Project 2 – Filming with Camcorders
There are at least two situations where you will still see dedicated video cameras used consistently instead of hybrid cameras: event shoots and interviews. You’ll find camcorders used on event shoots because of their longer battery life, unlimited recording time, and better ergonomics for extended filming. You’ll find them used for interviews because of their superior audio capabilities; recording video and audio to the same device is a huge time savings, especially in an interview situation where audio is critical.
For this project – Sit/Stand – you’ll be using dedicated video cameras to record a sit-down interview and a lecture. The lecture will be recorded during class: using a Sony AX2000 set up on a tripod at the rear of the room, each of you will take (at least) one five minute shift recording the lesson. You’ll need to monitor both the image and the sound, framing the action, maintaining focus, and adjusting the audio levels as necessary.
We’ll have one operator framing and maintaining focus and one operator monitoring audio and adjusting levels. We’ll rotate through the roles, so that everyone gets to film, run sound, and answer the question.
We’ll start on the Sit/Stand project this week and finish it up either this week or next week during class.