[ Lighting & angles ]
Illuminating advice on how to ensure you capture the right mood
Lighting and framing are crucial to capturing great-looking footage. Our eyes see things differently to a camera lens, so it’s vital to spend time with your cameras to get things right. Lighting should be even and flattering to your subject. Frame the subject correctly for the situation; in interviews this often means placing them in the left or right third of the frame. Make sure your camera is level, as off-axis footage is of limited use. Don’t be afraid to tweak the white balance of your camera to compensate for lighting conditions – it’ll save time when editing.
Take some time to set up your lighting equipment so that your subject is shown at their best.