Filming at Events!
With the sun beaming down (and sometimes the rain beating down) this Summer, lots of events are taking place; music festivals, funfairs, comic conventions, you name it it’s happening. If you want more than snaps to remember the day by, you might have considered making a video about your time there. If that’s you, here are a few pointers to make sure your video producing experience is as trouble-free as possible:
Know your genre
Before you set off to the event, you need to decide what kind of video you want to spend the event making: Filming a video blog (Millennials call them ‘Vlogs’) requires a different approach than a music video or a professional report.
Hold the phone
Specifically, for those filming on phones and tablets: Nobody wants to watch something that’s taller than it is wide! Make sure you hold the device horizontally, this will put your footage in widescreen.
Beware of others
If the event is any good, chances are there will be lots of people there. Be mindful of this when setting up shots if you have tripod, don’t set up in a high traffic area (corridor or doorway). It’s also a good idea to keep away from noisier areas for sound quality, and although you can’t really do much about this, remember people may interfere with your shots, keep a cool head and don’t get too stressed about it.
If you’re lugging around tons of gear and planning on presenting the video professionally, and not just sharing it on Facebook or your tiny YouTube channel, it might be a good idea to see if Press Passes are available, these generally allow for a few extra privileges regarding access and what you can and can’t take into a venue.
Whatever you’re doing or wherever you’re going this summer, we at Visualised it hope you enjoy every minute of it.