Each round of interns for Skillman Video Group is asked to create their own mini-production. The topic is up for the interns to decide. We decided as the current SVG interns to do two DIY videos on how to shoot with DSLR. The two video topics about DSLR videography we aimed to teach viewers were lighting and audio.
How to Video Ideas
For the video production shoot day, we met at Kristen’s house just north of Boston. We wanted to be in an environment that the audience could relate to when they are shooting their own DSLR videos. We stayed in one room where we were able to utilize many different sources of lights to demonstrate and describe the best ways to use these light sources and capture the subject matter effectively. The room was lit with multiple windows from different walls. We brought in two clamp lamps as balancers and used two wall lamps for back light. By using these different sources of light we created a DIY three point light set up that any DIY’er will be able to replicate.
How to Record Audio on a DSLR Camera
For our second video we focused on the audio aspect of DSLR. DSLR cameras are primarily intended as still image takers and so, their sound recording capabilities are somewhat lacking in comparison to industry standards. For this reason, we surrounded the video around the topic of using an outside sound recorder. In this instance, it was a Zoom H4n. We also go into what different parts are needed in order to attach the recorder to the camera, those being a hot shoe mount and a line to mic cord. In the video, we describe the basics of a sound recorder and their abilities and go into a short demonstration of how to physically attach the recorder to the DSLR.
How to Shoot Video on a DSLR Camera
What we hope to accomplish with the final product of this video production shoot is a quick, easy, and clear description of some of the most important and technical aspects of DSLR videography. DSLR video production requires special attention to different aspects in order to achieve a professional video. These videos are intended to encourage people in their DIY endeavors while offering assistance to make things a little smoother.
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