10 Remote Video Capture Tips for Remote Video Production Success

10 Remote Video Capture Tips for Remote Video Production Success

The use of remote video capture is something that few businesses really considered prior to 2020, but COVID changed the way many businesses choose to continue their production of marketing videos. Many businesses, large and small, knew that video would continue to play a very important role in their marketing efforts.

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They also knew that there were risks with visiting a film set at that time (and many sets were closed directly as a result of the lockdowns which occurred worldwide due to the Coronavirus). Thus, businesses shifted to remote video capture to continue their production of quality marketing videos.

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If this sounds like you, and remote video capture continues to be something that your business engages in to produce quality marketing content, you’re going to enjoy this guide that Beverly Boy Productions has put together to help you achieve success with your remote video production process.

To learn more about our video production drop kits and remote video capture equipment, give us a call! When producing videos remotely, follow these tips for successful remote video capture:

#1. Keep a Clean Background

You don’t want your video background to be cluttered or busy. Try to record in an area where your background correlates with the content your filming for, but not busy or clustered with items. Less is more is a good approach to take when filming remotely.

#2. Consider What You’re Capable Of

Remote video capture is probably not something that you want to plan a large scale production out of if you’re new to the process.

If you’re filming remotely, perhaps you should save more complicated projects for a future date when you can be back on the film set? Consider simpler objectives for filming such as interviews, testimonials, and similar content.

#3. Plan & Plan Again

Even on the film set, the best productions are the result of a lot of pre-production planning. Your remote video capture will be most successful if you properly plan out what your going to film. Just as you would plan any shoot, take time to plan out your remote video.

#4. Consider a Multi-Camera Set Up

If you’re remote video capture is to process an interview or testimonial, consider the use of multiple cameras for best results. Set one camera to the side view at an angle and the other more from the front.

This way you can capture the interview or testimonial and get double the footage to work with. Pair with B-roll and you’ll have a complete video ready to go!

#5. Stage the Viewable Area

Much like we discussed not having a busy background, you want to set the stage for your remote video capture. Consider the topic that you’re filming for, and set your space up so that it connects with your audience. Don’t overdo it though! Keep it simple. Subtle connections are enough.

#6. Prioritize the Lighting

If you don’t know much about lighting for a film, consider our complete guides on lighting to help you out. Most importantly, avoid backlighting or lighting that is shown on your subject directly from above.

Both can give a washed or blacked out appearance. Use natural light to your advantage by filming in a room that has plenty of natural lighting.

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#7. Take a Test Shot

Don’t be afraid to film a few minutes of test footage before the real deal. A test shot will help you to see what is good (and potentially not so good) about your current remote video capture set up. Test the waters, make some adjustments, and get ready for success!

#8. Buffer More Time than Less

Give yourself more time to shoot than what you think it will take. Even with remote video capture there are things that could go wrong or interrupt your filming in some capacity. Having more time to shoot versus less is important.

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#9. Make Sure You Have Backup Equipment

Batteries, storage space, and things like that can interrupt your video production both on set and in a remote video capture situation — make sure you’ve got backup equipment in case something runs out or fails.

Keep extra batteries charged and ready to go. Make sure you have more than enough storage space on your device. Have a plan for if your equipment fails. Everything will be better in the long-run if you plan ahead.

#10. Maximize Your Remote Video Capture

Finally, since you are going through a lot in order to capture remote video for your continued marketing content, why not maximize your resources and get the most out of what you create?

Consider filming for multiple videos or crafting multiple videos out of the footage that you capture in a single remote video capture setting.

Thinking of ways to get the most out of your footage will help you to maximize your resources and generate greater ROI for your project.

Want more remote video capture tips and tricks or do you need remote video production equipment delivered to your home or office? Give Beverly Boy Productions a call at 888-462-7808.

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