To achieve a raw documentary feel for Children of Men, director Alfonso Cuaron and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki created complex choreographed scenes with long takes and custom camera rigs to bring the viewer into the story. Released in 2006 the film received and academy award nomination for best cinematography.
Live switching an event can be a little overwhelming if you've never sat behind the controls of a switcher before. But if you keep it simple, you can nearly eliminate the need for post-production. In this segment we talk about getting video and audio into a switcher, the basics of switching, and adding live graphics over your shots. If you prepare properly and practice a bit, live switching can be an exhilarating experience.
With intensive pre-production and tight budgets, you're all set up and ready to shoot. Now the pressure is on to get great footage and capture the event. In this segment, we talk about last minute preparations, shooting techniques, and how to direct a crew. This is where the real fun begins, and all your skills will be put to the test.
As we all know, making truly remarkable video alone is no easy task. That's why one of Videomaker's own forum users, John Sachanda, has taken it upon himself to put together a videographer Meet and Greet for Chicago area video enthusiasts.
If you're shooting a special event this season, whether it's a pageant for your church, you kid's school play or a paid gig to make a few bucks selling DVDs, here are some quick tips to help you with your shoot.