Chapter 15Shooting Your Special Interest Video

Chapter Objectives

  • Get familiar with items you’ll want to bring on your shoot.
  • Learn what to do on the day of the shoot.
  • Read the camera operating steps on the provided checklist.
  • Understand what you can do to make the editing job easier.
  • Learn why you should slate your shots.
  • Know why and how to use teleprompters.
  • Know what chromakey is and how to shoot for it.

I have watched many low budget projects that have failed mostly because one or more skills were missing or the projects were too ambitious for the people involved. So, I highly recommend learning to drive in the parking lot before getting on the freeway.

Ron Dexter1

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