So because we are currently working on our first quarter project, I thought this video would be of use to some of you. Yes, the interview deadline was this Monday, however, some of us, still have interviews scheduled, or some that are still scheduling. Even if you've filmed all your interviews and are done with this stage, it's still a good thing to keep in mind, just in case you need to film another interview, or even for future reference, like for quarter 2 or next year perhaps. This tutorial/lesson teaches you how to shoot an interview, along with helpful tips to keep in mind. To read the spot-on lesson that goes along with the video, click here.
This should be helpful to go along with your interviews. Have you ever interviewed someone and they have massive dark shadows on their face? Well that means you should either A, move to a different location because your background may be too bright and causing the siloette effect on your subject, or B, use a bounce lighting reflector! Yes, we actually have these I'm class (they're located in the laptop room). Anyways, what a bounce lighting reflector does is exactly what the name suggests, it bounces light and reflects it onto the subject. This lessens harsh shadows on their face, but one partner will have to hold it steady the entire time. To read the effective lesson on bounce lighting that goes along with the video, click here.
I found this video and article lesson extremely helpful. Whenever I use a DSLR, I just ignored the f-stop, whitebalance, ISO, the Kelvin temperature, and things like that, because I've never known how to use them! Really make sure to watch this video AND read the lesson article behind it! (I actually find the article way more helpful and informative). This lesson teaches you how to work with the natrual light around you, and how to change the settings to fit and match your subject! Click here to read the article.
Just some quick focusing tips I've always used while shooting. I love to magnify the subject because then you can see up close how it looks, and adjust the focus so it's sharp. You can read the article to this lesson by clicking here.
With ever movie, ever short film, every PSA, there was a director. A director who tells everyone what to do, like a leader or a boss. With every good movie or film, there's always a good director. Watch this video about Directing for some tips on how to be a good director, and also read the lesson by clicking here.