Video on a Shoestring Budget by Stacy Johnson

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Video on a Shoestring Budget by Stacy Johnson

  1. 1. PUTTING TOGETHER VIDEO ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET
  2. 3. ELEMENTS OF A NEWS STORY <ul><li>“ B-ROLL ” - VIDEO </li></ul><ul><li>“ STANDUP ” - REPORTER ON CAMERA </li></ul><ul><li>“ BITE ” - INTERVIEW WITH SOMEONE </li></ul>
  3. 4. FULL PRODUCTION NOT NECESSARY <ul><li>IT ’ S EXPENSIVE </li></ul><ul><li>TIME CONSUMING </li></ul><ul><li>REQUIRES A LITTLE MORE RESEARCH </li></ul>
  4. 5. REQUIREMENTS FOR GOOD VIDEO <ul><li>A DECENT HD CAMERA </li></ul><ul><li>GOOD LIGHTING </li></ul><ul><li>EXTERNAL MIC </li></ul><ul><li>TRIPOD </li></ul><ul><li>EDITING SOFTWARE </li></ul>
  5. 6. REQUIREMENTS FOR GOOD VIDEO <ul><li>BUY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD </li></ul><ul><li>EXPECT $200 - $1,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1280x720 MINIMUM </li></ul><ul><li>1920x1080 MAXIMUM </li></ul><ul><li>EXTERNAL MIC INPUT </li></ul>
  6. 7. What Do We Use? • Full HD Shooting • XLR Audio Input • Shoots On Chips • Light, Low Power, Manual/Auto Cost: $8,500.00
  7. 8. REQUIREMENTS FOR GOOD VIDEO <ul><li>BUY A CHEAP BUT STURDY TRIPOD </li></ul><ul><li>TARGET, WALMART, ETC. </li></ul><ul><li>$30.00 TO $60.00 </li></ul><ul><li>USE BOOKS, BEANBAGS, ETC. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Lighting <ul><li>KEY - FILL - BACKLIGHT </li></ul><ul><li>LIGHT YOUR BACKGROUND IF IT ’ S DARK </li></ul><ul><li>LIGHTING CAN MAKE A MEDIOCRE CAMERA LOOK GOOD. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Lighting <ul><li>KEY - FILL - BACKLIGHT </li></ul><ul><li>LIGHT YOUR BACKGROUND IF IT ’ S DARK </li></ul><ul><li>LIGHTING CAN MAKE A MEDIOCRE CAMERA LOOK GOOD. </li></ul>KEY LIGHT Primary light source FILL LIGHT Removes shadows FILL LIGHT BACK LIGHT “ Hair light ”
  10. 12. Editing Software <ul><li>Final Cut Pro X ($299), iMovie (Free) </li></ul><ul><li>Premiere Pro, Avid Express, Sony Vegas, etc. (More Expensive) </li></ul><ul><li>Must Edit Video & Audio Tracks Seperately </li></ul>FILL LIGHT <ul><li>Export to MOV, MP4 or WMV </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Clips Under 500MB </li></ul><ul><li>Upload Using Free Cloud Sites: </li></ul><ul><li>YouSendIt.com </li></ul><ul><li>DropBox.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ask For FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Server Info From Outlet (Ask Us About Ours) </li></ul><ul><li>Download Cyberduck or other Free FTP Program </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>HD CAMERA </li></ul><ul><li>TRIPOD </li></ul><ul><li>GOOD LIGHT SOURCE </li></ul><ul><li>EDITING SOFTWARE </li></ul><ul><li>INTERNET FOR UPLOAD </li></ul>
  12. 14. QUESTIONS?

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