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The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide by Anthony Q. Artis

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SHOOTING THE AUDIENCE

In addition to miking the audience, you also want to make sure that you get some decent shots of the crowd enjoying the show. This is another one of those elements in the final edit that will communicate the energy and excitement of being there live. Keep these basic considerations in mind:

1. Permissions

It should be standard practice when shooting these types of events to post a group release prominently at the entrance to the venue as well as in noticeable places throughout the club like near the coat check, bar, and bathroom entrances. A group release is simply a large (and preferably colorful) sign in big, bold print informing all the attendees that the entire event and everyone in it will be videotaped and simply by ...

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