5 Video Recording Principles You Should Know

 

In today’s post, we will be sharing with you 5 super-handy tips for those who are venturing into filming on your own. These foundational tips will help you produce rock-solid video results.

The same tips apply if you’re looking for a good video production crew – make sure they’ve got all the following downpat.

你会有拍摄视频或摄影时不知道该如何是好的时候吗?今天小编为大家介绍 5 个小窍门,让你可以像专业人士一样,自己拍摄出满意的作品。

 

1. Know Your Equipment

You’d be surprised: Most people don’t fully unlock the potential of their own equipment, rendering it under-utilized.

The solution: Spend a good hour or two learning the ins-and-outs of your gear. If you hate reading the manuals (because they’re often so boring), search for video tutorials online about the equipment you’re using, whether it be a camera or audio recorder.

Understanding your equipment’s strengths and limitations will help you maximize it’s efficiency.

设备永远很重要,想要拍出高质量的作品就必须要好的摄影设备。

 

2. Be Prepared (Even Over Prepared)

Being prepared before the actual shoot, may just be the most important aspect to filming.

Forgot your camera batteries, or clearing up space in your SD cards? You’ve just ruined your day’s film set.

Our tip: Prepare a checklist of all the things you’ll need to prepare for the shoot. Extra batteries, cleaning cloth, backup drives, power cords, all the way to confirmation of location-clearance and weather compatibility. Write them down, and cross-check them off one-by-one.

Being prepared is a highly critical yet underrated process. Don’t neglect.

为了防止自己的摄影过程中出现差错,永远记得做好准备。包包里准备好备用的电池、擦拭镜头的清洁布、替换的镜头、电源线、充电器等。

 

3. Use a Tripod

It’s always a good idea to bring a tripod, or mono pod along. No matter how well you can endure long periods of heavy lifting, you’re still human – and your body will eventually grow tired.

Let your tripod do the heavy lifting – plus it provides a higher grantee on producing non-shaky dizziness-inducing results .

准备好三脚架。不论你有多么的小心,手持设备终究会抖动,想要拍出完美的画面,三脚架是必不可少的基础装备。

4. Bring out the Lights

Without proper lighting – your results will suffer. Lighting is the most important aspect to your video and film. It not only ensures ‘visibility’, but clarity, texture, mood.

During your preparation phase, determine the amount of lighting you’ll need.

If you’re shooting just one person, and it’s half-body, perhaps a portable LED light will suffice. However, if your subject consists of 10-15 people, you may need a few wide broadcasting lights for coverage.

The environment (indoor or outdoors?), size of room, subject are all key variables to consider.

光线是摄影作品中最重要的一个环节。摄影作品的气氛、质感和情绪都取决于光线。如果是室外拍摄,早上和中午更适合拍摄;如果是室内摄影,则需要注意让室内光线足够充足。

 

5. Ace the Audio

Your audio happens to be one of the deal breakers. Poor audio quality will always destroy the video experience. Make sure you’ve selected audio that aligns with your

Make sure you’ve selected audio that aligns with your visual imagery, and make sure the quality is never compromised.

This means: Get a good mic, know the right audio recording settings, and know how to edit your sound in post-production. Be savvy across the entire sound creation journey.

We highly recommend getting a sound engineer to tweak your audio, to optimize it for best playback performance across all stereo system.

光线如果是最重要的一点的话,影音则是第二重要的一点。如果是业余拍摄的话,需要注意的一点则是防噪。