Regardless of whether you are shooting wedding and event videography or school sports, you should be readied. There are no second chances. A portion of these tips seem like common sense, however each one will either help you immensely, or bit you severely when you neglect to do them.
Before an event video shoot, it’s usual to get slightly tense. A standout amongst the most ideal approaches to get calm is to set aside some opportunity to get prepared. Charge more than your camera batteries and charge your mobile phones and pack a charger. At the point when all else falls flat, your telephone can be your life saver to speak with the staff. Top up your gas tank to maintain a strategic distance from a stop in transit, and get your vehicle looking clean, all around, you never know whether you’ll be driving a subcontractor or a customer to the tram or their hotel after you’ve closed for the event. Map your area ahead of time.
KNOW WHO’S IN CHARGE
While planning an event video shoot, you’ll need to meet with your customers in advance to get a strong comprehension of their desires – what do they need you to shoot, what are you delivering after the event, and what are the due dates for that content. Ask who will be in control on the day(s) of the event – it could conceivably be the similar individual you initially meet while planning your job. You’ll require his contact for any inquiries you have on the event day. See whether there is a rehearsal day, or if nothing else early access to the venue. You’ll need to look at the venue to scout for lighting, wall outlets, and possible obstacles. On the off chance that there is a practice, make great use of it; test sound feeds, guarantee your cameras are in great condition, and take a look at the lighting condition to check whether you’ll have to increase what’s now there to upgrade your recording.
GET THE SCHEDULE
Preceding the event video shoot, now and again at last, the customer ought to furnish you with an event schedule. In the event that they don’t, request one. This will give you a thought of how the day(s) will flow, and serve as a general layout to work with. Remember the time assigned to the movement from place to place. Make notes on the calendar specifying any exceptional requests or area changes.
MAKE A SHOT LIST
While planning for an extraordinary event, by and large make two list: First, make a list of the apparatus required, for example, earphones or a tripod. Second, make a list of explicit shots the customer will anticipate. Make certain when making this list to mark times and places that these “Must Capture” moments will happen. You’ll unquestionably need to have pre-arranged probably a portion of your B roll also.
MAP YOUR SETUP LOCATIONS AND TIMES
Contingent upon the setting, you may need to complete a touch of walking to get from one position then onto the next so as to catch key events. On the off chance that you realize you will be moving, set aside a few minutes to get started with one spot then onto the next and with the correct team and hardware. Ensure you’re in the right place at the perfect time – constantly.
BRING EXTRA GEAR
No one can tell when an issue will emerge. At a few events your whole task may make you sit in a seat while your camera records appropriately beside you and nothing will turn out badly. Different occasions you may have cables turn bad, camera disappointments, missing media and so forth. Adjusting becomes key, and to do that, you may require additional gear. When you make your list of fundamental gear, ensure you have additional items for anything you can’t do the event video without.
MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE ON SITE AUDIO/VIDEO PERSON
Do you require an XLR audio feed from the soundboard? Possibly an SDI hook-up so your camera feed can show up on screen? Take a wedding photographer for instance, both sound/video (AV) and photograph people will have supporting media that you will need access to, so be eager to share and collaborate. Notwithstanding what you require from the AV staff, it never hurts to be on someone’s great side, when you’re relying upon them to be the A to your V.
LOOK THE PART
Looking proficient is an essential part in satisfying a customer. You need the person in question to see that you consider this work important. Dressing neat, all around prepared and polite will affirm that your customer settled on the correct choice in contracting you. Being slightly overdressed never harms, as long as it’s not to the detriment of solace. For instance, if the activity calls for dark jeans and shirt, wear an extraordinary dark dress shirt, and even toss on a coat, at least during your arrival for your event video shoot. Use great dress shoes that will enable you to stand throughout the day, torment free. Many shoe companies fuse air filled soles to make the experience feel like tennis shoes, yet look like loafers. In the event that it’s a casual event, it’s a smart thought to at present seem professional. Have a couple of polo shirts made with your organization logo, so you generally have a go-to uniform of sorts. Make sure your shirt is tucked in and clean. For a large portion of us, looking great and being comfortable means doing a good job.
PARK AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE
Find out where to park before the event video shoot. Try not to get caught up circling a full parking lot when you should be setting up. Ask where you can park your vehicle and check whether there is special parking for event staff. Having a pleasant, close spot will spare time and worry on the off chance that you have to make any very late errands.
Regardless of how clear your job at an event video shoot may be, a taxing day of standing and remaining alert can be depleting. It’s essential to get a better than average night’s rest, remain hydrated and keep your body and mind feeling useful for your event video shoot day. Attempt to restrain caffeine to abstain from crashing part way during that time also, any individual who’s been on a 8-10 hour shoot has had minutes when his or her eyelids have decided to close shop, regardless of what was currently going on.