Today we are talking about establishing shots for your scene. It is generally a long or extreme-long shot at the beginning of a scene indicating where, and sometimes when, the remainder of the scene takes place. In this establishing shot, we used the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City to set the scene in New York. This is only a short clip of the establishing shot.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. This Bridge is an icon and has been featured in many films. One such film that comes to mind is John Wick 2.
What is your famous establishing shot and in what film?
STABILIZING THE SHOT
It is one thing to get the best visuals & audio that you can get, but just as important is having steady shots in your film if that is what you are going for. We used a few cameras and stabilizing equipment in our film Electronic Crack Film. The cell phone footage of behind the scenes demo straights stabilizing your footage. We have the Z camera E 1 attached to the Beholder 1 stabilizer and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera on the Slider. These cameras were used as b roll and the Blackmagic sometimes as the B camera/ 2nd camera. The Blackmagic Ursa Mini was used as our main camera/ A camera.
This interview was shot with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. We shot in ProRes LT because it was a long interview and we wanted to save space on our SD cards. While ProRes LT saves more space, because it uses more compression, it still manages to produce a good looking image.
Here is a before and after shot once the footage was color corrected.
Today was was all about sound. As we are nearing the end of production on our documentary Electronic Crack Film. We picked up some ambient sounds of the stream to match a b roll shot that we have in the film. Equipment used was the Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Microphone Sennheiser MZW 60-1 Blimp Windscreen Tascam DR-701D 6-Track Field Recorder for DSLR with SMPTE Timecode
The recorded sound of water in the stream.