Single Camera vs. Multi-Camera for a New Director

single camera or multi-camera

I’m new to shooting, and I’m about to shoot a marketing video for my company. It’s just two people talking to each other in the office.

I want the rhythm of the dialogue to be pretty fast, so I’m wondering if I should do it single camera or with two cameras. I’m mostly worried about editing dialogue together with multiple angles coming from different takes since the dialogue is very fast and often has people talking over and interrupting each other.

–Shania, New York

Shooting two cameras for complicated dialogue is a great idea– but it’s a very high degree … Read the rest

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How to Shoot Graduation Video that Doesn’t Suck, Part 2

Graduations:  An opportunity to be with family and create memories,  Graduation video:  An opportunity to, if you’re not careful, shoot some of the most boring footage ever.  Read on for more tips on how NOT to shoot graduation video that sucks (Did you miss part 1?  It’s here):

4)  Think in Shots:  Short shots involve viewers more than long, rambling video.  Don’t run the camera continuously. Just because you can shoot for 2 hours on your camera doesn’t mean you should.

5)  Find Your Hero:  Every shot in a video should have a hero—the person or thing … Read the rest

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