LOTS LEARNED – VIDEOGRAPHY

LOTS LEARNED – VIDEOGRAPHY

by Dave Curtis on 02/16/2012

in Business Issues,Video

QUALITY VIDEO IS QUALITY KNOWLEDGE, COVERING ALL OF THE BASES, BEING PREPARED FOR ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING, ABOUT A THOUSAND HOURS OF SHOOTING TIME, DECENT EQUIPMENT AND LOTS OF SKILLED EDITING.

Basic Rig for mounting cameras, mics and lights

Basic Rig for mounting cameras, mics and lights

My motto is “Work Smarter, Not Harder” which to me doesn’t just mean using my head on the job to get more done in less time and do a better job of it at the same time – it also means not doing the 9 to 5 bare minimum slave wage grind for a paycheck or a set salary; close to 18 years of tending bar for a living taught me that producing more than the guy next to me meant earning more than the guy next to me, and making my boss richer in the process.

That said – after covering college coursework on photography and working with SLRs and DLSRs for photography I’ve expanded seriously into focusing on video beginning in 2010. Lighting is key …and now that I’ve got 4 full height lighting stands for my background and fill lights … here’s a few I’m finishing up making now:

Various Lighting Solutions - Halogen

The lights here are Halogen at full height (about 8 feet). I use these as added fill and for wherever night scenes need plenty of extra illumination – I also use them to light up parking areas and foot paths at outdoor public events like concerts where the client wants filming and is also concerned about the public’s safety. Outdoors I keep them staked down or tethered higher up so they can’t be knocked over easily (these babies get hot). For indoors too, but there I’ve also got two nice 800 watt fluorescent daylight diffused lights (adjustable from 100 watt to 800 watt in increments of 100 watts each)

a few nice 500 watt halogen fill work lights for outdoor lighting

 

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