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Hi. My name's Rick Shankton. >> And I'm Robbie Carmen. >> And welcome to this week's episode of DSLR video tips. We're actually literally out in the field. >> Yeah, it's the infield, yes. >> And we went site surveying today for a place that we're planning on doing a future production. And we want to capture some information about this location, Rob. Down the road, what sort of stuff is useful to really gather? >> Well first let's back up a step here. The idea of site survey may be new to people, right, if they're not, you know, having a lot of in the field production before- >> You mean you don't run and gun and hope for the best? >> Yeah, if you want a recipe for disaster yes you do But the whole idea about site surfing is actually going on the location that you're going to be shooting on and figuring a lot of, sort of need to know information that's going to affect your shoot.
And you asked me what things I look for? There's a lot of things. First, when we're outside, we have a lot of expensive camera gear. >> Yeah. >> The weather is one of the principal things that I look at to sort of see what's going on. Make sure that you know, I know where the sun's going to be I have weather apps with me and that kind of stuff. I look for audio issues, like maybe I'm next to a highway, or I don't know, we had it happen earlier today here an ice cream truck that pulled up and blared for you know, for 15 minutes, that kind of thing. >> Alright so we're going to actually take advantage of using a smartphone and some really cool apps. Most of which have cross platform equivalence or available cross platform.
And we're going to gather some information about the weather, about the sound, and about the look of the location so we can go back and put all these pieces together.
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