Post-production can be an overwhelming experience, especially when you add in sound design on a separate software. It may seem daunting at first, but multi-track mixing your audio will actually save you more time and hassle
Storytelling has been around since humans were able to communicate with each other. What evolves are the mediums in which we tell these stories. It’s easy to get caught up in the flashy toys, the lights, cameras, the action. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the lifestyle or the attention that being a creator entails. But, at the core of most great pieces of art or entertainment is a really good story.
We’ve all been there, you know that moment when you realize you forgot something really important like filling up the tank before a long trip. Or leaving your phone at home with no time to go back and get it. Well that’s what it’s like when you show up on a video shoot with no lights.
Your script and locations are locked, your cast and crew have been selected, everything is in place to begin production. Well, almost everything. The one thing you don’t have – or don’t have enough of – is money! Now what?
Two cups and a string. That’s it. That’s what I learned to communicate with as a kid. Today, my kids know how to use cell phones, and I don’t even think I’ve shown them the string and cup method yet. They’re not constrained to a wire and neither should you be. Let’s use some big kid toys. Break out the wireless mics.
Action cams’ tiny structure emphasizes their ability to fit into interesting places, and their lightweight, durable and waterproof design allows them to follow objects throughout a scene without compromising too much space. They are pretty affordable and their housing is usually replaceable in case it becomes damaged. Here are a few tips to think about when trying to develop your next action cam shot.