Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning out the project logistics, part of Creative DSLR Video Techniques.
…How much planning and what type of planning you need to…do will vary greatly depending on the project that you're working on.…At the simplest level, you'll need to plan where…you're going to shoot, if you're working on a documentary.…That where might be decided by your subject.…If you're planning a feature style shoot, the where…will be determined by the needs of your script.…In both cases, you'll need to learn a good number of things about your locations.…First, you need to know if you…can get access to them.…Are they available to shoot in on the days that you need them.…
And will there be a fee to shoot there?…If there isn't a fee, will you need to get a permit?…Bear in mind that just because you're shooting in a public space, that doesn't…mean that you're actually allowed to just truck in a crew and start shooting.…You might need to get permission from the local…municipal government and they may charge you money to shoot.…Now you can try to go guerrilla style and shoot without permits but know that…in some places that can result in your gear being confiscated by the police.…
- 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