One of the most important decisions in starting a video studio is what material to use for green screen / chroma key work.
Some people mistakenly think all you need to do is find a scrap of white paper or card, put the card in front of the camera and press the button marked "White Balance".
So you know the basics of digital cinematography: medium shots, wide shots, closeups and even extreme closeups. But why do your videos still lack that special zing?
Its time: You have the assignment, your script is approved, you’ve checked the camera out of the classroom and you’re ready to go in the field.
While you plan the scene and dialog details for your videos, you need to remember to plan for cutaways as you take that journey down the path to good composition.
Color matching is an important process for filmmakers.
Shots that accentuate the illusion of depth are referred to as deep frames, while shots that flatten the space along the z-axis are called flat frames.
You have many choices as to how to shoot an inverview, determined in part by the story, the style of the movie, availablity of equipment, size of the crew and the amout of physical space in which to shoot.
Live video has emerged as a powerhouse communications tool.
Filmmaking, Photography and Music – in the arts there is often overlap, and there are a lot of musicians who are passionate about filmmaking who have this burning question in mind – how to shoot a music video?
Live or live-to-tape programs rely on the same core production techniques.
With the advent of YouTube and inexpensive HD camcorders, pretty much anyone who wants to be a movie director can be one.
Before you push the record button, you need to ask yourself, "How can I maximize the impact of this shot?"
A creative variable crucial to the director’s visual vocabulary and storytelling toolbox is shot size, which refers to the size of the subject in your frame.