Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting some details to work with performance footage, part of Creative DSLR Video Techniques.
…With my wide master shots of, some of the story segments under my belt.…Or under his belt, under somebody's belt.…With those out of the way, I decided to go in for closeups.…So this was a process of getting him to do the performances again.…In some cases I had him redo whole stories, and in…some cases I had him just do small bits of story.…And I went in getting medium shots,…sometimes pretty close up shots of his face,…trying to get a couple of different angles so…that I could cut well back into my master shot.…
Now I did most of this off the Tripod, and that was simply because I.…That tripod, that particular tripod is hard for…me to move quickly with and I wanted…to really be able to get in and…move around because these stories aren't very long.…So I went handheld.…Now that's risky. I'm risking camera shake.…I've already got enough problems.…Trying to stay in focus with an actor who's doing…this a lot, and, but I decided to take the risk anyway.…Partly because I knew if there's a particular bit that's out of…
- 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