Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Picking the right lens, part of Corporate and Documentary Video Lighting.
- I was completely ready to go…by the time my subject showed up.…I just made sure that he got comfortable…before starting the interview.…In terms of lenses,…I use the 24-105 for the A cam…and the 72-200 on B cam. Both at 5.6.…I like to stay around this aperture for interviews…as it allows the talent to move and stay sharp,…but it also blurs a bit of the background,…often making it more interesting.…Sometimes we need to alter or as in this case,…completely reverse our original plan…in order to work within the project's constraints.…
The lessons here are multi-fold:…know your equipment, trust your instincts,…think fast, be open to new ideas,…and don't be afraid to break some rules.…
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