Official contest entry in Howcast's How-To Video Challenge by Mike Feurstein and the MovieQuest Kids. http://www.howcast.com/videochallenge
Step 1: Assemble a cast First assemble a cast of willing participants.
Step 2: Find wardrobe Find wardrobe that fits their character.
Step 3: Design the set Be sure to design the set to help make your ransom video warm and inviting.
Step 4: Use body language Body language is important when demanding a ransom.
Step 5: Get a camera Find yourself a camera with exposure settings and choice of manual or auto focus. Having these basic options increases the production quality more than you might realize.
Step 6: Capture sound Good sound is ubber-critical. Utilize a shotgun mic and boom pole. Hold the boom with fingertips to minimize operator noises. This will also allow you to twist the boom and follow quick actor movements.
FACT: Using a boom provides clear and focused audio without camera noise or dirty sound.
TIP: Check out 3-point lighting videos on Howcast.
Step 7: Move dolly We come now to the dolly move. You must begin the dolly move with your feet in a walking decision. Keep it steady, smooth, and further to a stop. The same goes for the reverse dolly: heel toe, heel toe.
You Will Need
A cast and crew
A location and set
A boom pole and microphone
Lights (refer to Howcast's 3-Point Lighting video)