To make a movie you need a truck load of expensive equipment, right? That may have been the scenario 10 years ago, but these days you can work with a lot less for the same results at a fraction of the cost. Here’s how.
To uncover the origin story of his favorite hot sauce, Griffin Hammond spent a year traveling, filming and editing his documentary Sriracha. From gaining access to the factory, to raising his budget on Kickstarter and releasing the film on Vimeo, this is the story behind the storytelling.
With 60x dynamic zoom, an LCD Screen and a ton of built-in features, you would be capturing some of the most amazing shots you’ve ever captured. Water, dirt, dust, shock and freezeproof, it doesn’t get any tougher than the Quad Proof Everio GZ-R70.
Every shot in your video should help convey the overall emotion of your project. Camera placement and movement can add greatly to the emotional impact of your work. Be sure to consider the reason behind every shot.
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“There’s a bunch of buttons on this camera but I have no clue what they are, or how to use them.”
Everyone starting out has had that problem. A general rule of thumb is, if there is a button for it or a setting on a piece of equipment or it's in the software, it is there for a reason. When you don’t learn that function and what it does, you could be making things a lot harder than you need to and missing out on crucial elements that can help make your film or video the best it can be.
Pulling a clean chroma key is a game of hide and seek. It draws a line between the visible and the unseen. A poor key stands out, sure to be caught at first glance. The perfect key hides in plain sight, never to be found.
So you want to make a movie? Where do you start?
Your screenplay is complete and it’s brilliant. Does this mean you’re ready to shoot? Of course not. There are many miles to go before the first cry of “Quiet on set!”. Your instincts tell you that a to do-list will probably come in handy before you break out the gear. Go with that: It’s called pre-production — what you need to get done and have in place before you shoot a single frame.
It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. More than flattering videographers, perhaps we prefer emulating success. We want to exceed their creativity, surpass their awesome video productions, put the wow back into our videos.