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8 Technical Aspects of Video Production
by adekunle-oludele May 06, 2022 Views (1.4K)

Content marketing has been transformed by videos. The public is now crazy about a motion picture just because it is so effortlessly digested. It's also natural for aspiring content makers to play around with it by copying film industry trends.

However, since their start in 1877, films have undergone significant changes. There is a lot more to know about Video Production Company now than there was before, thanks to technological advancements and new sorts of equipment. Knowing the fundamentals is vital because it is such a broad field, with cinematography, filmmaking, and videography all intertwined. Furthermore, generating video content for an audience with varying viewing preferences is a unique challenge. As a result, there's even more of a motivation to dive in.

Before you can declare yourself the best photographer or filmmaker, you must flip through a lot of pages and touch a lot of different things. Put your feet up and go through Part 1 of our videography guide (Fundamental Elements). This tutorial will provide a technical breakdown as you absorb all of the knowledge on the fundamentals of making a video film.

Read, educate yourself, and experiment before you spend all of your money on the wrong gear.

This guide will show you how to use all of the tools, as well as the many types of camera equipment, how to compare them, and how to use the best camera settings and editing software. Put on your best gear! We're about to make videography a whole lot more intriguing and less basic.


What Are the Most Important Elements to Consider?

1. Film Type;

Realism, classical, and formalism are the three film types.

The finest films, according to most cinema experts, are the aesthetic and personal expressions of powerful directors. The cinema, on the other hand, serves a variety of societal functions, and its "art" has serviced a variety of films that aren't intended to be artistic. Brittanica is an encyclopedia that publishes information about the world

2. Shots:

When it comes to the shots, there are ten major possibilities to choose from, each of which is further subdivided into variants.

Shot selection has a tremendous impact on how a spectator sees the action on screen because shots are the building blocks of film. To effectively express our film, it's critical that we choose the correct shot.

Each scene in a movie is examined and broken down into the shots listed above. Using diverse camera combinations to create a particular mood or directional intent can have a big impact. The director's storytelling is aided by the use of appropriate shots.

3. Angles

  • Filming is done from four perspectives.
  • Eye level angle
  • High Angle Shot
  • Low-angle Shot
  • Oblique Angle Position

The camera angle aids the creator in establishing various relationships between the topics, as well as the viewers and the subjects. If you want to be a professional filmmaker, it's critical that you master these skills.

In the art of video storytelling, each camera angle stated above has its unique significance and use. These viewpoints can also be used to elicit emotional responses from the audience. So make sure you know the fundamental differences between them and what each one means so you can use them effectively in your next project!

4. Lighting:

There are four different types of illumination to consider:

  • High-contrast lighting
  • Low-contrast Lighting
  • Chiaroscuro lighting
  • Black Light/Silhouette

A mood is created by a particular style of lighting. Take into account the film genres that you enjoy. Films in the comedy and noir genres are more heavily illuminated in order to evoke contrasting moods.

The best camera in the world won't be able to capture a perfect picture if there isn't adequate illumination. Learn how lighting is used by a film crew to enhance pictures, provide depth, and support the tone and atmosphere of the tale.

5. Color:

Color is used extensively in filmmaking to convey the tone of a scene to the spectator. To be a well-known visual artist, you must understand the color palette. Many of the best directors, cinematographers, and production designers come from a long line of visual artists. In film, color can be used in a variety of ways.

Color is used throughout the picture, not just during the color correction and color grading stages. It all starts with the creation of the production design. If you want a scene to emotionally connect with the viewers, choose the hue connected with the emotion you're aiming to generate. With so many raw shooting cameras on the market, many filmmakers want to shoot raw as much as possible. Shooting raw still photos is similar (instead of JPEG). When you shoot raw video, you get a final image with a lot of dynamic range, detail, and overall image quality.

When you shoot a video in RAW, you may capture exactly what the sensor sees, which means no white balance, ISO, or color modifications are made to the movie. When color grading your project, RAW footage is extremely beneficial since it lets the colorist to work with the colors more freely in post-production.

6. Sound

Diegetic and non-diegetic sounds are the two main types of sound that go into creating a film's sound design. Below is a breakdown of the main differences between the two types of sounds:

Diegetic

Sound whose source is visible on screen or whose presence is indicated by the action in the film; sometimes known as offscreen or on-screen sound.

Types of Diegetic Sounds:

1. Character Dialogue: Diegetic sound is most commonly associated with character conversation.

2. Object sounds: add to the realism of a movie. For instance, when the character is depicted strolling down a busy street, the sound of the figure's footsteps crushing in the snow or the sound of cars.

3. The film's music helps the audience become immersed in a moment.

The source of diegetic sound does not have to be shown on screen as long as the audience understands that it originates from within the film.

It isn't necessary to make the source of diegetic sound obvious on screen as long as the audience understands that it originates from within the film.

Non-diegetic

The sound whose source is not visible on the screen or has been applied by the events taking place in the film; in other words, any sound that does not originate from within the tale.

Any sound that does not originate from within the film's world is referred to as non-diegetic sound, often known as commentary or nonliteral sound. Non-diegetic sound is are usually not heard by the characters in the film as they're added by sound editors in post-production.

Non-Diegetic Sound (NDS) comes in a variety of forms.

1. The score of the film is employed to establish the tone of the picture. This sound is used to plan and elicit viewer emotions, add to the drama, express skepticism, or surprise the audience.

2. Sound Effects incorporated for dramatic impact.

3. The director uses narration or voice-over to help with plot clarification or reinforcement.

Again, only the audience hears these things; the characters in the story are not aware of them.

7. Editing:

Film editing is one of those features of a film that sometimes goes unnoticed (at least in Hollywood films!). The film's editor's primary responsibility is to assemble the shots that make up the tale and ensure that they flow as smoothly and fluidly as possible so that the audience may fully participate in the plot. If the plot necessitates it (or if they're bad editors), some editors may purposefully remove this fluid smoothness from the storyline.

1. Continuity is a time and space breakdown that maintains fluidity.

2. Classical: To create a dramatic impression, this technique jumps from a long view to a medium shot to a close-up.

3. Cuts of varying time and space for dramatic effect. Radical Subjective Continuity

4. Thematic edits are those that are focused on a certain topic.

5. Associative: the juxtaposition of two pictures that serve a purpose when combined (but separate, they do not).

6. Edits caused by expressing a contradiction are referred to as dialectic edits.

Sound editing technical ability is a vital skill-set that can transform even the most mundane shots into a masterpiece of a video.

8. Mise-en-Scene

This term is used to describe the setting of a scene in a play or film, and is pronounced meez-ahn-sen. Everything on the stage or in front of the camera, including humans, is referred to as this. To put it another way, mise en scène refers to everything that adds to a production's visual presentation and overall "look." It means "putting on stage" in English when translated from French.

Here is why directors must be creative when arranging furniture in a room (and this is where art directors come in handy). Because everything that appears on the screen is important.

Some or all of the attributes listed above may be required while analyzing films for projects or making a film. Connecting all of these aspects can aid in the creation of a coherent film explanation. Consider the film as a whole, and how the parts listed above work together to convey the film's major theme.

The craft of cinema narrative and the numerous artists/talents involved in making a film are often overlooked. We hope that this blog has helped you learn the fundamentals of filmmaking. We at Cinemagic think that movies have the ability to empathize, educate, promote, and so much more.

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