- Choose the right tripod, camera, and lenses: A sturdy tripod can go a long way in improving the quality of your shots and your entire movie. Choosing a good camera can mean that you do not need to buy multiple cameras for your shoot. Choosing your lenses carefully can help minimize the number of lenses you need.
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- Shoot in the right resolution and frame rate: If you intend to speed up or slow down a few shots within your movie, you need to plan accordingly when shooting for those scenes. Another aspect to consider is where the movie will be released and shown. Although 4K videos are trending, you need to consider if they make sense for your project.
- Invest in good audio equipment: Recording quality audio while shooting visuals can help reduce editing time and requirements for dubbing studios. Although most new cameras come with audio recorders, investing in a professional mic and recorder is highly advisable.
- Use the right lighting gear: Lighting plays a major role in how your shots look and feel. Invest in a basic lighting kit that consists of a key, a fill, and a back light. Pair these with high-quality reflectors when required.
- Find the right people to work with you on your projects, and this includes those behind and in front of the camera. Image Credits: Flickr
- Spare enough time and money for the editing process and find people who understand your vision for your project.