5 Top Tips for Filming on Location:
# 1 – Travel Light
#3 – A Good Kit Bag
When there’s water on the lens, when the battery goes dead, when the card runs out or it begins to rain… where do you turn? To your old-faithful Camera Kit Bag. Cheap Nike shoes This is your field survival kit, it will keep you “fully operational” (just like the Death Star). adidas y3 pas cher So fill it with some essentials – these might include: • Lens cleaning fluid • 1-inch brush Multitool • LED Torch • Camera Tape • Dust Off • Compressed Air • Spare Batteries • Spare Tapes/Cards • A rain cover
A small umbrella Kit bags will vary depending on the job but just make sure you have one and that you’ve covered any potential disasters that might stand between you and that red carpet!
#4 – Working with the Light
If you’re indoors, you have the ability to control the light to some degree – switching off practicals, closing curtains and setting up some lamps of your own, but when you’re outside, it’s a whole different ball game. It becomes a case of making the best of the situation you are in and this is where working with the light and not against it, becomes vitally important. Whenever possible avoid shooting into the sun – i.e. Nebraska Cornhuskers Jerseys with the sun behind the object you’re filming. Illinois Fighting Illini The camera is not as versatile as the human eye and cannot handle the extreme contrast levels that hard backlight from sunlight produces. Therefore filming a tree, or building, or car (or whatever) against the light will generally result in a severely underexposed or overexposed image (this might be what you’re looking for, particularly on Drama, choosing to shoot into the Sun results in more interesting shadows and shaping… but that’s all irrelevant if you’re trying to interview someone and the sky looks blown out!)
#5 – Visas and Permits
The very first lesson I was taught on Day 1 as a Camera Assistant was to never assume anything! EVER! And when it comes to Filming Permits the same rule applies. As Brits we say “It’s better to be safe than sorry” (with a cynically patronising smile). Filming Permits not only protect onscreen talent/contributors and property owners but the Film Production as well, and without the correct Realease Forms a project will not secure distribution, so make sure you have some ready. When we were filming in Ethiopia, despite going through all the correct channels to get a Visa/Permit to film in the country, we were stopped at customs and our camera was impounded! Even after doing everything correctly, we still hit problems – so it always pays to be extra careful and diligent when filming abroad (after spending a day driving round Addis Ababa, we managed to convince the officials there that we did have the correct paper work and were allowed to continue making our film!) Check out our blog post on Top 5 Filming Permits for more info and sample release forms.
So there you have it. nike air max thea grigio donna 5 Top Tips for filming on Location:
- Travel Light
- Filming Without a Tripod
- A Good Kit Bag
- Working With the Light
- Visas and Permits
About the Authors:
Elliot and Zander Weaver run The Reel Deal Filmschool: an online resources for filmmakers of all skill levels. Having worked as freelance camera operators in TV for many years and produced & directed several TV documentaries of their own, they want to share the tips and tricks they have picked up along the way. air max 90 damskie pomara czowe With their production company, Elliander Pictures, they have produced numerous shorts, music videos and commercials and are now in pre-production on their first feature film, COSMOS. With the hope of encouraging more filmmakers to make their first movie, Elliot and Zander are charting the process of making the film “from script to screen” on their blog.