Measure Twice, Cut Once.
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- Frame it correctly DURING the shoot.
- Check the white balance. Use kelvin. Don’t rely on the camera to do the thinking for you.
- Taking 5 minutes to do a test shot is not a waste of time- it’s essential to good filmmaking.
- Double check the audio levels and feedback.
- Yes you do need to check the gimbal in app- I know you’ve done it by hand a thousand times, but if you don’t check this will inevitably be the time you’re 1 degree off.
- Manufacture the b-roll if you have to. Yes you are going to need it. Yes it feels silly to ask them to do something they wouldn’t normally. Just do it so you’ll have it.
- No you won’t remember to sort that into the proper file structure later. Just do it now.
This is definitely not an exhaustive list, it's just the most common inner thoughts I have on shoot days. If you've got anything to add- I'd love to hear it!
Being a videographer is hard work AND it's also a lot of fun. What have you been having the most fun with?
Jordan Sanders This is great. Thanks so much for being willing to share! Much appreciated.
Brandon Ruffner absolutely! I'm happy to give feedback on your videos anytime, don't hesitate to message me directly!
Lindsey Auten I would love to hear what Kyle Pape did! We have been testing and researching both tools, but we are still unsure. The main point here is that while Hubspot reporting capabilities are stronger than the Vidyard ones, the HB video interface isn't really developed yet to add CTAs, etc. We thought about using the Vidyard integration in Hubspot but also the features are very limited.
Clara Ferrando Costa
Devon McCarty Likewise Devon, get out and enjoy nature before it's frozen :-)
The weekly newsletter is on my list of priorities to get done. Thanks for sharing this post Mandy. The workshops are key as well. This will avoid a lot of the "Day Of" nervousness that comes with every video shoot.
The only thing I'd add is at the end of your shoot is to try and get one more video in.
Is there another question they've been asked recently? Something great that happened with a customer? Have they been promoted recently and need a new bio video?
Getting them in front of your camera is often the hardest part. It's a great habit to try to turn ever shoot, into a batch shoot.