1 Introduction to Cameracraft This section covers the conventions, language and grammar of cameracraft. It will also explain specific functions and controls\' of the types of camera used by a professional videographer and what roles these play in producing quality images, and in helping them to record events accurately and artistically. There are several core cameracraft skills that the videographer must understand and master in order to produce video of a professional standard. These include Focus, Framing & Composition, Camera Movement and additional conventions covering features and techniques such as Aspect Ratio and Filming in Low Light. There are also aspects of the recording process that the videographer should be familiar with, including Shutter Speed, Incamera Picture Effects & Adjustments, Multi-Camera recording and Time Code. Whilst it is of the utmost importance that a videographer understands and can operate their own camera, it is also important that they understand the principle functions and controls of other cameras used within professional videography.
This section covers the process of taking shots (‘rushes’), audio, graphics and other media assets and compiling them into a completed programme. Post production and editing is both a technical and creative process. It is not just about editing out poor material, but is the stage at which your production takes form and establishes pace and mood.
2 Introduction to Shot Transitions There are a number of ways for the editor to change from one shot to another. Each has its own rules and principles, and where best they should be applied, and have implications for the viewer. Again, these are general rules and principles which can be broken, but understanding them will enable you to break these rules with reason and purpose.