a reminder from the great Ira Glass on why we push ourselves to do project after project after project …
- Make sure you submit a full reflection on what you learned about all the elements of awesome. The key is to learn, and reflection is a big part of learning.
- There were some grainy images. Let’s set our cameras to a max 640 or at most 1280 ISO. Keep it on Auto, but set the range so that it caps at 640 or 1280.
- Remember to open up the aperture in low-light situations.
- You can always over-light a night scene and darken it up later. Just make sure the light is balanced like you want it.
- You can also use the “Denoiser” in Premiere to make things look a little better.
- Always mount the Rode mic and turn it on. In addition, consider getting a lav mic on your subject. or recording key sounds with a lav close to the subject. Use heavy blankets to muffle unwanted sounds in your environment.
- Export using h.264 and YouTube 1080p.
- If you want to shoot slo-mo, increase your frame rate to 60fps.
- Don’t forget pacing. Several films moved a bit too slow and lingered on shots a bit too long.
- On the other hand, make sure we see all we need to see to get the message – to develop the characters, move the plot, etc.
- What equipment do we need?
- Sound blanket?
- Lum cubes?
- Rig to hold light, mic, etc. and smooth out footage?
- More kits?