Join James Ball for an in-depth discussion in this video Logging details during the shoot, part of Multi-Camera Video Production and Post.
- During the shoot, it's important to capture some details.…Now, if you're directing, this can be very difficult.…Sometimes I'll keep basic notes while I'm shooting,…but I generally rely upon the producer…or a script supervisor to log notes.…You need to keep track of some pretty important things.…First up, performance notes.…You need to know which takes were best.…Chances are, with a multi-camera production,…you're gonna run it through a few times,…and you might even combine different parts together.…By running it multiple times,…maybe you love the intro from one segment,…and then the middle was really good,…and you take the outro from the third take.…
This isn't uncommon.…With a multi-camera production,…because you can cut to different angles,…it's often very easy to combine multiple takes together.…Another thing that you need to log are technical issues.…Sometimes, things are gonna go wrong.…Maybe a camera was started late,…or you need to note that you had a tail slate…for syncing at the end.…Maybe you thought all the cameras were running,…
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
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