Youtube Saturday: Getting later

Yep, it's THAT time of the week again!

Once again, we bring a late edition of the weekend specials, and for that I can only apologise. So there you are.

But anyway, I am inspired to post some videos of a more technical nature.

This one is about lighting wide shots. Lots of technical hints and tips for doing so, well worth a watch before you start designing how your film is going to look.

This next one is offering practical advice over a tricky setup – lighting at night. Pulling off a convincing night scene can be awkward, so it’s a good idea to research how other people have overcome similar problems.

This next one moves on to how you should treat your crew. Keeping together group cohesion and morale can be tricky, so watch the video for some practical tips for keeping people happy (although it says for documentary, I think it would also be applicable to filmmaking as a whole).

Exemplifying my points from previous posts, a video based around production documents, in order to keep things running as smooth and cost effective as possible. Though the video kinda presumes you’re using DV tapes rather than file based media, it’s still very much applicable today.

And the final one is about locations. A couple of tips that we previous stated, but a whole host of others that we haven’t. Not just to be used in documentary production though – it should be considered in fictional texts as well.

So there you have it! Another great round of helpful tips and tricks.

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