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Old January 22nd, 2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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overhaulin' style video ADVICE! PLEASE!

Just got a call and I will be flying with another crew member to Alabama for a video shoot at one of the most prestigous rockcrawler fabrication shops in the country. The owner wants us to put together a video of a 1-day build in their shop---they are re-building a Jeep that was poorly put together before. Does anybody have advice on shooting techniquest for this type of event?? Thanks in advance.

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Old January 26th, 2007, 04:37 AM   #2
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well... bringing 3 of us out there, 2 HD cameras and 1 small 3CCD camera for a time-lapse... Hopefully I can make this happen!
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Old January 26th, 2007, 08:07 AM   #3
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Think through how you will do audio very carefully. Audio from a number of different cameras in an environment like a shop can be difficult to mtach. I'd want to provide coverage with a boom mic for all the critical dialouge and that would require a boom pole operator in addition to the camera crew.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 08:38 AM   #4
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A machine shop can be noisy. In the event that the room sound is so bad that you can't use the explanations of what they are doing as they are doing it, try sitting someone down in a quiet room after the fact and interview them, asking them to review the day's work. You can either use the interview as voice-over to explain what we are seeing or cut away to the interview to give us some visual relief or to provide a way of transitioning from one segment to another.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #5
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try to get a "lay of the land" when you get there, or preferrably before and decide ahead of time who the main parties are that will need following. You may get a list of the steps they plan to take and who will do them and when so you can stay ahead of the process. If you try to do it all "wild", you won't have anything that will make any sense at the end of the day...

I also agree, have a PA make some notes so you can sit the shop owner/foreman/whatever down to recount what was going on so you have some sort of "anchor narrative" to keep the thing glued together...
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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:44 AM   #6
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Pre-interviews, post interviews, and interviews during coffee breaks sound like a good idea. You could even build a partial sound booth off to the side and have the shop in the background (maybe out of focus?). Don't forget to get lots of angles of the vehicle. Off-road vehicles are all about the suspension, so you will need to get under the truck. Don't forget that you will need to get lights under there.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #7
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Work backwards, why does the owner want the prog? If it's a promo for him, everything should look good all the way through, but let on you could knock up a show for cable. Then you need to think that way, build up to 2 breaks, problem, solution, problem, solution etc. Shoot 2 or 3:1 ratio.

Get the history of Jeeps, the owner, anything you can add in that line. Plenty to get down either side of the one day shoot. You can also give your client a promo....hey 2 invoices!
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