During this past year I was fortunate to start a collaboration with 3 artisits from New York. They moved to Raleigh, NC earlier this year and were looking for someone to help shoot video content for them.
Since we strated to work together in April, we have produced quite a few videos together under the company name East Oaks Studio. Their aim was to be able to teach through online videos. But also offer further in depth knowledge via tutorials.
For me the tutorials is a case of making sure every point is covered. It’s a different skill entirely to making a promotional video. There’s no story, no place for artistic camera movements or lighting. It has to be practical and simple. But that didn’t mean I couldn’t make a short introduction to the tutorial! and within that tutorial I would test myself to see how good I could actually make a short 3 mintue promotional video.
I spent a lot of time watching my favourite films and promotional videos. Figuring out how they did certain shots/lighting set ups, and how I could take a similar technique and use it in this video.
In the end, I feel I have done my best work to date. I am so happy with how the video turned out, and now my aim is to keep pushing myself to make the next one better. But sometimes everything just falls into place. Happy accidents, natural light and the biggest convinience of all in filming…….TIME!!
I hope you enjoy my latest video.