During our production meeting for our first shoot, we decided to shoot parts of our narrative and our performance. However when we got to filming we decided to only film our performance so we could focus on just one element and make it as good as possible. Over our first shoot we learnt a few tips about filming and creating atmosphere.
- Filming your basic (wide and close up) shots first so you have a base for your video.
- Film in an obscure place – on a few occasions we had to crop clips in the edit to get rid of joggers in the background.
- Singing along with your performer creates a less awkward atmosphere and makes the performer feel more comfortable.
- When filming more adventurous shots such as tracking shots, have someone stood behind the cameraman to prevent injury and keep a steady shot.