Maybe you're interviewing someone for a documentary, Youtube, or a client project. How do you get the best out of that person? We'll show you video interview tips and techniques we've learned over time as well as some from award-winning documentarians like Veronica Moscoso ("A Wild Idea") and Amy Sewell ("Mad Hot Ballroom").
Framing techniques in film and video usually focus on composition and the 1/3 rule. But what about guiding the viewer's focus in the frame? What about all that other stuff vying for their attention?
What are different ways in your frame to guide the viewer's focus, their attention, to what you want? And how do you avoid objects stealing focus? We look at ways using composition, detail and lighting/contrast.
You want to blur faces in a video using Adobe Premiere Pro but how do you track the person if they're moving? Manu shows you how to create and adjust a mosaic to blur out a person or an object's identity and how to let Premiere easily track their movement for you (no key-framing!). He also covers how to create the time-honored black Charlie bar.
Video marketing is still growing and become a necessity for companies like a web page and an email campaign have. Everyone watches Youtube and everyone says you and your clients need to be on it. But it feels like a black hole when it comes to views. Is it worth it and what makes it work?
You need to shoot an interview. Maybe it’s for a documentary, a client video, a youtube video. How do you do it? Maybe you’ll shoot them in their house? Their office? Outside? Do you need lights? And what about the audio? What if you don’t know much about lighting or audio? What do you do?
We’ll show you the two most important tips on how to shoot without lights and how to get great audio.
Knowing the names of the different types of camera shots is important but how do you decide when to use them? Would a close-up, medium close-up or medium shot work best for this scene? Should I use over the shoulder shots for a conversation? And what if the characters are not even facing each other? We'll show you the differences and the why to help you decide what shots work best for your projects.
In post-production, the editing timeline is where the magic happens. But all those layered clips, effects, and transitions can get out of control and cause unforeseen problems. In Premiere Pro, nesting sequences save the day.
Manu covers nesting tip and tricks such as adding effects to multiple clips, using warp and speed, and when to use nest or a subsequence.
Film and video lights are either used as is or put through diffusion to create diffusion lighting. But why use diffuse light for your show and which types should you use?
Frank talks about how to look at the world around you to find lighting answers, they three types of diffusion, and how to create affordable diffusion with household materials.