Solid video production quality is important whether you are putting together a documentary or adding the final touches to a Hollywood blockbuster. The devil is in the details, and the following are some quick tips that will improve the quality of the video and the viewer experience.
Invest in a Good Camera
This is perhaps the most important tip of all. A low-quality camera will shoot low-quality video. When choosing your camera, choose one that has the features and functionality required for the types of video you intend to shoot.
Plan Your Shoot
One of the most useful skills you will learn as a video production major is how to organize the myriad of elements required for a shoot. Long before the cameras start to roll, it’s crucial to organize everything from sets and costumes to locations and lighting.
Add Effects during Editing
It is advisable to turn off digital effects while you are shooting your film. Often, these effects take away from the realism of the shot and diminish its impact on viewers.
Keep it Interesting
A good video is one that draws viewers in and keeps their attention. As a video production major, it’s important to choose scenes, subjects and shooting locations that will keep your viewers interested in the story you want to tell.
Keep the Shots Uniform
The most memorable videos tell the story from the same point of view and from a small number of vantage points. By keeping your camera angles, focus and panning uniform, you will create a consistent video image that is easier for your viewers to follow. Uniform shots also make it easier to elicit the emotional response you want to achieve.
Pay Close Attention to the Sound
Make sure you use good quality microphones during your shoot, and be sure to remove any background noise or distortions during the post-production process. Excess noise and inaudible conversations can distract from the story and cause viewers to lose interest.
Media Schools in Miami, Colorado, Ohio and Illinois
As a video production major at one of our Colorado, Ohio, Illinois or Miami Media Schools, we will teach you how to take your video production quality to the next level.
Our video production courses can teach you the skills you need to make the videos you want to make. We invite you to contact us to discover more about applying to our programs and the teaching methods we use to create some of the best video production technicians in the world.