Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning the equipment and logistics, part of Making Video 2: Teach Something.
- We've worked hard to make sure that Pamela has prepped well for this cooking video. Now, we're ready to shoot. Before the camera starts rolling, though, I want to talk about the basic equipment setup that we're going to use. And I want to make sure that Pamela is comfortable with everything. So I introduced the mobile film making equipment, in the introduction of this course, but here, we'll be talking about how we'll use everything, in the context of Pamela's shoot. So Pamela is shooting the video on the iPhone 7, and the iPhone 7 Plus, in a multi-cam setup.
With the 7 Plus, capturing Pamela's main medium wide shot, and the 7 capturing the angled close-up of her food prep area. And as I said earlier, we decided to shoot the video at 4k. Which is equivalent to 3840 pixels, by 2160 pixels. A really nice large resolution. Again, this means that when we punch in to a close-up of Pamela, or of the food, we're still going to retain that nice high resolution, to avoid pixelated video.
That will give us the most flexibility in post-production. Accompanying each iPhone is the appropriate iOgrapher case, which will offer us a lot of control and flexibility. Now we aren't shooting hand-held for this video. So we won't be using the case's handles, but we will certainly be accessing the cold shoe mounts, which will let us attach plenty of accessories to the rig. On the bottom of the case, is a 1/4" 20 jack, that will screw onto most tripods and other stabilization accessories, and for Pamela's shoot, we'll mount the iPhone 7 Plus, to the standard tripod, and we'll attach the iPhone 7, to this small tabletop tripod, situated on the counter, angled off to the side, out of the view of the main shot.
To record the primary audio, Pamela will use a lavalier mic, which clips directly onto her shirt or apron, and because the main camera needs to be positioned more than ten feet away from her, we'll be using an extension cable so we can accommodate the distance. Also, it's important to note, that there is only one Lightning port which I have to connect the lavalier. So, we actually use a small audio hub, which allows us to connect both the mic and the headphones at once. This will be important in letting me monitor her audio as she speaks.
And as I mentioned, on top of the iOgrapher case, are two cold shoe mounts, which are slots where we can add different types of accessories. If we weren't using a lavalier to record the audio, we could mount one of our mini-shotgun mics to these mounts. And there may be a use for this at some point of our production, so we'll keep that in our pocket. There are so many other different types of accessories that we could attach to these cold-shoe mounts if we wanted, like lights, and wireless receivers, and other devices, but I don't think we'll be using any more for this particular shoot.
There are some additional clip-on accessories that we can attach to the iOgrapher case, like lights and lenses. We're going to rely primarily on natural light for this shoot, but there may be a few times that we choose to use a basic LED ring light for up-close shots of the food, and that light has four different intensity settings. As far as lenses, we have a few that we may break out for this shoot, perhaps for a couple of the close-up insert shots from the secondary camera. There's a 37 millimeter wide-angle lens, which allows us to capture a wider image, and there's a basic 2x telephoto lens, if we need to magnify our shot.
We'll also be using the incredibly powerful FilMic ProAct, which we covered in the introduction of this course. And this will allow us to dial in to the specific exposure, focal length, color temperature, and more, in order to get the picture exactly as we desire. Now another app that we're going to use for this shoot, is the FilMic Pro Remote App, this allows Pamela to use another mobile device to act as a remote viewing machine. This lets her get set up in the shot, and then take a look at how everything looks with her in it.
She could even start and stop the camera from this remote. Having remote access like this will especially be handy when I'm not around to help her. When she's making more cooking videos on her own, that remote app will be a great tool to let her check out the shot with her in it, and then start and stop the recording as she needs too, without having to walk back to the main camera each time. Okay. Pamela is ready to tackle the shoot. Let's get started.
- Video workflow and techniques
- Teaching on camera
- Writing the script
- Shooting on location
- Editing video in HitFilm Express
- Adding music and graphics