Just having a great idea and a good storyboard doesn't mean you're ready to shoot just yet. Like any good cinematographer, you'll first need to consider how to get your location ready,what you'll need for make-up and wardrobe, and what to prepare for your talent and crew in order to ensure that your shoot day goes well.
Contracts are important for any production. They help your talent and crew understand what's expected from them and they help you keep your business secure. To help you with your contracts, we'll be looking at talent and location releases, employee contracts, and client agreements so that you can stay out of court.
Finding an idea for a music video can be one of the most rewarding parts of making a music video. To help you, we'll look at sources for ideas such as the artist's identity, musical lyrics, shock value, media, and how to use recycled ideas properly so that your music video can get started on the right foot.
Knowing the genre of a music video helps a director clearly define the style of a video. It's important to know their details so that you can make sure your video not only matches the artist's demands but connects with your audience as well.
Good B-roll helps you keep a good pace, cover mistakes, and dive even deeper into your story. To make sure your story has all of that, we'll go over some tips on how to direct people to act and show you how to cover live events in a way that makes your documentary interesting and informative.
To help you get started with your documentary interviews, we show you the equipment you'll need, give you some tips on making a room look good, tell you what you should include in your talent releases, and provide you with some tips to assure that your subject looks great on screen.
Getting access to the right locations can lend your story credibility and interest. To make it a little easier for you get into the places you need to shoot, we show you the types of venues you'll have to deal with, how to manage locations and when you'll need location releases.