Join James Ball for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating your set, part of Multi-Camera Video Production and Post.
- One of the most important things to keep in mind…when filming a subject…with a multi-camera shooting approach…is the lighting because you're using more than one camera…and you're going to assume…that they're not all in the same place.…That lighting for one camera may affect adversely…another camera angle.…So you have to be extra careful to make sure…the lighting is optimal for all angles.…All the compositions from each camera…compliment each other…and are going to work editorially…when they start putting the footage…from each of these cameras together.…
So we don't want to duplicate shots…and we want eyelines to be correct…and we want head rooms to match…and we want all the compositions…just to cut together seamlessly…as if it was one camera bopping around shooting coverage…all by itself.…I want to get all the coverage I need…in as few passes as possible.…So, each camera needs to do a job…not duplicate a job.…And you want to make sure you have enough cameras…to get the coverage that's required.…
So, it might be covering angles on performers,…
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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