When you're on set, and under the gun, it's easy to miss a step and make a mistake. Creating a solid shooting routine can help you achieve consistently good results. We show you a battle-tested process that's easy to remember and repeat that will help you avoid making those costly rookie mistakes.
With careful planning and execution you can turn footage shot during the day, into night-time magic. In this segment, we show you how to shoot day-for-night by using exposure, white balance, and creative framing. Plus we talk about choosing your shoot time to get the look you want. Following a few simple guidelines will help you avoid common pitfalls, and gather footage that’s ready for the final touches in post-production.
There are many factors that contribute to getting a good looking shot. Setting your white balance correctly saves time and frustration when it comes time to edit and opens up artistic options in the field. In this segment, we talk about the basics of color temperature, when to use auto white balance, setting your white balance manually by dialing it in or using a white reference object and how to ensure good results in tough situations.
While some shooters are occasionally blessed with having all the lighting equipment they need when they need it, most of us have to make due with what's within arm's reach. That's why being able to control and manipulate the natural lighting that's already in your scene is one of the most essential lighting skills for any video enthusiast. Here are a few simple tips to help you achieve better shots with what you already have.
Though art can be made in many forms, there are some concepts that hold true in every situation. Because of this, it can be very helpful to know the principles behind aesthetically pleasing framing so that every one of your shots tells the story you want it to.