When you’ve got hefty camera and lighting equipment, shooting in a very small space can be hard. Luckily for you, a good video production company always has some tricks up their sleeve to get out of a tight spot!
1. Use a wide angle lens
Choose your lenses carefully when shooting in a small space. A wide angle lens will help you capture more and make your space feel bigger. Be careful, though – some lenses can distort the image, such as a fisheye lens that will make straight lines curved. Choose the right lens and you’ll be able to get the perfect shot.
2. Get creative with camera placement
One of the tricky parts about filming in a small room is where to place the camera, especially if you need a stabiliser, such as a bulky tripod. Try shooting from above or below, or wedge a tripod right in a corner and send everyone out. It’s all about getting creative and making the most of what you have.
3. Adjust your lighting
Lighting can be a major problem in small spaces – you want it to look natural without having huge lights and troublesome cables in shot. A good tip is to try using LEDs, which can provide you with a good amount of light in less space. Bounce boards are also your friend, helping you to make use of natural light.
4. Think outside the box
When in doubt, go outside. You would be surprised at how many people simply choose to film through a window or doorway, allowing them to look into the space without taking up too much room. Just make sure that this doesn’t affect your lighting.
If you need a really small space, why not try faking it? You can recreate small spaces with just a printed backboard to give you that tight close-up you need. This will allow you to do everything you need with lighting and angles, without compromising on quality.
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