Utilizing our storyboarding from last week, our A/V team collected the raw footage we will use to make our informational video on how to make an Acrylic box.
This was a two-pronged learning experience, doing fabrication for the first time and also using this fancy camera.
Based on this experience, we discovered some key elements for a successful video recording:
- Expand on the details of the storyboard
For our group, getting the “right” shots, and doing that efficiently was based on a unified vision of how the storyboard will manifest itself. Take some time to agree on the target results, angles, lighting, pans, zooms, etc. before setting up equipment.
- Shoot XXXXTRA material
Collect wayyy more material than you think you will need. Some of the shots (and re-shots) we took when we were ‘playing around’ are going to end up as key B-Roll and even key primary material. Even if you have to be a little shameless to get some content, it will likely be worth it in the end.
- Shoot in takes, using visual markers
After collecting footage, it is much easier to sift through it if you have visual (and audible) cues to indicate when one section of footage is starting. This, in addition to occasionally starting a new recording, will definitely help during the editing process.
Good luck out there. Here are some pictures of us and our work so far: