Getting the best results on your video shoot is essential for creating high-quality content that can help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re creating a marketing video, a product demonstration, or a short film, there are several key steps you can take to ensure that your shoot goes smoothly and that you end up with footage that you’re proud to share.Continue reading “How to get the best results on your video shoot”
Category: video shoot tips
Video editing software
DaVinci Resolve has quickly become one of the most popular video editing software in the market, with a large number of professional filmmakers and video editors using it for their work. So, what makes it such a great editing software? Here’s a closer look.Continue reading “Video editing software”
Prime or Zoom Lenses?
Cinematography and Photography is an art form that has been around for centuries. One of the most important decisions a videographer or photographer makes when shooting is the choice of lens. There are two primary types of lenses, prime lenses, and zoom lenses. Both of these types of lenses have their advantages and disadvantages. In this blog post, we will discuss the advantages of prime lenses and zoom lenses in detail.Continue reading “Prime or Zoom Lenses?”
Shoot preparation and shoot day tips
Before any successful shoot there is always some planning on my part as the cameraman or DOP. I like to have an idea of what I will be shooting and the location the shoot will be in. Really the more information you have will mean you can be better prepared and save time on set and most importantly get the best images. Try to get an outline of the shots needed or a storyboard is great too.
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Camera bags and hard cases for Photographic, Film and TV gear
So how do you make sure your gear works when you need it too? That’s an easy answer, make sure you protect it properly. The easiest way to do this is to have your gear in protective cases or bags. Continue reading “Camera bags and hard cases for Photographic, Film and TV gear”
Video Production Values matter
If you’re putting a video online, you’re making a statement about your brand and its values. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “You only get one chance to make a first impression”, and any video you put online is that first impression. If the viewer is distracted by the bad composition or the incorrectly exposed image or if they can’t hear what you have to say because of poor sound recording, you’ve lost their attention and maybe even their potential business.
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How long should my video be?
As a cameraman I get asked a lot by clients how long should their video be. In general the shorter the better for videos as there are many factors to alter audience engagement and how long viewers will watch for.
It’s safe to assume that your viewers have short attention spans and plenty of distractions. The ideal length of a video depends on the content, the context, and the viewer.
Working as a cameraman
What’s it like working as a cameraman? Well you need a lot of talents but maybe not the ones that come to your mind first. You need patience, problem solving abilities and people skills not to mention powers of negotiation and navigation, then you need a good eye too. Continue reading “Working as a cameraman”
Choosing the right location to shoot your video
To make a great photographs, video or film the first thing you need is somewhere to shoot. Choosing that location is harder than it sounds. There are many factors that you need to take into account to ensure the shoot in that location goes smoothly.
Location, location, location is not just for real estate, it also vital to making great images and videos. In a way where you film is almost as important as what you film. A great location will provide you with photographic / cinematic opportunities to sets the tone and tells a story of its own.
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Film set lingo, Film Terminology or on set slang
Like any job, there is shorthand and slang thrown about on sets, but the difference in this profession is how prevalent it truly is. The idea behind Onset jargon is for speed and efficiency and is vital to communication. Film, TV and video all have a very rich lexicon of terms and it is important that you are familiar and understand the terms.
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