how to improve video quality (Individual)

There are multiple ways to improve video quality when creating film, whether it is for a long film, a short film or a trailer; the video quality is always vital for success. Below i will list some of the key aspects of filming that will improve video quality.

Lighting:

  • Shadows
  • Natural lighting is the best lighting
  • LED lights on phones help to create a cinematic look
  • Hard light vs soft light
  • Reflectors (Tinfoil, White Cardboard)
  • Lights a Candles to create a mood
  • Dim lighting/ darker colour correction usually used for a trailer

Set Design:

  • Add in certain props and object of my own into the set to make it seem more filled and give the scene more life.
  • Props in a scene also make it seem cinematic

Parallax:

  • Using a tripod for a still shot to prevent movement
  • Add movement to shots makes them seem more cinematic
  • Dolly Shots (tracking shots in vehicles)
  • Depth helps to bring a cinematic view

Framing:

  • Rule of thirds makes a shot look more interesting
  • Use of low and high angles to represent strength and weakness
  • Depth of Field (when the background is out of focus and the subject or object is in focus) gives the audience an idea as to where they should be looking.

Sound:

  • Sound effects used in along side a sound track
  • Audio editing to make the clips link with the sound is effective and conventional in trailers
  • Ambient Sound (record separately if needed, birds singing etc in a forest)
  • Record sound effects separately.
  • Use a Mic to record voice overs.

 

 

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