Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting coverage, part of Video for Photographers: 2 Filmmaking on Location.
- As a photographer, you all know…what a fashion project is, and you all know…what a documentary project is.…If you're shooting a fashion project,…there are a lot of elements that you can plan ahead,…and you should plan ahead.…You need to know who the model will be,…what kind of wardrobe, what kind of makeup,…the lighting set-up, so those are things…that you can absolutely plan before the shoot happens.…For a documentary piece, you know the story,…you know the location, you probably know…what the characters, who is going to be there,…what they will be talking about,…but what really happens within that story…is totally, sometimes, unexpected and spontaneous.…
Coverage is a mix between the two.…You can prepare in your pre-production phase…and your research and location scouting,…you can prepare for the structure, for the scene.…In this case, we had a racking scene for the winery.…But what happens within that, it's unexpected.…We just didn't know what to get.…How can we prepare for that?…We brought different cameras with different focal lengths,…
Join Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel on set at a beautiful winery in Oregon, where he captures stills, video, and sound for a promotional clip. Witness all the steps, from concept to delivery, from the perspective of a two-man crew, traveling light and working with a limited budget—a situation most shooters encounter nowadays.
Eduardo covers topics such as location scouting, working with available light, and getting great interviews. He also shows his favorite gear and even shares tips on packing!
Make sure to watch Video for Photographers 01: Filmmaking Essentials to brush up on the key technical concepts.
- Establishing the best time of day to shoot
- Selecting and packing equipment
- Getting the right coverage
- Working with natural and artificial light
- Recording soundscapes
- Backing up your footage
- Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Lightroom
- Delivering the final video to your clients