Education: The Shot List Advantage
It’s not easy to shoot a great visual. A lot of newbies think that they can just point their cameras on the subject right away and capture the whole story they want to convey to the viewers to get the best video ever. But no! Shooting a dope visual takes time, effort, intelligence and not to mention, it can even strip your budget bare, if you are not smart enough to create a shot list first before shooting the video. This post by our friends at VideoMaker explains in detail how a shot list can actually help an expert and novice film and video directors.
After deciding what camera to shoot with and leaving the camera shop to shoot a music video or a independent film, filmmaker’s can get too caught up with the story-line playing in their mind which feels them with confidence and enthusiasm. This is not wrong but, your confidence and enthusiasm can be replaced with disappointment and frustration immediately once you see your final visual and find out it’s lacking something. If you don’t want to miss something, you should never forget to plan your video through completely with a shot list first. Whether its a business video production or a web series you want to have an iron clad road map to check.
Shooting any visual can be very stressful so, it may not be enough to rely on your own memory during the process as you could forget important shots and locations. Sets are full of moving parts, personalities, deadlines, and unknown variables. With a shot list, you can make sure nothing is amiss and lacking in your video production before you can call it “a wrap”.
Now, what can you say about giving a shot list a shot before shooting videos? Do you have positive and negative experiences shooting with and without a shot list? Let us know in the comment section!