5 Tips to shoot a cinematic video in and around a car on a budget. Learn how to capture crisp sound, how to setup camera and lighting to film a dynamic driving scene without expensive equipment.
Deity was so kind to send us several of their entry-level microphones and use them for a project. Since we’ve already covered audio in multiple tutorials, we decided to make something specific today; filming a car scene. We’ve got 3 great audio tips and 2 camera tips in the video on top.
Although Deity is a new brand, their microphones aren’t. The audio products where first developed by Aputure and later brought into a new brand as they both wanted to focus on one line. It’s always fun to meet these guys on IBC, a convention for fillmmakers. Their booths are next to each other and you can try out the new lighting a audio products.
It’s only recently, since I’ve been making shorts, that I had to shoot car scenes. We’ve tried various techniques such as green screens, projectors and of course riding for real. For one of my short films we had the actor play a drunk character, so we had to shoot in a studio. We had chosen to setup a projector behind the car, playing a video we shot earlier of the road passing by. Yannick had an orange light on a stand which he could turn 360° around to mimicker the street lights.
It was a lot of fun to shoot it and the results where perfect! And although it’s pretty cheap to shoot with projectors and it requires no further post production, you do need the space for it.
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