Join James Ball for an in-depth discussion in this video Crew communication, part of Multi-Camera Video Production and Post.
- Okay, multi camera means a lot of elements…going on at the same time.…So communication is pretty important.…Combining all of these elements in one shoot means…you need to be able to communicate with each other…as if you are one, one team.…A really good collaboration.…So there's lots of ways of doing that.…There's electronic ways, from comms and headsets…and radios, to very very organic things…like hand signals and such.…
- You need to find a balance here…as you put the pieces together.…Now, in a normal set, if you were doing something…film style or a TV commercial, I could be talking.…There might not even be dialogue being recorded.…We could be directing the talent…and talking everything through.…But when you're doing a live-style shoot…which many multi-camera shoots are,…there's no communication.…Or maybe you're at something like a concert…where you really can't talk.…For example, I've done a lot of concerts…where we've had to do this, and in that case…I like to take a simplified approach.…Jim, for example, in a concert, if you don't…
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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