnt advance the story then it needs to go. Kill Your Darlings. (figuratively)
Our editing philosophy Make the subject look and sound as good as possible. Edit out what is unnecessary and leave what is vital to the story.
It starts with the material. I prefer to edit footage I've shot myself. That way I can start the editing process in the camera. Plan for the edit. Make them give you a script. This rule serves two purposes. 1. It means they are serious enough to put work into a great idea. 2. It ensures you don't encroach on their vision. Storyboard your script Don't waste time by being distracted by random shots, stick to the script or you will be there all day. How do we do this?
Serenity Prayer for video production: Control what you can and let the rest go.
What you can control: Shot list Lighting Camera angle Setting Audio
What you can't control: Unscripted shots Performances Time Weather
Edit wisely Remember those 28 hours a week people watch TV? Viewers are visually sophisticated and will spot a bad edit. Good editing gives energy and pacing to a piece of work. 30 second ads average 1 cut per second. Movie dialogue scenes average 10-15 cuts per minute
What we've learned For every 40 minutes of filming we will get us about 2 minutes of usable footage. For every 1 minute of footage it takes about 4 hours of editing. Every piece that is produced has a beginning, middle and an end.
Shooting Sequence 1.Everyone collapsing and looking exhausted. 2.Everyone stands takes out cell phones and we turn down lights. People wave the cell phones back and forth slowly. 3.Everyone fills up the seats front to back 4.Everyone looks to the left and then slowly turns and looks to the right then straight ahead. 5.Everyone goes to the back of the room and walk forward like robots. 6.Everyone goes to the back of the room. Then the crowd runs forward like in a rock show up to the stage. 7.One person looks nervously into an empty room
Books Videomaker, Inc. (2008). The videomaker guide to video production. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Focal Press. Shyles, L. (2007). The art of video production. Los Angeles: Sage Publications. Gloman, C. B., & LeTourneau, T. (2005). Placing shadows lighting techniques for video production. Amsterdam: Focal Press. Musburger, R. B. (2005). Single-camera video production. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Whitaker, J. C. (2000). Video production standards, equipment, and system design. New York: McGraw-Hill/Professional. Lyver, D., & Swainson, G. (1999). Basics of video production. Oxford: Focal Press. Bibliography
Online http://www.poweroflighting.com/download/arri_handbook_notes.pdf A. pdf with lighting tips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zFePU1uvtc A very basic video introduction. http://howtovideoproducer.wordpress.com/ A good blog resource that collects new information from the web. http://www.youtube.com/t/yt_handbook_produce YouTube is a great source for quick production tutorials.
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