Are you going to be tackling a live multicamera production? How is this different from recording multiple feeds at once? What are some things you need to be aware of? In this video, Richard Harrington discusses importing points that you need to consider when you shoot a live multicamera production.
- So far, you've learned a lot…about multi-camera production.…But, if you're going to be tackling…a live multi-cam production,…there's a few extra things you need to think about.…First up, you're not going to be able to rely…upon post to fix problems.…This means that you need to make sure…that all the cameras are well-matched…for both color and exposure.…You're not going to want to have…any variations between the angles,…because if one feels a bit darker than the other,…as you cut between it'll feel unprofessional…or could be jarring.…
You're also going to need to convey to your crew…that they could be live at any point in time.…Now, we've learned about headsets…and being able to communicate with the crew.…But if you're doing a true live production,…as the director, if you're sitting at a switcher…or if you're working with a technical director,…you might need to provide camera cues to people…through a headset system,…letting them know when you're about to take…their camera or make it live.…Related, you're going to want to make sure…
You'll learn essential preproduction strategies to get the right gear and place it in the right position. You'll also learn techniques for syncing the visuals and audio captured from each camera. Rich and James offer advice for directors running shoots in the field, as well as strategies for crew members who are building sets and logging footage. Finally, in chapters 7 and 8, they share techniques for multicamera postproduction with Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro. In these chapters, you'll learn how to create multicam clips, apply color correction, color match angles, switch between angles, and refine and master your edit. By the end of the course, you'll have a thorough start-to-finish understanding of the multicamera production process.
- Planning the multicamera production
- Evaluating the location
- Creating camera diagrams
- Selecting the right equipment
- Communicating with crew
- Lighting multicam productions
- Matching and syncing cameras
- Directing a multicamera shoot
- Editing multicamera video
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover the essentials of live streaming your multicamera production.
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1. Planning the Production
2. The Production Approach
3. Preparing Cameras for a Multicamera Production
4. Running a Multicamera Production
5. Strategies from the Crew
6. Preparing for Post-Production
7. Multicamera Post-Production with Adobe Premiere Pro
8. Multicamera Post-Production with Final Cut Pro X
9. The Essentials of Live Streaming Your Multicamera Production
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