With the price of cameras dropping lower and lower, using multiple cameras at the same time is a popular production trend. Whether you’re shooting a concert, performance, or how-to video, capturing multiple angles of a shot in perfect sync makes the whole project better. But multi-camera shoots are tricky.
In this week’s DSLR Video Tips, Robbie and Rich show you how to plan for a multi-camera shoot. Director of Photography Jim Ball offers additional insight from his experience with multi-camera shoots.
This week we cover
• Preparing for a Multiple DSLR Camera Shoot: Learn what to think about before you shoot. Multi-camera is all about planning.
• Scouting the Location: Walk through a venue and learn to think like a video producer.
• Lighting for Multiple Cameras: Figure out how to work with available light, and position new lights inconspicuously to enhance the scene.
• A DP’s Perspective on Multi-Camera Lighting: Learn how a director of photography approaches a multi-camera production.
• Matching Cameras: You need to preserve a seamless cut between angles; find out how to prepare for this before the shoot.
Check out both the sample video above and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com. We’ll help you capture the best footage and make editing much easier.