We were assigned a video about journalism and shooting fundamentals. The video talked about about the essential components and factors of a successful video shooting. The top five lessons I learned from the video were:
The essential equipment that every journalist should have include the camera -which is the most important part- , tripod, microphone, headphones, and batteries. I also learned that having good techniques is more important than having fancy equipment.
The three basic video shots are wide, medium, and tight shots. Having a sequence between them is essential for creating a story in the video.
The importance of considering the rule of thirds, eyes on third, and talking space in front of person concepts for a more professional shot. Moreover, having the right exposure is essential for a perfect shot with all the details.
In order to produce a top notch video, one must bear in mind some tips, like manually focusing to the object, white balance, not crossing the x-axis, and avoiding backlighting.
The core of broadcast stories and packaging are Sound Bites and B-Rolls.