Join Jem Schofield for an in-depth discussion in this video Gearing up for B-roll shooting, part of Cinematic Video Lighting.
- Day two, time for some B-roll.…Greg, myself and the crew, we're trying to work…off of the truck as much as possible.…We have about 1/2 ton truck with a bunch of stuff for…the shoot but we need to keep our footprints small.…This is a working brewery and we don't want to set up…a whole bunch of stuff, we don't want to stage stuff…in their working spaces so what we've done is…built up a cart and we have pretty much…all the stuff that we're going to be working with over…the next couple of days to shoot all the B-roll,…the cutaways, all that kind of stuff,…the little insert shots, I'd say number one thing…is battery powered as much as possible…and that means for cameras and also for lights.…
We've got the C100 Mark II, it's built up on…the MOVI M5 with a wide lens, great thing about…a wide lens is deep depth of fields, we might even stop…the camera down, the magic is in flying the camera,…it's in the movement, it's in the jib shots,…all that stuff, so we don't have to shoot everything…super shallow when we're on that.…
This series of tutorials, taught by producer, DP, and educator Jem Schofield of theC47, shows you the equipment and time-tested lighting techniques you need to get cinematic results. Filmed on location at a California brewery—a set with a lot of action and a lot of angles—the course takes you through the process of planning, lighting, and shooting video using largely cinematic (low-key) lighting techniques. Jem uses a conversational style of direction that relies on collaboration with the crew and the clients, but the lessons are flexible enough to apply to productions of many different types and sizes, including corporate video and documentaries. By the end, you'll have the skills you need to go out and create professional lighting setups in the real world.
- Choosing the right video lighting equipment
- Scouting locations with good light and visual interest
- Bouncing light and blocking light
- Cutting light
- Diffusing light
- Recreating natural light
- Modifying color temperature with video lighting
- Shooting B-roll, inserts, and cutaways
- Working outdoors