Before you set out to cover an event, you have to come up with your own preparations for you not to miss any part of the event that’s worth covering. Of course the events that have to be covered different in its nature and design.
For weddings, you may need two or more cameras you can place in many different spots since in this occasion so many things happen simultaneously. If it’s a corporate event or workshop, it may not require a lot of cameras. But then the following are some tips that you can use as guidelines for event videography.
Be aware of the event’s schedule.
Nothing is worse than not being able to cover the event because you had the wrong date. A professional videographer should be able to come up with a schedule that will outline the entire event such as from the bride preparing for the wedding to their first dance at the reception.
If it is a corporate event you are covering, you have to know when the guests will arrive, when they will be on stage, and when the floor will be open for questions. Since you already know what to anticipate, it’s easier for you to decide on the placement and position of the camera. It’s also easier for you to coordinate with the organizers for a smooth-sailing coverage.
Always assume that you’re the lone videographer.
Professional videographers tells newbies to always think they are the only videographer every time they cover an event. It’s because it’s not all the time when your assistants will be able to cover anything you missed. It’s easier to catch up during a wedding but it’s not the same thing when it comes to corporate events.
Make sure that you arrive early to the venue but be the last person to leave.
This will make sure everything is at your convenience. Remember that it might take more time for you to set up all the equipment. When you leave last, you can have as many photos of the events you can have.
Be mindful of the right length of shots.
Shots should be between 5 to 10 seconds.