| Video Camera
A video camera is very easy to use. SCEGGS Darlinghurst owns
several video cameras which will be used in making the movies.
Students can bring their own camera from home if they have more
familiarity with them. The cameras at school have a play back
facility so that you can instantly see the footage you have
shot. If the footage is not good quality, the shot can be filmed
again straight away. Do not delete the poor quality footage.
It could be used at a later date. Remember to think ahead and make sure your battery is charged before you want to use the camera to film.
Follow these simple steps
whenever you use your video camera to shoot some film.
- Start the camera
- Count to 5
- Call action
- Shoot the scene
- Count to 5
- Call cut
- Turn off the camera
Why do you do this? It is easier to cut and edit the video
when you have some lead in and lead out film.
A tripod is a structure with three legs. A video camera is
mounted onto a tripod so that the filming is kept steady and
smooth. The tripod head also contains a pan and tilt mechanism. An example of some footage that does not use a tripod is the Kath and Kim television series.
It is a good idea when shooting movies indoors to try and
improve the lighting conditions by using a lighting rig. The
shutters on the edge of the light enable the light to be directed
to a particular target, e.g. the ceiling, a face, brighten
a room. For more information on how to use lighting effectively,
click on the link which will take you back to the lighting
page in the Visual
Literacy section of the website.