100: The 10 Commandments of Outdoor Video Production
Know your camera (and all your gear)
Know how to use them
Know their menus and their buttons.
Know where the rings and the functions of the camera are and what they do.
Do the work on the front end and do some planning
Answer questions you need answers for before you are in the field and cant get them answered or are unprepared for them.
Get The Broll
You can never have enough of this
Get shots that move the story along or explain what is happening.
All the little sponsor clips
Get the Dialogue
Talking to the camera
Getting the information
Assume the viewer is dumb
Who, what, when, where, why, weather.
How are we getting from one place to another?
How are days changing?
Are we getting the things we need to move the story from one place or time to another.
Get the Establishing shots
Where are we?
How do we get the viewer inside a place?
How do we get a viewer to a location?
Get the Scenics
What does these add to your story?
What are they?
How do we get them?
Always get the Recreates
The things that happen when the camera cant be on the hunter the whole time
All the little things that make a story move along.
Knowing what is going on
What animal to shoot
When to shoot and when to move.
Be a producer First and A hunter Second (if you want good content)
This is hard to do but like we have said before this is a decision you have to make as to what kind of content you want to create.