Long-take lectures and their challenges

Late last month we met with one of our recurring clients, Hebrew at the Center,  to film a multi-cam long-take lecture narrated entirely in Hebrew for an online class offered to students around the country. It was a simple three-point lighting setup and set in a beautiful home dubbed “the castle” in Cabot Estates.

Long-takes of a half-hour or more can be very effective for class lectures and online courses especially when your students are located around the world. For this shoot, we shot with both the Canon 7D, and a High-Definition Sony camera for dual-camera footage in order to switch back and forth if the occasional, but often inevitable error occurs.

Dual Camera Set Up

Skillman Video Group’s direction and technical prowess insures that mistakes are kept to an absolute minimum in any given production. For this shoot, we also used a dual-microphone setup consisting of lavalier and shotgun microphones to minimize sound errors.

Most importantly, the biggest strain of this type of shoot lies on the person in front of the camera. It is important to be fully aware of the talent’s needs, such as food, beverage intake, and overall satisfaction. SVG makes sure that the talent is very comfortable in their given position, and that they simply have to worry about memorizing those lines – SVG will take care of the rest!  Call Skillman Video Group today if you need help producing your online lecture series.