Online Video - Creating new programming


Project Checklist




Shot list and editing considerations:


Equipment setup for a production:


Scene direction:


Distribution of content:

While this checklist is not all-inclusive, it provides a useful starting point for preparation of a museum's own project checklist. has a page on field video taping techniques which gives the following tips on shooting events such as lectures:

To make an interesting video of these events have this shot list
Introduction - and title area.
1. wide shot of location
2. Interior shot of groups before the event
3. Wide shot which pans the room and centers on the podium at the end - you will dissolve to the event speaker(s) from there.
Body of the Video
4. There will be more than one speaker. the Camera will make a series of shot changes using the zoom function.
...a. Start with a wide shot that slowly zooms in to the first speaker
...b. Hold on one shot and both follow and lead the speaker if he moves - do not go closer than a head and shoulder shot, and wider if the speaker is a walker.
...c. When the speaker changes - you will get the cue from the introduction - Widen out to pick up the new speaker - then zoom back in to a good shot of that speaker.
...d. You will not change the shot often - but - when you do let the camera stay on that shot for a while. You are not trying to make an interesting video with lots of camera movement - you are documenting a speaker and the message.
...e. Lighting - seldom will you have the ability to set lights, and you will have to deal with the existing light set ups - refer to the section on in camera manual controls.
5. If you have a second camera - have it at the front of the room and shoot cutaways of the crowd reacting to insert for interest.(you will have an assistant shoot them)
You will want to take a few shots of the main speaker talking with the groups after the event and you will run the final credits over this section.
You may be asked to make one of these event videos into a complete program. You will build that program by listening to the speaker and shooting video, which illustrates the speaker's message. This video will be inserted over the delivery. If you are requested to perform this type of work remember it will be very time consuming, and will be difficult to project the finish time or the expense required.
Some considerations for these projects:
1. transcribe the speaker's delivery.
2. Make a shot list - from the speaker's clues
3. the inserts may interrupt the delivery and have its own sound
4. shoot many more scenes than you think you will need. you will want them.
5. Ask for photos that you can copy to insert into the video.
6. Video Documents for interest.
7. Books displayed attractively - close up on the titles

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