When recording a speaker, the footage must be captured correctly. Rarely can you cut away to something else because those watching have clicked "play" to see the speaker.
When shooting sports, the camera man needs to stay in the action but remain aware of what's outside the frame in order to anticipate upcoming plays. This video, shot at a rugby championship, demonstrates those skills as well as my editing and graphics creation.
In this basic three camera set-up, the idea was to create a relaxed atmosphere utilizing the staging area on a trade show floor. By leaving space between the guest and host as well as between the cameras and the subjects, the interview achieves that goal.
This video was shot in a studio using a blue screen which was only big enough to cover the area behind the host. After keying, the rest of the background was removed using a mask in After Effects. The background was entirely constructed in After Effects from elements like the curtain, magazine covers, basic shapes, lights, and camera effects.
Created from photographs, this tribute features sliding and scaling images as well as images that were given depth by separating the foreground and background in photoshop. The interview process was supposed to be scripted, but I also shot a question and answer session, which is nearly all of the content you see in this video.
The video work is fairly straight-forward, and was produced start to finish with my own hands. The motion graphics in this video were constructed from scratch and were designed to reflect the industry in which this company does business (lasers).