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Video Nation: A DIY guide to planning, shooting, and sharing great video from USA Today’s Talking Tech host by Jefferson Graham

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6. Production Day

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We’ve covered what kind of gear to buy, how to use it, and how to plan for the big event. Now here it is—production day at last.

The process and requirements of a video production are the same whether you’re creating an interview for an online newspaper, a promotional video for a company website, a parody for YouTube, or a vlog for your blog. The techniques I describe in this chapter—how to work with sound, lighting, camera positioning, and so on—apply to any kind of video for the web.

Getting Started on Location

So let’s assume ...

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