Aerial Videography uses drones, heliocopters and airplanes in order to capture footage from high above. This is often necessary when trying to illustrate extremely large
Camera Stabilizers are devices that allow camera operators to smoothly maneuver cameras, free of shocks, jolts and shakes that are a normal result of moving with a camera.
Cranes enable filmmakers to move a camera through the air in virtually any direction and on any axis. Cameras are mounted to a mechanical arm and are counterbalanced with weights for incredibly smooth operation.
A dolly shot uses a track or "dolly" to add smooth, horizontal movement to the camera which can be used for tracking movement in a scene or to make a static scene more interesting to watch.
A Jumpcut is an abrupt “jump” in a sequential clip which is the noticeable result of placing two non congruent segments of an interview together. Jumpcuts can be covered or mitigated by using two cameras.
The framing of a shot has a huge impact on the look, feel and poise of a subject. Different camera angles and different lines-of-sight can be altered in order to achieve a specific mood or aesthetic.
Timelapses are an excellent way to show movement over time, this can be the movement of a shadow over an object, or the movement of people througout a space.
Color Correction and Color Grading play a vital role in creating mood and continuity in the final edit. The clip above illustrates the difference between raw footage and the final grade.
COMPOSITING STILL IMAGES
The overuse of panning and zooming into photographs can create underwhelming edits. Luckily, there are a number of techniques that can be applied to still images and renderings to help bring them to life.
ANIMATIONS & GRAPHICS
Animations are increasingly being incorporated into video edits in the form as stand alone graphics as well as integrated as layers over footage.