Video is now the best choice to get your message across. Few people can pay as much attention to text and image-based messages as they would to a motion picture. There have been various methods of shooting videos since the inception of video cameras years ago. Dolly, pedestal, zoom, and tilt were, for a long time, the only video camera movement options available. Today, however, there are advanced tools that allow more movements, with the jib being the most common.
A jib technician will use cranes for the lifting of a camera from high to low shot positions with ease. A jib can support heavy camera rigs several feet off the ground. With it, the technician can take smooth overhead videos. Jibs are immensely popular since they make it easy to get a bird’s eye view of a scene at captivating precision. Jib shots can also add visual interest to your main video’s focus during editing. But no matter how advanced your gear may be, things can go wrong and affect the quality of your videos. Watch out for these issues and achieve high-quality output.
Crew or Production Equipment Reflections
In most amateur videos, reflections of crewmembers and equipment are in shots without anyone noticing it. This is particularly common in productions that do not have many assistants or when crewmembers use a camera’s LCD screen for field monitoring. More often than not, the reflections are only discovered during editing. Professional film production companies have many resources at their disposal that allow them to review footage before they move on to their next shot. This way, they will pick the reflections and avoid them in their next shots.
Illogical or Multiple Shadows on Shots
Shooting a video will generally need multiple lighting sources. The location of these lights can cause irrational or multiple shadows on your shots. Taking your shot from a specific angle might also generate several shadows of the primary subjects on your scene. Choosing a correct shooting angle and using light diffusers are some of the techniques used to minimize the risk of shadows in your videos.
Dynamic Range Variations
Dynamic range in videography denotes the ratio between the darkest and brightest sections on framed scenes. The designed lighting for most amateur videos generally allows dynamic range variations to affect the overall quality of your final video. Blocking and lighting might avert this through the use of high-end cameras and optimal locations are the only solutions in most instances.
Exposure Issues in Shots against White Backgrounds
White typically reflects light and can be a huge problem when used in your scenes. To avert these reflections, professional videographers use reflectors that bounce light towards a subject for optimal illumination. The shots should also be adequately exposed using the correct camera exposure settings.
With these issues, you now appreciate that shooting a video is not as easy as having one or two crewmembers and some equipment. The best choice for a video to paint your company or event in the best possible light is to hire professionals. Here, you will benefit from some of the best technicians, high-end equipment, and techniques designed to avoid the issues mentioned above.