When it comes to what Tools you need to use, there are four main and essential tools for an In-house Video Production. Despite of what you may have seen on the ‘behind the scenes’ of Lost episodes, you don’t need a high budget for your Video.
You won’t be able to get anywhere without a digital video camcorder. Consumer Digital Camera prices range from €100-€2000 so you need to consider that when planning out your budget. There are different types of camcorders – ones that use DVDs, ones that use tapes, hard discs and the most recommended – ones that use flash cards. For low budget video production even smartphones will be sufficient.
Lighting can be used to create a specific mood or feeling, or to simply light your subject and set. Lighting is vital for all businesses looking to do a video.You can get video lights that attach to camera or alternatively use natural lights where possible to keep costs down. LED lights are quite popular today and easy to run, although many still use bulb lights. Note that these are efficient only on ‘interview’ type video shoots, lighting a set or a location can be much more elaborate job!
The next tool you need is good audio. The mic on your camera will work all right for home movies, but for better quality results you should consider buying a separate Microphone. Audio is crucial for your video and very often is ignored. Most professionals say that you can have a ‘bad video with good audio’ but you can’t have ‘good video with bad audio’!
Post production is the last, but very important tool for any kind of video production. For In-house video production check out FREE applications such as iMovie for Apple Mac users and Movie Maker for Windows users.
iMovie for Apple users Movie Maker for Windows users
After getting these crucial tools, and if your budget allows, the following accessories would be also useful for your quality video. Things such as:
*Video tripod – To helps keep the camera steady.
*Headphones – This will help monitor the quality of audio you’re recording.
*Power extension cords.
*Extra batteries- Always have spare batteries. You don’t want to run out halfway through the shoot.
For more information and the upcoming series of detailed factors that drive video production follow our blog posts.