Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting the final shot, part of Corporate and Documentary Video Lighting.
- We waited until everything was in place to kill the fluorescent house lights so that we did not interfere with the actual work that was going on in the shop. We asked some of the super-friendly bikers to work behind the counter and in the center of the room, rolled the camera for a minute or so, and got our final shot. Here we can see the shop before and after. When we arrived, the light inside was very flat and there wasn't a single visual dominant point. By adding a pool of light in the middle ground, enhancing the colors on the left wall, adding contrast to the tools wall, and lighting the background, we effectively created layers of depth to our frame.
Perhaps the main take-away here is to use as many resources you already have available: Track lights, tools, frames, and happy faces in this specific case. And then, add the few pieces missing to make the shot work for you.
Each chapter begins with a strategy session, and includes tips for capitalizing on natural light, repositioning the camera, and getting the final shot. Eduardo closes the course with a wrap-up of the shoots and some final thoughts on shooting video for corporate clients.
- Choosing your location wisely
- Working with natural light
- Picking a camera position
- Lighting the scene