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.



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.



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 .


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.



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.