The Fundamentals of Video Production: Let’s Go Back to the A, B, C’s.

From Kodak to digital cameras, from camera
strips and films to digitized and scanned images– that’s how fast-paced
our world is. From Kodak to ready to print cameras, everything has
transformed dramatically. From Kodak cameras to
luxury SLR cameras, advancement in technology has burnt the candle at both ends. With all the devices
and amazing things that a single click can create, not one can deny that we can reach
practically everything– even the stars. Within just
a matter of seconds, it feels like we may
do just anything. It feels everything is possible today. However, all the technological devices in the world
can not aid you in your seek for perfection if you are unaware
about how to make the most of the functions of your gadgets. But nothing can be aimed if you do
not know how to use your material. But things appear to be not
reachable if you can not maximize the use of your device.

In video production, it is a must that you
know all the details of your gadget. For you to be able
to use it in shooting videos, you must know the
particulars of your device. You can
not use your device properly if you know
its specifics. Now, the ones I’ll be discussing may not be new to you, but these are the
strategies that are often skipped and
disregarded by most video makers,
subsequently causing them immense
headache during post-production. Below are some
vital techniques that all video
makers should know. Check the following tips when shooting a video for you to
be prosperous.

MOVE.

Too much dependence on your
gadget may be just one of your major
issues when shooting a video. Relying much on
what your device can do is a big mistake when shooting a video. You shouldn’t
be relying just on the features of
your device and what it can give you. Rather than being highly dependent on your camera’s
zooming capabilities, you should always move around and try to acquire a closer view of your subject, and look for the best angles. It is you who should adapt to get a much
better view of your subject. Even when the zooming power
of your camera is superb, nothing beats
close recording of photos. There are major
distinctions when it comes to zoomed shots
and the ones that you shot closely. There are a number
of differences when it comes to zoomed pictures
and those that you shot very closely. Closely shot pictures
are way better than zoomed items.

Furthermore, if you’re aiming at getting the best sound quality, the
microphone ought to be nearer the sound source. Also,
if you intend to get a good video, the mic has to be near the
source. Clear audio can only be heard if your mic is near the subject.
Everybody knows that the closer the microphone to the speaker is, the louder
and the more discernible the voice is. Everybody knows that the closer the mic to the source is, the better
the audio of the video becomes. It is just good sense that for you to acquire a good
audio quality, you have to be near the source.

It’s Automatic.

No success is automatic, and the sooner
you use this in your professional life, the better. Success does
not come easy, you have to work for it. Success is a hard earned thing. Despite the fact that your camera may have features
that always come handy including auto-exposure or auto-focus,
switching on these features will not be the best thing for you to
do during video production, unless your gadget already has a brain of its own
and it already knows what to focus on and what
not to. Even when your device has all the
innovative features, nothing beats
the radiance of the human mind. Gadgets with
advanced elements would not matter if the user
does not have enough knowledge and skills in the field of photography and
videography.

Through manually
manipulating your lens and your gadget, you
‘d get so much more in return. By looking
into and adjusting your gadget
manually, you will surely get better results. Doing things
manually will help you boost more your personal skills and get better outcomes later on. Not only will you be able to focus
on what can best show the audience what the
shot wants to portray, you ‘d also be
able to control
the lighting of the shot. From focusing your subject to the proper lightning,
you can do it well with your new gadget manually.

Once is Not Enough.

Getting a
number of shots may or may not be a benefit during video
production. Taking many shots can be a
good or bad point. Getting multiple shots is can be a real
benefit if the purpose is right.
First of all, it can benefit your video more,
particularly since you ‘d be presented with
more options and you can compare the shots
and decide what the best is for your video from there. Some of
its advantage is that you’ll have a number of photos to
pick from. It excels in a sense that you
have many choices. However, there is no
need for you to shoot overly. But, this is not needed
constantly. But overshooting should not be a common
practice. Overthinking is one habit you should remove. Thinking too much should be
prevented. You should stop thinking
excessively.

Moreover, you need to
decide what type of shots you need for your video. More so,
you should know the kind of shots you need for you
video. Also, you have to identify first the type of
photos you really need for you video. While many chase films use motion shots, other videos use static ones. While most use
motion shots, others choose static ones. Static pictures
can also be used to develop videos. If your video
includes a lot of movement
like running, jumping or ahem, twerking, then it means that the motion shot is
best for you. If your video needs to have more
movements like jumping and running, you should get motion shots.

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