Although you might be eager to start recording your video, it's crucial to consider a few factors to ensure that your motion graphic artist can create the most effective motion graphic layout for your video footage.
Here are some tips for capturing your video content with later editing by our motion graphic artists in mind:
Communicate Your Desired Motion Or Style
Use A Tripod
Ensure Proper Lighting
Resolution and Frama Rate
1. Plan Ahead
Before recording your video, have a clear plan for your video's content, style, storyboard, layout, and message. Planning this beforehand can help align your recorded video with the visuals you want your motion graphic artist to add later.
2. Frame Composition
Pay attention to the placement of elements in your video footage. For example, in a video featuring a speaker, leave space around the speaker depending on the type of motion graphic you'd like to be added to it. If you'd like text to be added to the left of the speaker, then ensure there's enough empty space on the left side of the footage you're recording.
3. Proper Background
Avoid overcrowded or distracting backgrounds - solid color backgrounds are best! This improves your motion graphic artist's ability to include better types of motion graphic elements in your video.
4. Communicate Your Desired Motion Or Style
Let your motion graphic artist know what kind of motion or style you'd like, especially if you have something specific in mind. Sending them a sample or reference video would help immensely!
5. Use A Tripod (Or Stabilizer)
Keep your camera steady and free from any shaking or motion disturbances.
6. Ensure Proper Lighting
Good lighting is crucial for quality footage. Avoid shooting in places that are too bright, as well as places that are poorly lit.
7. Audio Quality
Clear audio is just as important as video quality. Use an external microphone if possible, and record in a quiet environment. Clear, clean audio will make syncing it to your video in post-production smoother.
8. Resolution and Frame Rate
Shoot in the highest resolution and frame rate your camera allows. This provides more flexibility during the post-production process, especially if it needs to be zoomed in.
By following these tips, you can help your motion graphic artist create engaging and effective visuals that enhance your video content. Collaboration and planning are key to achieving a cohesive and impactful result!
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