Before you begin recording video, let’s go through some tips that will make your videos better.
Should we use a tripod? What are the advantages?
You can keep it steady and being able to do smooth panning shots. Camera should be in landscape so you fill the screen.
Zooming in and out isn’t a good idea. Why? How can you get rid of the need to zoom?
Zooming can effect the focus and can be difficult to do. Get close to your subject.
Do we need lighting?
Lighting is very important in filming.
Do you need to ask permission before you start filming and why??
Yes so nobody gets offered or sued. Companies don’t want to be misrepresented on Youtube for example.
Framing – Close up/medium Shot/Medium full Shot/Full Shot
Full - A full shot shows the entire subject’s body from head to toe.
Medium - A medium shot shows the subject from about the hips or waist up. It’s useful for a when a subject is explaining something and it still allows you to still see them interacting with their environment.
Close - A close shot, also call a close up, focuses on the subject’s face, showing the head, neck, and a bit of the shoulders. This type of shot places emphasis on the subjects facial expressions to help convey the emotion in a story..
The rules of third is really important, not just in video, but in photography, painting architecture.. Check the video below guys: