With the price of cameras dropping lower and lower, using multiple cameras at the same time is a popular production trend. Whether you’re shooting a concert, performance, or how-to video, capturing multiple angles of a shot in perfect sync makes the whole project better. But multi-camera shoots are tricky.
In this week’s DSLR Video Tips, Robbie and Rich show you how to plan for a multi-camera shoot. Director of Photography Jim Ball offers additional insight from his experience with multi-camera shoots.
This week we cover
- Preparing for a Multiple DSLR Camera Shoot: Learn what to think about before you shoot. Multi-camera is all about planning.
- Scouting the Location: Walk through a venue and learn to think like a video producer.
- Lighting for Multiple Cameras: Figure out how to work with available light, and position new lights inconspicuously to enhance the scene.
- A DP’s Perspective on Multi-Camera Lighting: Learn how a director of photography approaches a multi-camera production.
- Matching Cameras: You need to preserve a seamless cut between angles; find out how to prepare for this before the shoot.