Video for Business
Client Requirement: Canon 5D mark II , Interview lighting and editing training.
Client: Danny Chantler, Head of Graphics, Bain & Co.
Brief: Danny and his team had recently set up a video department and had purchased a Canon 5D Mark II, some LED lights and some other filming accessories. They had been charged with acquiring and delivering video for their business, internal communications, interviews, promotional films and intranet deliverables.
Training Delivered: 2 days - Canon 5D mark II - Video skills for Business video Shooting, lighting and basic editing.
What is it? Video for Business training is a fast track programme for corporate graphics and video departments who tasked with delivering high quality video but under tight time constraints and deadlines. Often working with senior board level clients they have to work quickly and deliver hiqh quality video in line with their business. The ideal duration is 1-3 days depending on how far you would like your team to progress.
The main objective is to get the team working to their strengths and towards a common goal. Creating video for the business has to be consistent with the overall brand messaging and persona. The team had purchased a load of gear and we first stripped all the unnecessary items (that you always get when buying gear) and additional accessories so that they had a more refined shooting kit. Then over the two days set up numerous different filming scenarios and style requirements as designated by head office in New York.
Outline of 2 day Video for Busines training:
- Shooting interviews in spacially restrictive rooms
- How to position your subject
- Creating the optimum distance from the background to the subject and camera
- learn about the appropriate amount of looking room
- how to control any ambient lighting.
- choosing frame size and alternating shots.
- microphone placement and setting audio.
- how to set up 6 different interview location in a small room
- lighting a male subject
- lighting a female subject
Lighting - How to Make board rooms look interesting
- lighting with daylight sources
- balancing tungsten and daylight sources
- when to use one over the other
- what to do when the shot doesn't work
Editing interviews with only one frame size
- Using the sneaky zoom trick
- Blending audio edits
- Incorporating wildtrack
- settings for output