Friday, August 26, 2016

Cinematography lesson #1 - Reflections

I've been trying my hand at creating some videos for various purposes. At my last filming session, I learned a very valuable lesson - watch your reflections. If there are any reflective surfaces behind the action, make sure they aren't revealing anything behind the camera that you don't want the viewer to see.

It might be hard to see this in the small screen of a camera or video camera, so get your head down by the camera to see what the camera will see. Sometimes all it takes is a slight re-positioning of the camera and the unwanted reflections are gone.

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