How To Be A Professional Videographer

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All of you will be aware of this thing called videography. Incase you are not familiar with it, Videography is the ability to shoot high quality cinema videos with out any assistance of huge machines.

Mobile :

Most of the people reading this blog may be recording with your mobile device. It’s completely okay to record with your mobile but there are some measures that can be taken,

1. Make sure you are not covering the mic…..um…. @Aditya.milyin (Aditya Agarwal)…..um….
2. Make sure your Videois stable.
3. Seek a new style of holding the device.
4. Use of pro mode
5. Knowledge about lighting conditions

Professional Camera :

To be straight, there are 2 types of professional cameras that are used for this purpose, , but both are basically the same but in case of Videocamera it has wide frame rate range and wider settings that are much not needed. Measures that you can take are :

1. Use of both hands in shooting
2. Use of manual mode
3. Use of tap to focus if your camera supports it
4. Use of good lighting conditions
5. Use of high frame rate to correct it in post production

How to record stable videos :

You can record any Video by using expensive 3 axis gimbals or steady cam which if you have is preety awesome but you can also record wide angle shakey footage and stabalise it in post production later. Also you can make your own DIY steady cam with just putting some weight in a stick and balancing the camera according to it.

Lighting conditions :

Most important step in recording is focusing on lighting conditions. Light should be at the side or towards the face of the object. So that your object is well luminated. Also be sure to capture all the highlights and learn about highlights, whites shadows and blacks with a colour graph. This is mostly used in post production.

Settings :

You have to set some basic functions in the camera like ISO, Focos, white balance and shutter speed. Also you could record in a log format which will make your video flattest as possible which is a god in post production. You can grade your video in softwares like premiere pro pr Da Vinci Resolve to get a good result.

THINGS TO REMEMBER :

Avoid Using The Built-in Flash :

The built-in camera flash is used by a lot of beginners when shooting in low light. It typically tends to give the photos a flat feel, makes the eyes look red in low light and even tends to overexpose things that are too near the flash. Instead, you should invest in an external flash. This lets you control the angle of light so that it acts as a soft fill light rather than a hard front light. You can even add a diffuser, control the intensity of the flash that comes out as well as bounce the flash off other surfaces for interesting effects.

When in Doubt, Use a Tripod :

Many beginners make the mistake of trying to hold the camera in a maximum of scenarios. While bright, day photos can be done handheld, most other situations will give you better results with a tripod. Invest in a good tripod to use with your camera. There are different types of tripods available — some are basic with height adjustment, others let you control the pan and tilt for different angles and offer extras like a spirit level (to check that the horizon is level).

Better Composition :

Most photographers tend to start with the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds requires you to imagine that the frame is divided into 9 equal parts using evenly placed vertical and horizontal lines. The points at which the lines intersect in the frame are the ideal points at which you should place your subject. This adds depth to your photos and makes the subject stand out. Only when you learn to use the rule of thirds is when you can learn how to break it.

Post Processing :

Apart from learning the basics, post processing is something that every photographer must learn to get the best results. However, keep in mind that if you shoot in jpeg, you can only apply a limited amount of post processing. If you shoot in RAW, post processing will allow you to tinker with almost every aspect of an image including exposure and white balance after the fact. There are several software available for post processing such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Dxo Optics and Corel Paintshop that you can try.


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