A Better Video in Ten Simple Steps Part Two
You’ve started your video. Now you need to make sure it is successful. Even though your video has exploded as a means of marketing on the web, you have competition when it comes to the content and look of your video. Seeking out the best sort of production strategies for your video is a wise choice in getting a leg up on your competition. Now that you have followed through with the first five tips, here are the last five that will help you dramatically improve your video production.
Lavaliere Microphone– Get this. It may be a little costly but it will greatly improve the production of your video. This little microphone is designed to clip onto the shirt of the subject and then plug into the camera in order to get the best sound quality possible. Even if you are not using a subject, these microphones are small enough to put anywhere in the shot in order to pick up the sound you need, and these are better than other microphones that you are will find, even the handheld.
Lighting– Lighting is very important when it comes to taking your shot. Many issues with the image can simply be taken care of by adjusting the lighting. You don’t have to invest hundreds of dollars to carry out proper lighting on the set; you can go to home depot and buy some inexpensive fluorescent lights for about 6 dollars each. A proper fixture will run about at 40 dollars. If you don’t want to carry a lighting fixture around with you, you can use some simple tricks with the natural light that you have. Make sure that there is no bright lighting to the back of your subject in order to get the best natural lighting shot.
Interview– Make it happen. A great way to add content to your video is by including an interview. Conducting an interview provides your viewers with insight from the actual people that are directly involved with the issue or subject, and the words come straight from them rather than a second party. Now, to frame the shot, you will need to have your subject a little off center and to the side of the scene and have the interviewee face you. Carry on a casual, easygoing chat with your interviewee. This will make for a smooth and pleasant interview that can be entertaining.
Accessorize– Experienced videographers have certain necessities they must pack with them when taking part in a video shoot. First off, a cleaning cloth for your lens is a must. Any scratches will show up in the editing process. Invest in a second battery to make sure you never run out of “juice”. Extra videotape, cables and a roll of tape are never bad extras to have in your pack.
Rock out – The last step in the video production process is to make sure that you have fun with it. Experiment and find new ways to improve your video techniques, as well as explore interesting ways to shoot other videos. If you are having fun with your video, it will come across to your viewers and they will enjoy it as well.