Shooting Techniques

You’ll probably forget where you’re up to, so please keep a note for the next time you visit.

0a. Welcome
1a. Creating effective stories
1b. Using the exercise files
1c. Planning your shoot
1d. Variety is an editor’s best friend
2a. Setting proper exposure, shutter speed, and focus
2b. Adhering to the rule of thirds
2c. Filling the viewfinder and framing the shot
2d. Incorporating strong foreground elements
2e. Using diagonal lines and curves
2f. Finding unusual angles
3a. Getting a good color balance
3b. Keeping your shots steady
3c. Using smooth zooms and pans
3d. Avoiding a break in the plane
4a. Shooting an establishing shot
4b. Shooting a closing shot
5a. Shooting matched action and wide and tight shots
5b. Getting sequences
5c. Editing matched action and sequences
5d. Transitioning from exteriors to interiors
5e. Shooting cutaways
5f. Editing cutaways
5g. Using lights
6a. Anticipating and following the action
6b. Letting action start or end out of frame
6c. Using trucking shots
6d. Leaning forward or backward and tilting up or down
6e. Shooting point-of-view (POV) shots
7a. Getting good sound bites
7b. Getting plenty of natural sound
7c. Using specialized audio editing techniques
8a. Bakery sequence
8b. Chocolatier sequence
8c. Farrier sequence
8d. Horse jumping sequence
8e. Painter sequence
8f. Painter sequence
8f. Woodturner sequence

Now head over to Storytelling Techniques