Manny’s Quick Multimedia Tip: One light can make a difference in the quality and feel of your story
Here is a clip showing you how one light can make a big difference in your video quality and feel.
First clip is only using ambient light, which sometimes we tend to use when in a time crunch, as you can tell the video looks amateur, its bad in quality and under exposed. Try to avoid overhead ambient light at all cost unless room is filled with plenty of light.
Second, I’m using the on camera light which most video journalist tend to use more times than not. Now, you have some fill and the subject is lite better than using ambient light but the image looks flat and you will at times run into glare off the glasses.
Third, I used one off camera light to light up my subject and look at the difference. There is shape to the face and contrast between my subject and the background. Try to use at least one of camera light to make your video look professional, use your surroundings to give interesting backgrounds and avoid white walls.
One light can make a difference in the quality and feel of your story
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