Keeping the mind hungry in lockdown using videography
Everyone is most likely stuck in a rut in one way or the other, with limited access to their usual work environments. We are often in a search to find new ways of staying productive. So here are a few ways you can produce video content while following the current rules.
Using archive footage stored on your computer or old hard drives is ideal in re-mastering any forgotten projects you’ve acquired over the years. This also acts as a good exercise as you can measure how your videography skills have developed. To do so, firstly compare your old pieces of work to your most recent and go from there. Isolation is a perfect time to improve your skills. You can even pick up new ones, all you need to do is practice.
You can easily get your hands on stock footage. Whether it’s free online or found through a stock subscription site such as Motion Array or Artgrid. Mixing and matching videography clips that other people have captured gives you the opportunity to choose exactly what you envision and even increases the production value by using professionally shot sequences.
If you’re looking to shoot something original a great way to start is to find a subject. This could be someone else in your household or just yourself. But the subject doesn’t always have to be a person. This might be an object you could use to create a stop motion video. You could even jump right onto your editing software to build an animation where the possibilities are endless.
One member of the Momentum team took to the kitchen to film the making and baking of a treat we all enjoy. Following a popular camera technique, he shot each clip with the transitions in mind by including camera whips and pans. This then made the editing process smoother and established a perfect workflow.
Our team’s most recent project is an example of how incorporating visual title graphics and in-depth sound design to a short sequence of clips helps enhance the production value. This creates an ultra-realistic feel while watching it.