Make a film
Most of us have video cameras on our phones so it's easier than ever to capture those magic moments. With over five years' experience of filming at Big Lunches and other events for Eden Project Communities, Sound View Media now reveal their top tips on how to make a film worth sharing:
Before you start, think about what you want to shoot. It’s easy to randomly shoot scenes without actually capturing what you want.
Think about the framing of the shot and what you want to convey. How can you make it more interesting?
Steady shots are key; think of ways of making sure the camera is still.
Hold your shot, make sure you capture what you’re filming for long enough, it’ll feel like a long time when you’re shooting but when you play it back it may not be long enough. Why not count to ten?
Remember sound — make sure you are in a quiet environment and are close to your subject.
Be aware of the light conditions. If it’s dark can you add any more light? Beware of shooting directly into the light as that'll just create silhouettes and shadows.
Making films is fun!
Don’t forget to get the relevant permissions from everyone taking part. Here's our handy consent form template: