At 1:00pm on 4/22/2017, I attended Getting Started with Video, presented by Jeff Jacobson, at the 2017 Wordcamp Conference in Raleigh, NC
Getting Started with Video
Why use online video?
- Product demonstration
- travel video
What makes a good video?
- Tells a story effectively and efficiently
- Good picture
- Good Audio
- Good Host
Effectively tell a story
Planning. Write a script. Storyboard your shots. Adobe Story is a fine program to assist building these out. Its clunky to write these 2-column scripts, but its very useful.
- Properly exposed
- accurate colors
- well framed
- properly focused
- microphone close to or on subjecyt
- volument properly adjusted, microphone not “Clipping”
- no extraneous sound
Basic Video Concepts
Field of view. How muc h of the shot can you see, and what does that tell us? Wide angles give the atmosphere, the short field is more personal.
Dept of field: How much is in focus? with shallow, the subject is in focus. A wide depth of field shows everything to setting mood.
Aperture: The amount of light let into the shot.
After a few minutes of this presentation, I honestly started having trouble focusing. The materials were extremely basic. I hoped to take a class about getting your offline business online, but that session cancelled. Important points like “Use a Tripod” didn’t really inspire confidence. Several people had fallen to sleep because of the heat and proximity to lunch.