Handheld shooting: The way to do it
If you do not have the budget to hire a video production company and are choosing to create a video yourself, [highly not recommended] follow these tips to help the quality of your video.
Whatever handheld device you are using to shoot, be sure that everything works before you start shooting. During production, you absolutely have to remain steady and secure. Focus and keep your balance. Position your body….
…accordingly by leaning against an object if needed. Relax, focus, and breathe. You cannot afford to mess this up. Do not have the final video appearing as if your grandma shot it, shaky and of poor quality. Anticipate and plan for all necessary shots that you need. Research and practice on the positions that your body needs to be in to acquire the shot. Also, check all of your equipment. If you are standing and holding the camera for a shot, keep the camera as close to your face as possible. Give your wrists and hands a break and do as such. If you are shooting in one spot for a prolonged period of time, then go ahead and sit. Use the screen on your camera to watch the production and what you are doing.
I say it again, it is highly recommended to hire a video production company but if you think you are artsy and can do it, then be my guest and try. Come to the pro’s when you realize it looks like Shakes McGee filmed it.
J.T. Moore, CEO and Founder of Killer Production, was interviewed by Olivia Oslin.