In order to create a successful documentary, lighting is one aspect that myself and Joe need to concentrate a lot on. When it comes to making videos and documentaries, your lighting makes a bigger difference in the quality of your finished product than what kind of camera you use. In fact, a cheap camera with great lighting will produce a better looking shot than an expensive camera with terrible lighting.
Lots people think if they get a high quality camera, then all their videos will look great. Not necessarily so.
There’s no doubt about it, bad lighting marks a video as the work of an amateur.
Here is a youtube video I found for research:
I think that in order to make ours very successful, Joe and I will need to be careful as well as include the following things
- Close ups are well lit
- Background is lit up
- Natural lighting
- White Balance is perfect