This video provides you with what you need to know about shooting techniques, for you to keep in your back pocket.
- Okay, so you've watched all the previous chapters, you've got a camera, you've planned your shoot, and you're ready to go, but it kind of seems like quite a lot to remember, doesn't it? Well, we've made a PDF that you can print out and stick in your back pocket that covers all the basics so you've got a quick reference guide. And let's just go through them now so that we can recap what the important things are to remember. Is your camera set up as expected? Has anyone messed with your stuff? Check to make sure no one's done anything weird to the settings since the last time you used it. Because this one's really important. Make sure you've got enough power to last you through the shoot.
If you're using batteries, make sure they're charged and ready to go, and if you're using the mains, make sure you've got all the power leads that you need. Check your lighting. Is it too bright or too dark? Make sure you haven't positioned your lights or your subject in a way that makes them look weird. How low can you go? Keep that digital grain to a minimum. Get your exposure right. Not too dark, not too bright. The important thing is your subject. It doesn't matter so much if your background goes a bit dark, as long as you can see your subject okay. Using white balance presets is completely fine.
Just make sure you've picked the right one. Check focus again. You can never check your focus too many times. And then press record and make sure that red light comes on and check it all the way through the shoot. Make sure the camera hasn't unexpectedly stopped recording halfway through.
- Getting started with HitFilm Express
- Setting up a camera and lighting
- Making a shooting checklist
- Shooting on a green screen
- Transferring from camera to computer
- Converting video formats
- Importing videos into HitFilm
- Using essential editing techniques
- Using multiple tracks
- Making color corrections
- Working with keyframes and composite shots
- Creating titles and lower-third captions
- Exporting and sharing video