The shoot

Consult your plan

  • Consider your aims.
  • Have your final result in mind when you film:
    • introduction;
    • key content;
    • final points;
    • themes and messages;
    • review scripts if available;
    • review storyboards.

Deciding where to shoot

Choosing an appropriate location will depend on several factors;

  • narrative
  • aesthetic
  • space constraints
  • facilities (power, parking, toilets)
  • noise
  • opportunity.

Camera settings

Many cameras now have an auto-mode feature. For the majority of situations you encounter, this will be sufficient to record videos. This advice is suitable for small handy cams, DSLRs, digital camcorders and smart devices many of which provide auto-exposure and auto-focus settings that will allow clear video to be captured in environments with reasonable lighting. Those more familiar with photography and video recording equipment and practices will be able to utilise the manual functions to provide more control over the camera's features and create higher quality videos.

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