event-video-reviewHere’s our first WEEKEND REVIEW covering the first 6 articles in the series we published last week on HOW TO MAKE EVENT VIDEOS covering the ideal crew size, kind of gear to bring, best camera angles for interviews, pre-production best practices, communicating on the shoot day, and editing an event teaser. We’ll come back to this series and add more articles soon, but in the immediate future, we’re going to switch things up a bit. But for now, here’s what we’ve done so far on Event Video Production:

  1. Crew Size. When it is okay to send a “one-man-band” and when are you going to need a full crew? And if you send a full crew, what the heck is each person doing?! These answers and more can be found in our article on Selecting The Right Crew Size.
  2. Gear. What kind of equipment is the video crew going to take with them to cover your event? And how is this gear being used to create a high-quality video? Check out our article on Taking The Right Gear to get a better understanding of the most common gear items we take to our event video productions.
  3. Interview Angles. This tends to be a last-minute concern from our customers – but it’s a major issue that should be discussed well beforehand: Where do you want your interviewees to look during the interview? Directly into the camera? Slightly off-camera at the interviewer? Learn about the ramifications of this choice in our article on Choosing the Interview Angle.
  4. Pre-Production. As they say, execution is everything. In order to execute well, you have to have a plan. In filmmaking, the phase related to the planning before shooting commences is know as Pre-Production. So what do you have to plan for? Find out in our article on Pre-Production Planning.
  5. Shoot Day Efficiency. On the day of the event, time is of the essence. Anything that can slow down or block the video crew could mean lost shooting opportunities and thus ultimately missing the required shots and interviews. Fortunately, there is one simple solution to keep things running efficiently: good communication between all project stakeholders and collaborators. Learn more about the importance of open communication during the shoot in our article on Keeping The Line Open.
  6. Event Teaser. Events are often long, and in many cases, they are shot with multiple cameras. At the end of the day, our video crew may end up with a tremendous amount of footage to edit. If you are looking to get a final edited video back within a day or two – well, that’s probably not going to happen. What can happen though, is a short event highlights reel or teaser video. This is a short “best of” video that you can share on social networks while you are waiting for the final full video edition to be completed. Sound interesting? Check out our article on Making Event Teaser Videos

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