Notes from Gary Hairlson’s talk on video:
Action and emotion make for great multimedia
1 1/2 to 2 minutes video.
whether video or audio slideshow: depends on the amount of action. photographers decide on the scene. don’t send photographers out to do both. videos and framegrabs with high-def cameras. depends on how much time you have. audio slideshows can sometimes take just as much time as video.
Suzuki Method for video – you learn enough to get you through. you have to practice. if you don’t practice, you’re going to forget.
- Don’t pan and zoom
- Use a tripod
- Wide – Medium – Closeup – Extreme Closeup – shooting for mobile means a closeup is really like a medium.
- Shoot for 10 seconds
- Be quiet when you’re taping.
- Have an idea before you shoot.
- Look for a beginning and an end. sometimes you shoot the “end” at the beginning of the shoot. If you can shoot the beginning and end, the rest is a breeze.
Examples of Stltoday.com video available here.