Hang on to your hats people, because Part 3 of our four-part Storytelling series for Vimeo Video School launches today! Be sure to go back and watch Part 1 (The 4 P’s of Storytelling) and Part 2 (Using Keywords) in case you missed them.
Here’s a breakdown of everything we cover in this tutorial:
- 1:05 – Sketching out a storyboard.
- 2:30 – Using a shot list as an alternative to a storyboard.
- 2:55 – An example shot list and gear setup for shooting a golf outing.
- 3:22 – Planning a shoot schedule and using call sheets.
- 4:15 – Choosing the right gear based on your keywords, storyboard, locations, and people.
- 5:30 – How to pick the right cameras and lenses for your shoot.
- 6:12 – Adjusting camera movement based on story.
- 6:29 – Movement choices during the final scene of I’m Fine, Thanks.
- 7:12 – Choosing your lighting gear.
- 7:30 – Example of lighting and gear choices in our shoot for City Of Doers, a documentary we made for the city of San Francisco.
- 8:28 – Tips for the big shoot day.
- 10:15 – Example of our “3/1″ rule.
- 11:13 – Patrick explains the importance of getting in there!
- 12:46 – Summary of the reasons why pre-production is your best friend, and what’s coming in our next and final tutorial!
We hope that you will take some or all of our suggestions for managing storyboards, shotlists, and gear when you’re planning a shoot. These techniques have helped us immensely in the pre-production process!
And don’t forget…
At the end of the series (starting this Thursday!) we’ll propose a storytelling challenge to YOU — you know how much we love fun challenges and competitions! You’ll compete along with all of the Vimeo community to win some cool prizes (and the fame and fortune that comes with it).
All entries will be posted to a Vimeo group, and Vimeo will be choosing 10 finalists.
(Each finalist chosen by Vimeo will receive a $99 license from WithEtiquette – sweet!)
Our friends at Cinevate will be choosing the top 3 – and awarding some amazing prizes below:
We’re grateful to Cinevate and WithEtiquette for sweetening the competition for you all!
Get your storyboarding pencils ready…Thursday we issue the challenge!