A neophyte trainee in filmmaking or a professional film producer must know what needs to be checked when you are filming. The following is basic tips that both types of filmmakers can use.
The Equipment: The progress stage of digital film technology today has reached the point wherein no-knowledge individuals, about digital filmmaking, can come up with professional-looking videos and short films for both family and friends. This is so because of the user-friendly equipment used. However, you should be able to pick one that suits all your needs and varying uses.
You must be aware that the digital video camcorders come in different formats. The MiniDVs would film on small tapes while those video camera records on HDD or High Disk Drive. DVD camcorders, on the other hand, film videos straight on discs which you can view on your DVD player.
If you will be using it for family parties, the MiniDV is the more suitable one as it can be handy and easy to operate. The other types of cameras also have their own advantages. Video cameras make it easy for you to share your work with others. This can be great for those who are studying filmmaking and needs to share their films to a group. An advantage of the DVD camcorder is the large storage which is good for those who produce long films or professional ones.
You must also have the video editing software, but you need not worry as they come built-in with today’s desktop PCs and laptops.
The Angles and Shoots: For you to shoot same as any professional, there are four aspects to consider: lighting and exposure, audio, stability, and editing. Digital video camcorders won’t function well in an environment with a wide lighting range. Always consider that the lighting must be uniform.
For stability, especially for the small cams, always use a tripod when filming or a digital stabilizer when you have one. Bear in mind that a slight jolt o the cam can cause a huge damage on the entire scene.
Any camcorder contains basic audio devices in it. For you to have best sound quality, you can set a boom microphone on the audio input port and put it closer to your subjects when you are filming.
Before going for making digital movies it would be good to have good knowledge regarding to the equipments being used in the production as you will have clear idea what to use at which time.