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  • 1.5 Tips for the New Event VideographerDiscover Videography techniques used by professional Videographers... ...made easy!http://www.VideoLane.comBy Adrian Lee, 4 October 2012

2. After this presentation,your videos will never be the same again......even on a camera phone. 3. Who is Adrian Lee? Never heard of him! 4. 1985-1991: Electronics SpecialistIn the Navy, I serviced and maintained sophisticated computers and electronic displaydevices. This was the only time I used my skill as an Electonics Graduate. 5. 1991-1995: Sales EngineerMy role at Panasonic Singapore, Broadcast Division, was to promote and sell videoproduction equipment to TV stations and production houses. This is where I picked upcorporate marketing knowledge. 6. 1995-1998: Professional VideographerWhile working hard to meet sales targets at Panasonic, I thought the people working forthe production houses were having fun... making videos. So I joined one of them as avideographer. This is where I got into the creative side of video production. 7. 1998-2006: Wedding Videographer After mastering the art of videography, I struck out on my own to start a wedding video business. 1998 was when VideoLane.com was born. My first daughter was also born on the same year. 8. 2006-2012: Corporate Videographer The money was good in wedding. So was my age. Switching to corporate videogaphy means more time with the family. Corporate people want to go home early too! :) 9. What do Corporate Videographers shoot?SeminarsConferencesYouTubeTrainingsCorporateWorkshops Marketing Events Interviews RetreatsLaunches CeremoniesThe variety of videos in the corporate world was enough to keep my creative juicesflowing. Never a dull moment. Some jobs I work as a team, but for most I work alone. 10. Today: Everyone is a VideographerThe video camera is easily available to everyone. Do you have a video camera? Are youshooting videos? If you are, then you are a videographer. 11. Here are the 5 tipsfor NEW Videographers 12. Tip #1:You are the Videographer,NOT the Camera OperatorWhats the difference?I am the one shooting anyway. 13. The Production Team vs The VideographerDirectorYour BossWriterProducerCamera OperatorVideographerSound Person(YOU)Lighting PeopleVideo EditorTalentsThe Camera Operator in a production team knows how to operate the camcorder verywell. However, it is the Producer that tells him what to shoot, where to shoot and how toshoot. The VIdeographer makes these decisions himself. 14. Tip #2:2 Questions to Ask BeforeMaking an Effective VideoI want to know the right thing to shootand at the right time. 15. Question 1: Who will watch your video? Who is the Where are target they from? audience?What is theirage group?Once you know who your target audience is, put yourself in their shoes. Know whatthey want to see. Shoot what they want to see. Dont rely on what you like to see. 16. Question 2: What is the goal of your video?What do you want the viewerHow do you to do?want the viewer to feel? What is thatone message?Now that you know the message of the video, shoot scenes that convey that message.Keep to one message per video. If you have more than one message, make anothervideo. 17. Tip #3:Equipment Checklist for theEvent VideographerI always have a backup for everything. 18. Checklist: Everything you need and more... Camcorder. Batteries. Memory Cards. Video Light. Microphone. Headphones. Tripod.Always carry more than enough. If the event last 4 hours, than bring 8 hours batteriesand 8 hours of memory card space. 19. Tip #4:5 Must-have featuresin the Right Video CameraThis is what I look for when buying a newvideo camera. 20. A good camcorder must have these features Manual Focus Manual Exposure/Iris Manual Zoom Microphone Input Headphones OutputThere are many other factors involved too. The best way is to test the camera yourselfusing these 5 features. 21. Tip #5:The 6 Core Camcorder Skillsto Shoot Like a ProAfter this lesson, yourfriends will think your video was shot by apro. 22. CORE SKILL #1: Controls 23. CORE SKILL #1: ControlsMaster these3 controls:Manual ZoomManual FocusManual Exposure/Iris Locate the the manual controls on your camcorder. Look for the zoom control lever. Look for the manual focus switch and control ring or buttons. Look for the exposure/iris controls. Master these 3 controls. 24. CORE SKILL #2: Support 25. CORE SKILL #2: SupportTripodFor a professional looking video, use a tripod. 26. CORE SKILL #2: SupportHandheld Tricks Your body is a natural tripod. Lean up against a tree or wall. Sit on a chair for stability. Set the camcorder on something solid. Hold the camcorder against something stable. Keep the shots steady and avoid jerky motion. Wide shots are easier to keep steady. If you do not have a tripod, invent one. Trick: Hold the camera with two hands, your arms near your body, stay close to the subject, keep the zoom lens at wide. 27. CORE SKILL #3: Shots 28. CORE SKILL #3: ShotsWide Shot - Reveals a large backgroundWide shot shows the whole scene, a large background or a person from head to toe.Use in the beginning of a story to tell viewers the location. Good for scenes with a lot ofmovement or a lot of people. 29. CORE SKILL #3: ShotsMid Shot - Reveals a person from waist upUse the mid shot when you want to present a character. Good for the intention ofdelivering information. Good for showing hand gestures and movement. 30. CORE SKILL #3: Shots Close-up - Reveals a person from shoulders upUse the close up shot for showing detail, like a persons facial expression. Good forshowing reactions, feelings and emotions. Draws viewers in to share subjects personalfeelings. 31. CORE SKILL #4: Angles 32. CORE SKILL #4: AnglesHigh Angle - looking down on a subject.Use high angle to create a sense of smallness in the subject, decreasing its importance.Makes the subject seem helpless. The camera is placed above the subject and tilted tolook down on the subject. Also known as birds eye view. 33. CORE SKILL #4: AnglesLow Angle - looking up at a subject.Use low angle to make a subject look important, powerful, or larger than it is to theviewer. The camera is placed near the ground and tilted to look up at the subject. Alsoknown as worms eye view. 34. CORE SKILL #5: Framing 35. CORE SKILL #5: Framing Rule of ThirdsDivide the frame into nine imaginary sections to create a guide for framing the image.Like a tic-tac-toe board. Important information should be placed at the intersections...The eyes particularly. 36. CORE SKILL #6: Moves 37. CORE SKILL #6: MovesPan - Horizontal Movement of the CameraPan is short for panorama. The move is used for revealing a large view, establishing thesetting, relating two separate subjects or following a walking subject. 38. CORE SKILL #6: MovesTilt-Vertical Movement of theCameraUse the tilt move When a subject is too tall and when you want to emphasize a sense ofheight. 39. CORE SKILL #6: Moves Zoom - Simulates the effect of the cameramovement toward or away from the subject. Zoom Out Zoom InKnow your zooms, but dont use it too much as overdose will cause headaches. Onceyou zoom in on the subject, stay for a few seconds before deciding to zoom out again. 40. One More Thing...That will make you stand outfrom the other Videographers Always challengeyourself to be better than yourself. 41. Tell great stories Learn the art of story telling with video.It is no use shooting beautiful images if there is no story to captivate the audience... butthat will be another lesson. 42. Go Forth and Shoot!Just like anything else,practice makes perfect.For more Videography TipsVisit: www.VideoLane.com

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