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This weekly course covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. Authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman will also help you understand the impacts of compression and the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors in cameras, and much more. This continual FAQ guide is a handy way to find the answers to the questions that plague you the most.
Male 1: We've arrived on location at our club, and, when I first got here, there was a need to do some scouting. To kind of figure out, what's going on? Now a lot of times ideally I would scout a location before the day of the shoot. Fortunately, I had been to this club before. Red Iota. Which is in Arlington, Virginia, in our backyard, so I actually know this place pretty well, I come here for live music. And what we needed to do is, think about where we going to put the gear, where we going to put the cameras, where's the artists going. In this case, it's a music club, so it was pretty obvious that we're going to design our shot around the musician being on stage, doing his delivery and that the crew was going to be in front setting up the cameras to go ahead and tell the story.
Now, because we didn't have a budget for a bunch of extras, we had to make sure we got the cameras nice and close to the stage because we didn't want to show all the empty tables. But to the sides and the wings we've been storing gear and then moving stuff off through out the day. Putting it under the bins. Getting it out of the way so that we don't have any safety hazards. So, scouting a location works out pretty well. And remember, you want to think through all those things. Where's the talent going to go, where's the crew going to work, and where you're going to store all that stuff. Now, if you're really interested in location scouting, we actually have a full title available on lynda.com that I encourage you to check out.
And it'll give you some good ideas on this topic in depth.
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