It appears that you have invested a lot of time, effort, and money into planning your perfect event. There´s nothing left to chance and every moment is accounted for. Now, all you will need to do is to film the event. Having the event immortalised on film is guaranteed to be a bonus. So, the question arises—how do you film an event properly? Well, if you want to film the event yourself without the help of a professional, here are some important things to keep in mind.
Keep editing in mind
You may have hours and hours of raw footage, but if it isn´t presented well, it will not be watchable. Your videos must be edited well in a smooth-flowing, orderly and uniform fashion. Of course, you can hire the services of a video editor to work his/her magic. But, he/she can only do so much; you can´t expect the editor to fix it all. Therefore, it is necessary for you to keep the thought of, “How will this look in the editing studio?” in the back of your mind while filming. You should give your editor footage he/she can work with.
Pay attention to your lighting
There may be a need for you to prepare some sort of adjustments to compensate for lighting, depending on the setting. Of course, you won´t have a problem filming events that take place in well-lit indoor areas or the sunny outdoors. But, if you have to film at night, you will need to plan for additional setup and pay attention to your lighting.
Focus on your white balance
When filming an event, it is essential for you to opt for custom white balance. Inexperienced videographers often set their white balance to “automatic” on their video camera, but this is definitely not the right way. All the video cameras you use to film the event must have the best white balance for a sharp final product.
Focus on your sound quality as well
It goes without saying that a proper video definition is essential to capture the proceedings of an event properly. However, you should also know that a proper sound quality is just as important. Of course, it is possible for you to add in audio later when you edit your video. However, if you intend to record sound at the event, you must be well equipped with microphones. You can also hire the services of an audio specialist to help you with your sound.
What should you shoot?
There are a few things that you should not forget to shoot when filming your event. For instance, you should shoot the larger close-up portraits of the empty rooms in the beginning of the event. You should also shoot the details of the interior: flowers, serving table, branding materials etc. It is also essential for you to capture moments of communication between event attendees. You can also approach several guests and ask them about their take on the event by conducting interviews. Lastly, you shouldn´t forget to get quality shots of the guests, speakers, celebrities, and VIPs.
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