AT LAST WE ARE ALLOWED TO START FILMING BUT HERE ARE SOME RULES..
- Close the lens when not in use - this will allow the lens to stay clean without any fingerprints (the lens are a every expensive element of the camera).
- Keep out of the rain - use an umbrella provided if filming in the rain to protect the camera and its lens. If you do not have an umbrella DO NOT film.
- Use the camera and tripod cases - use these when transporting them so everything is kept together and safe.
- Film in legal places - ask for permission before filming. Eg if grafting is part of your opening find out where its legal to do so and have proof that you do have that permission
- Return camera on time - there are many other people who are in need of the equipment so when borrowed out of class time keep to deadline so others work are not interrupted.
- Battery life is up to 2 hours - ask for a spare battery if filming you are certain you are using it for over 2 hours or your work will not be saved.
- Using the mic - If opening scene has dialogue a mic is provided to give clarity to voices. (most openings do not have dialogue)
- Use tripod for secure filming - this can be used for panning or steadily filming instead of filming by hand.
- Focus before filming - use an object/area with clear letters or pattern to focus on before recording, doing this can guarantee a clear picture whilst filming. However just because you focused on a previous scene does not guarantee it will be in focus again. Make sure you focus it again.
- Make sure the shots its a good shot - a good shot is making sure there is not too much space. Eg. if there is a shot of a person the person should not have too much space above his/her head.
MAKE SURE WHEN BEFORE YOU START FILMING A SCENE YOU LEAVE 5 SECONDS BEFORE AND 5SECONDS AFTER ENDING SO YOU ARE ABLE TO MAKE YOUR EDITS!!