Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring camera positions, part of Effective Site Surveys for Video and Photo Projects.
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When I'm at a location, I love to start to visualize the production.…The first thing I look for is, where am I going to put the camera?…Camera position is going to affect the overall shot, and there's really two…ways to pull this off.…You could take your DSLR on location and use that to check framing, but you…really want to go through the viewfinder.…That old thing of taking your hands and making this doesn't really work.…There are also electronic viewfinders that run these apps on your phone, and…we'll explore one of those a little bit later.…
You want to visualize the location through the lens and determine the best place…to put your cameras.…When it comes to camera position, here are a couple of the points I look for.…First off, I want to think about the best angle.…When I'm choosing a location I want to make sure that I'm getting angles to…accentuate the depth of the scene.…I generally try to avoid shooting completely flat.…This means putting the camera at a slight angle or a dramatic angle to the…
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- Why do a site survey?
- Planning camera positions
- Making lighting decisions
- Securing permissions
- Assembling a crew
- Deciding on your gear
- Understanding the technical considerations