Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Techniques for shooting nonprofit videos, part of Corporate and Documentary Video Lighting.
- This time our assignment was to shoot a promo piece…for a non-profit organization that promotes bicycling…as a means for safe transportation and recreation.…The intended target audience for each piece…have a significant impact on the lighting strategy…and non-profit projects often carry a dual…and contradictory challenge.…To make the organization look as good as possible,…but not so good that it seems as their entire budget…went into the promo video.…We knew the shop was about the size of a four-car garage…with some people fixing their bikes as we shot.…
One classic approach to lighting a place such as this…is to start wide and get closer and closer.…In other words, one can start with large light sources…to capture the establishing shot,…and overall feeling of the space,…and worry about close-ups later,…as they can be replicated at a later time…and even at a different location.…Keep in mind that using artificial lighting…on a wide-angled shot often requires bright lights.…So try to time the wide shots…when you can harness some available light.…
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