It’s a snowy day in Seattle so I’m taking the afternoon as an Office Day!
I had a few questions about how I stay organized when shooting video in response to yesterday’s Behind the Scenes video so I made a quick video for you to describe my system. This will probably only be interesting to videographers (and aspiring videographers) so apologies to the rest of you. Go ahead and just skip this video.
Shooting video of oneself is not easy so please forgive the soft focus. Also I forgot to mention one big point: a HUGE advantage of blocking out your scenes is that it allows you to shoot in whatever order you want. Sometimes it’s not convenient or even possible to shoot scenes in order. If you start with a tight script (or outline) and number your scenes it allows you the freedom to shoot in any order that’s convenient.
Okay, I think that’s it. Hope this is helpful and please hit me up in the comments if you have questions. Or have your own method that you’d like to share. Or just want to say hi!
1/18/12 UPDATE – Yes, I already have an update to this. I was just watching a video preview of the LR4 beta and I really like the features they’re offering. I really doubt that I’d do any actual editing on video clips BUT the preview function looks awesome. That’s the one feature that Bridge can’t really provide for video (double clicking opens in QT, not in Bridge). And before you tell me that you actually can preview in Bridge, I know that, but it’s stuttery and unwatchable (maybe I have a slow graphics card?). Has anyone tested the video features in LR4 yet? I’m going to download it later today and test it out.