Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting cinematic performance footage, part of Creative DSLR Video Techniques.
…We're shooting in a space that is not super visually dynamic.…It is a room painted black.…There's some nice purple seats in it. There's some very nice lights on the wall.…But overall to be spending a day in here…shooting, it's hard to find a lot of variety.…In an effort to break that up and in an effort to create a rhythm…within the finished piece, I decided that I…wanted today's shooting to have two different looks.…I wanted it to look like a rehearsal,…which meant Steven.…Street clothes, just fluorescent house lighting…and maybe a little rough around the…edges in terms of the work that he was doing, what we're showing.…
And then I wanted something that looked more like a final performance.…I wanted theatrical lighting, I wanted him in his performance wear,…and I wanted him dong a full on, committed, uninterrupted performance.…That second bit there that performance bit gave…me I'm hoping is going to give me a few options.…In the editing it's going to allow me to show some passage of time.…We are going to see him going from the work that he was…
- 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