Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video The ear, not the eye, leads the senses, part of Video for Photographers 01: Filmmaking Essentials.
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- Sound. That's something we never had to worry about as photographers. And now some people say it's 50% of a movie. The script, the acting, the lighting, composition, movement, the editing. All that together is 50%. The other half is sound. And unfortunately it is true. It is that important. So much so that if I can only pay one person on my crew, it would be the sound person, someone who is constantly recording and monitoring the sound.
Think about it. We're shooting an interview. Everything is perfect. Beautiful framing, beautiful light, beautiful composition, we have a little bit of movement, fantastic. We go back, no sound. We have nothing. There is nothing we can do to save the interview. But if the opposite happens, we do something wrong with the camera, or the image is not perfectly sharp or something else, we make any other mistake but we have beautiful, clean sound, we can save the project.
We use bureau or archive images or something else on top or even we make a podcast, but we can save the project. Without sound there's nothing. So please give sound a very high priority on any and every video production you work on from now on.
In this course, Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel helps bridge the gap between photography and film—between still pictures and moving images—by showing what it takes to transition to video. The course covers the most essential video production techniques, from framing and lighting for continuous shots to directing the viewer's attention and incorporating camera movement and sound—Eduardo even provides a brief overview of his post-production workflow. By following along with Eduardo and his team, you'll understand why these concepts are so important and start applying them to your video and hybrid projects right away.
Look for the follow-up course, Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking On Location, where Eduardo shows how these lessons apply to a real-world shoot. Coming soon to the lynda.com library!
- Understanding the 5 Cs of cinematography
- Choosing the right camera
- Framing for continuous shots
- Lighting techniques
- Using camera movement to enhance your story
- Leading the senses with sound
- Working with different microphones
- Editing and post-production considerations