4 Simple Tips for Making Better Videos
On this video by the basic filmmaker gives several useful tips for shooting videos (especially interviews or talking heads type videos).
By doing a few pretty simple things when you shoot (or edit) you can improve the quality of your videos considerably as well as cover potential mistakes.
Shooting b-roll (and lots of it) is a good place to start – if your talent is talking about a product take some shot of it. Have him or her hold it in the hand and look at it – taking a shot from a different angle, with a different focal length or even at a different location or background can make the video more interesting (but try not to overdo it to keep things consistent).
If you have two cameras you can shoot the first a little bit wider and the second one together (using a telephoto lens), however with a lot of today’s high-quality cameras (and yes 4K will be better in this respect) you can also crop in post. What you can’t create in post is a different angle – so if you do have two cameras we suggest to actually use them from two different angles and not just two focal lengths.
As always you can find more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on LensVid.