Everyday Problems in Shooting Video

At NG Production Films, we take pride in our video production services, our hard work and dedication is what has perfected our skills to give our clients nothing but the best. Sometimes, however, someone will attempt to do the filming on their own before they hire a professional. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when you don’t know much about filming, you can come across some of these problems in your finished product:

Camera Shake – Trying to film something or someone that is moving around like crazy will not only be difficult but will usually result in wobbly camera shots, which don’t exactly look very clean.  The best way to avoid this problem is by doing your best to hold the camera as still as possible, use a tripod if necessary. You can also try to get physically closer, zoom out and stay zoomed wide-angle.

Out of Focus – From time to time, you’ll find yourself in a shot that isn’t as focused as it could be, this hurts the appearance and quality of your filmed work, so do your best to correct it once it happens. Adjust the focus on your camera as soon as the shot is out of focus. If that doesn’t cut it, you can once again zoom out and stay zoomed wide-angle as you physically move closer to what you’re trying to film. Sometimes, it could be the opposite and you may actually have to move back from your subject – you could be too close for the lens to get in focus.

Unwanted NoiseFilming live events or anything that isn’t in a controlled environment invites the opportunity for distracting background noises to sneak into your shot. If you want to film on location, do your best to isolate the area you’ll be filming in from anything that will produce a sound you’re not interested in picking up. External and directional microphones are your best bet to recording exactly which sounds you want, but be sure to wear headphones in order to monitor all the audio being recorded. Having your microphone on a shockmount and using wind filters will also help minimize unwanted noise. Don’t handle the controls on your equipment too much during filming; these sounds are easily picked up since they are closer to the microphone on your device.

Lack of Editing – Editing is like the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae, it brings the whole picture together and makes everything look better, so make sure whoever is editing your film knows what they’re doing. If you use shots that give another point of view between edits, it will add on to your film. Editing helps to get rid of unwanted shots or certain moments within a shot that really aren’t necessary. If your transitions between shots are edited correctly, no one will notice what was taken out.

These are just some everyday problems that arise when filming just about anything. If all of this sounds like hard work or just something you’d rather not do, that’s where we come in. We’ve mastered the nuances and intricacies of every form of video production from decades of experience.  We have the skills and knowledge to utilize the appropriate techniques and equipment for every project.  To see how NG Production Films can help you with your Orlando video production needs, give us a call today at 1-877-203-2895.