Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with natural light, part of Video for Photographers: 2 Filmmaking on Location.
- The morning light, the beautiful morning light…the sunrise, gone.…Now we have, based on our location scouting…we know we're going to have about ten hours…of very bright, very harsh light.…As you can see on the right side of my face,…this is not a very pleasing light…but we need to work with this.…So what are we doing here?…We're setting up a slider shot and the idea is to get…a beautiful sliding shot moving from right to left…with this 60-year-old tractor, the wheel in the foreground…and this beautiful Ford logo in the background.…
Now, because of the sun's position, we're getting the logo…a little bit hot, a little over-exposed.…So we'll talk about that in a second.…In terms of the slider, we're a small crew working…with very little gear, three cases and very limited budget…so we are bringing a very portable slider and using…the same exact video tripod and the same exact…monopod that we have been using all along…and now become part of the slider kit.…
One of the two fluid heads is now part of the slider…and the other one is somewhere else.…
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