Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Behind the scenes 2: Shooting location B, part of Making Video 2: Teach Something.
- So we've got the first half of the shoot under our belt and things are looking good. Here's the production schedule and here's what we've already shot. Now we're entering the second phase of the shoot at location two. Now, time-wise I want to tell you how we chose to shoot this. The vegetables took about 40 minutes to roast which of course we didn't need to shoot. What we did need to shoot was Pamela cooking the eggs and also taking the tray of veggies out of the oven. So we turned the camera off, for about the first 30 minutes of the time while the veggies roasted.
We then set up for the shoot so that we could capture Pamela cooking those eggs. This location setup was fairly minimal. We didn't do too much production design other than tidy up the countertops, she just wanted a nice, clean, uncluttered shot for this part. We set the iPhone 7 plus upon the standard tripod at eye level, about six feet away from her and we set up the iPhone 7 on the small tabletop tripod at an angle on the counter to the left of the main camera. We then re-miked her with the lavalier and refocused and re-exposed and recolor balance the shot for this location.
It actually took us a couple of takes to get the logistics down perfectly for this part of the shoot. At first the pan wasn't heating up quickly enough, so we reset and got the pan nice and hot before we began shooting again. Sometimes when you're dealing with real elements like heat and the chemistry of cooking you just need to adjust on the fly like that. So I'd like to show you a few moments from this part of the shoot which began with cooking the eggs and ended with her bringing both the pan of eggs and the tray of vegetables out of the frame and back over to the counter.
- Put them into the preheated pan (sizzles) and you want it to sizzle right away. That tells us that we got our pan properly preheated. We're going to season them with just a little bit a salt here. And turn the heat down to about medium, medium-high. We want to cook 'em until they're a little bit brown around the edges and the whites are mostly set and the yolks are still runny that's how I like my eggs just because the yolk functions kind of like a sauce spreading out over the hash, it's really, really good.
Oh, this looks fantastic. Look at the nice caramelization on those vegetables. So excited! - Once we finished everything at location B, we reset the cameras for the very brief third part of the shoot at location A to finish things off. Of course, I again made sure to refocus and reset exposure and color balance and then recheck those mike levels for this new location. Again, always make sure to do this anytime you move the camera. Pamela then finished off by plating the dish and tasting it and then briefly wrapped everything up by signing off and directed viewers - That is phenomenal, to her blog. - I know you're going to love it.
- Okay, so we've got a great foundation for the video in both locations. There are just a few extras for this video that we'll to include for Pamela's introduction which we'll cover next.
- Video workflow and techniques
- Teaching on camera
- Writing the script
- Shooting on location
- Editing video in HitFilm Express
- Adding music and graphics