Join James Ball for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Multi-Camera Video Production and Post.
- If your lynda.com membership includes it, we've put together a collection of exercise files. During today's making-of, we're going to actually capture the footage of the performers on set and while we're going to run through several takes, we'll put together one set of those multiple angles so you can edit with it. What you're going to end up with is five to six camera angles as well as some audio files and you can get as complex as you want to put this edit together. Now ultimately, you'll have all the pieces you need to make a finished production. We're providing these to you for educational purposes so I ask that when you're all done please just throw these files away but you are free to cut these projects together to really get that experience of working on a real-world multi-camera production.
Now, in order to do this you're going to need either Final Cut Pro 10 or Adobe Premier Pro. We're going to be using the current versions at the time of recording. If you're using a newer version of the software you'll often be able to import the project files in, but don't worry, we're also giving you the raw media so even if you have to start from scratch and bring all the files in just to a brand new project, that'll work as well, it's a pretty straight-forward process. If you're not familiar with these editing tools you're going to want to watch the essential training features or some of the other titles available here on lynda.com.
Today's course is not going to be a comprehensive How to Edit course, rather, we're going to assume that you already know how to use either Final Cut Pro 10 or Adobe Premier Pro. With that knowledge, we'll then dig specifically into the multi-camera features. This'll walk you through how to use that part of the software. But if you're not familiar with how to edit or how to reel in files, make sure you check out some of the other training available here on lynda.com. We'll teach you multi-camera but we can't teach you editing from the ground up. Alright, let's jump in and start to explore Pre-Production.
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