Presentations, panels, weddings, concert, plays, speeches - all once in a lifetime events worthy of being memorialized on film. Unlike a scripted interview with a static subject, there’s no opportunity for do-overs if you run out of battery, or some freakishly tall human sits down mid speech right in front of your camera. Whether you are recording with your snazzy new camera-phone, or you’re holed up in a corner with a 4K camera on a tripod, there’s ways to film live events without it coming out looking like a parent-filmed kindergarten pageant.
BIG MAIN THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
Know the event inside and out - 5W’s
Do your Pre-Production and know everyone coordinating
Unless you plan on making an animated movie, chances are that you’ll need to get out there and film somewhere. Unfortunately, one cannot just waltz onto a location with trucks and cameras and set up shop. You’ll need to get permission from local officials and/or the owners of the property on which you’d like to shoot, and make provisions for the cast and crew once on location.
There are a multitude of things to consider when trying to make a video/movie. One recurring challenge that we run into with our clients is obtaining access to locations. Whether it be a feature film or a no-budget shoot, location is a key component to a quality video and a Location Release shouldn’t be overlooked. Location is not only important for aesthetics, it is incredibly important for capturing q...
So many of you know that we've been working with Freshkills Park Alliance over the past few months to construct a script for a video that we will be shooting throughout early 2013. First up will be the former Parks Commissioner, Adrian Benepe from his new diggs at the Trust for Public Land this week. However, in preparation for our on-site shoots once the weather shifts to warm spring growth, I headed out to the site to scout the future park with a group of Freshkills converts aka staff.
This project has a variety of unique issues that it presents in so far as how do you produce a video on a park that is yet to open and only has people (non-Dept of Parks or Sanitation workers) on any of the grounds a couple of times a year. Another aspect which I think the picture speak to is the shee...