Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding movement to increase interest, part of Creative DSLR Video Techniques.
…For my B-roll of the office, I was…facing an entire room full of non-moving subjects.…There's a point while, while you're shooting that you…can't go, why am I even shooting video of this.…None of it is moving.…It's all still.…I can add movement to it by cutting a lot, by…editing things together very quickly, but that can create a frenetic…pace that maybe doesn't match the tone of the piece, particularly…when Stephen's talking about stories that might be kind of sad.…But I still want something a little more dynamic to break things up.…So I brought in some special equipment to…allow me to get some camera movements for some…of my B-rolls, and I'm hoping we'll just…add a little more dynamism to the visual scene.…
I started with a pocket jib.…This is a fantastic piece of equipment…that lets me do very smooth camera movements,…up and down, very smooth pans, it's like having a a little tiny crane in your…house and it's this very clever system of weights, very easy…to use, it's easy enough to move the camera in different positions.…
- Why DSLR?
- Planning the shoot
- Deciding on gear
- Setting up the workspace
- Capturing B-roll
- Synchronizing audio
- Adding music
- Color grading footage
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: What jib does the author use in these videos?
A: The jib Ben uses in these videos was purchased at http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Foot