5 Workflow Tips when shooting video on location

Shooting a video with several cameras could cause different issues that if not understood and solved beforehand could mean lost time on production and having to reshoot scenes again. So to avoid that here are my TOP 5 Tips for workflow points:

  1. Name or number your cameras: take a stick and attach it to the camera, it’s important to NOT change the name of the camera mid production!
    Name also the SSD drive of the camera, put sticks on them too. Use the same name as the camera with ascending order, For example camera name is A and the first SSD card is A1 and so on.Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 10.30.18 AM
  2. Tape Cards with Full or Empty: Before you start shooting put stickers on your SSD Cards and write Empty, every time a card gets full put another sticker and write full on it.Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 10.34.44 AM
  3. Create Separate Folders: Arrange the folders on your desktop, give them the same name as your SSD card. This way you will know the order of shooting because remember that your cards are named in ascending order.Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 10.36.21 AM
  4. Make Copies: To avoid losing all you footage remember to make copies of your footage. Important! DO NOT put your backup copy in the same place as the other footage, to avoid overwriting!Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 10.37.04 AM
  5. Update your Script: ¬†Update your script and write which part was shot on which SSD card.Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 10.38.31 AM 

That’s it! Follow this quick tips to avoid any unfortunate mistakes of losing important data, during your video production!

 

 

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