We all take photos and videos with our phones these days. Most come out rather well and others need to learn how to frame.
In my 20+ years of video productions, nothing has changes but the quality and technology. How I set up my stuff is all the same. I start with the content of what they are speaking about.
- I see the shot with my eyes first. Everything from the angle, framing, shadow, etc.
- I then position the camera right there and look through the finder. I usually can get my shot within a few minutes if I’m shooting an interview. It’s all about the view finder. And shooting 23.97 frames. This gives me an easy rack focus.
- Rack Focus: is when the foreground is in focus and the background isn’t.
- Then I sit someone down for more positioning. It’s really critical of the background.
When I’m outdoor, I use the sun to my advantage and let it light the background. I use my own lights to light the subject.