5 Production Tips for Film and Video Professionals
These Production Tips for Film and shortcuts might just give you the answers you are looking for. Videographers and filmmakers will tell you how vital the production crew are when it comes to dealing with day to day challenges. There will always be challenges and you need to be prepared. Always stay flexible and creative, this is the best way to be prepared for potential issues that will arise. Let’s look at a few useful production tips for film.
Scouting a location
This is a vital part of the production stage. When you feel like you are ready to scout your next location to film, it is recommended that you bring along with you the production manager, cinematographer and audio supervisor. These members of your team can judge to location and provide you with feedback on how manageable the location is.
When a scene in your film requires rain unfortunately sometimes you have fake it. Luckily, it’s one of the most common weather effects used in film. You can use massive rain rigs for certain scenes, but this can be expensive. There are far more cost-effective methods for smaller filmmakers and rain rigs can be created from around £15 if you don’t mind a little DIY.
Use a C-Stand to capture sound
If you find yourself doing some of the shoots alone and you are finding it hard to manage film and sound at the same time. Get a C-Stand and a boom holder, these two pieces of equipment enables you to set up boom pole and mic wherever you need.
Natural lighting can sometimes be tricky to get due to location and then you must use a set of lights to replace lack of lighting. Using a window and a reflector can extremely useful when trying to create natural light. If used effectively, it will provide you with amazing imagery.
If you have a small budget when creating your film and the possibility of a slider, Steadicam or dolly track is unlikely as they cost a fair amount of cash. Consider going a homeware store and purchasing a simple trolly for less than £20 and you will be able to shoot a decent moving shot.
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